Meet John Crangle, your Greenville Domestic Violence Attorney

Greenville Domestic Violence Attorney John Crangle handles DV 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & HAN charges in Upstate South Carolina. We help clients in Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Oconee, Pickens, and many other counties throughout South Carolina.

What is South Carolina’s Domestic Violence (DV) Law?

Domestic Violence is harming OR threatening to harm physical injury to a household member. The harm could be a threat, a scratch, a phone call, or a fight.

Under South Carolina law, the primary aggressor is responsible. If you are defending yourself or others from attack, you are not guilty.

Many times law enforcement will take both parties to jail to deescalate the situation. However, an arrest is a mere accusation.

Don’t leave your DV case to chance. Crangle Law Firm has handled DV cases from Third Degree to High and Aggravated.

What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in South Carolina?

DV 3rd DegreeDV 2nd DegreeDV 1st DegreeDV High & Aggravated nature
Jail 0 – 90 Days0 – 3 years0 – 10 years0 – 20 years
TypeMisdemeanorMisdemeanorFelonyFelony

What are the Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction

Under 18 U.S.C. ยง 922(g)(9), Federal Law FOREVER BARS your ability to own a firearm or ammunition. If you are found, you are subject to criminal penalties.

This applies even if the charge is reduced to Assault & Battery in the 3rd degree.

Don’t leave your case up to chance.

How Greenville Domestic Violence Attorney John Crangle Help?

Greenville Domestic Violence Attorney John Crangle fights DV charges. He’s represented 100+ clients charged with domestic violence. Crangle Law Firm carefully reviews the incident report. We also interview witnesses and challenge the officer’s initial assumptions.

Officers often jump to conclusions early on, and don’t listen to the other side. We make sure our client’s rights and story receives the full attention it deserves.

What is the Difference Between DV: First, Second, and Third Degree?

The domestic violence law is in degrees. Each degree has different elements that enhance the offense. 3rd Degree is the lowest: DVHAN is the highest.

The common requirement is that the victim be a “household member.” A household member is a cohabiting couple or two people with a child in common.

The chart below provides a good summary of the differences.

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