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Criminal Defense Attorney – Charleston, SC

White Collar & Fraud Charges

These types of cases are often subject to both state and federal prosecution, it is important to work with a lawyer who is comfortable defending a case at any level.

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What is a “White Collar Crime”?

Because numerous high profile individuals have been convicted of white collar crimes in recent years, many people believe you must be a celebrity or a Wall Street tycoon to face these types of charges. In reality, white collar crime is a catch-all term for a variety of criminal offenses that typically involve ordinary people.

The phrase “white collar crime” was created to describe a range of criminal acts that involve fraud and deceit. Because most of these charges involve non-violent crimes committed by office workers in a business setting, the term refers to the type of white dress shirt that was historically worn by corporate employees to distinguish themselves from laborers in the working class. In most cases, as with credit card fraud, embezzlement, tax fraud, securities violations, and identity theft, white collar crimes involve the mishandling of money.

Serious Crimes and Severe Penalties

White collar crimes involve complex transactions that require a thorough understanding of tax law and federal regulations. Because these types of cases are often subject to both state and federal prosecution, it is important to work with a lawyer who is comfortable defending a case at any level. In some cases, federal law enforcement agencies spend months or even years conducting an investigation before charging a suspect. It is not uncommon for individuals to be unaware that they are the subject of a federal investigation.

Because this is often the first time they have encountered the criminal justice system, many white collar offenders are overwhelmed and intimidated by the experience of being charged with a serious crime. The prospect of a felony conviction and the idea of spending time is prison is emotionally draining. Additionally, many sentences require the offender to pay restitution for his crimes. If he can’t afford to repay the money, the government can seize assets, such as cars, houses, and other personal property. With so much riding on the outcome of your case, you need a criminal defense lawyer who can quickly assemble an intelligent, effective defense.

Federal Criminal Defense

Defended countless clients accused of federal crimes. As an experienced federal litigator, I know how to assemble an effective defense for high profile crimes.

Drug Possession

Because drug possession is a serious crime that can result in life-changing penalties, it is absolutely imperative to work with a South Carolina criminal defense lawyer who understands the law in this area.

White Collar Crimes

Because these types of cases are often subject to both state and federal prosecution, it is important to work with a lawyer who is comfortable defending a case at any level.

DUI Charges

A DUI Charge Can Put Your Life on Hold. A single arrest can seriously jeopardize your job, your freedom, and your reputation. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you can’t afford to delay your defense.

Why Hire Us?

When you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced lawyer who focuses exclusively on defending criminal cases and who will aggressively protect your rights. Throughout my career, I have successfully handled every type of criminal defense case. More importantly, criminal defense is the only thing I do. I have witnessed firsthand how a criminal charge can negatively impact every area of a person’s life. As a lawyer, I consider it a privilege to help people during this stressful time in their lives. Call us today at (854) 777-0744 for a free consultation to discuss.

Scott Bischoff is truly a good human being and an exceptional attorney. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for legal representation.
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Meet our Attorneys

When you have been charged with a crime, you need experienced lawyers who focuses exclusively on defending criminal cases and who will aggressively protect your rights. Throughout our careers, We have successfully handled every type of criminal defense case. More importantly, criminal defense is the only thing we do..

Christopher W. Adams, Esq.

Experienced and Aggressive South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney

Chris concentrates in criminal defense in federal and state courts. Chris concentrates on defending clients accused of white collar crimes, street crimes, sex offenses and capital murder in the South and around the country.

Since launching his private practice in 2007, Chris has represented clients in serious matters from Las Vegas to New York City to San Juan, Puerto Rico. However, the bulk of his practice is fighting for men and women accused of crimes in and around South Carolina.

Chris Adams Bio Prior to opening his own practice, Chris spent 15 years as a public defender or non-profit lawyer. Chris began his career in Charleston, S.C., and he and his family returned in 2010 after spending a decade in Atlanta. The son of a two teachers, Chris grew up in Carrollton, Georgia. After graduating...

J. Scott Bischoff, II

Award Winning Criminal Defense Attorney

In our modern day rush-to-judgment society, people charged with crimes are often convicted in the court of public opinion long before they ever step foot in a courtroom. Despite citizens of this country being innocent until proven guilty, the reality is that in this day and age you have to fight for your innocence.

I pride myself in knowing that I can be the voice that helps a client through what is perhaps the most difficult time in their life. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to every client that walks through our door. As a group, we work together to ensure our clients achieve maximum possible results in any situation.

Professional Experience Upon graduating from law school, Scott went to work for the Office of the First Circuit Public Defender where he excelled in providing high quality representation to indigent citizens of Dorchester County. During his three years as a public defender, Scott represented hundreds of defendants in all areas of the law and served...
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