A large portion of our practice is devoted to criminal defense. This includes the representation of college students within the City of Charleston Municipal Court and Charleston Magistrate Courts.
Charleston has long been known for it’s southern hospitality and has repeatedly been named America’s most “hospitable and friendliest city.” However, students who come to live in Charleston to attend college may be unaware of the fact that the underage drinking laws and open container laws are heavily enforced in downtown bars of the Holy City as well as at area beaches.
This leads to many tickets being issued for Minor in Possession and False ID. Students and young professionals who socialize downtown with friends may also find themselves being ticketed for Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest or Public Drunk.