A criminal trial is distinct from a civil lawsuit in which one party can sue another party for violating a legal duty. Criminal prosecution is brought by the state against an individual. Under the due process clause of the United States Constitution, individuals cannot be deprived of life or liberty without due process of the law. A fair and just trial by jury is a part of Due Process, and is guaranteed in the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I, ยง 14 of the S.C. Constitution.

If you have been charged with a crime, no matter what the alleged crime is, you need strong representation. The Law Office of W. James Hoffmyer has been defending against criminal charges for more than two decades. Mr. Hoffmeyer has successfully defended felonies and misdemeanors in both state and federal Court.

W. James Hoffmeyer represents individuals charged with various criminal offenses including, but not limited to, serious offenses such as Murder, Manslaughter, Burglary, Robbery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Assault, Larceny, DUI, and Drug Offenses.

Mr. Hoffmeyer is certified to act as lead counsel in death penalty cases.