Are you facing a domestic violence charge in Columbia SC? Make sure you have a qualified attorney with extensive experience in domestic violence cases. When you turn to the Law Offices of Lori S. Murray, you’ll get a trusted lawyer who has a background working on both sides of defense—as a criminal prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Lori Murray’s unique legal perspective will position you for the most successful outcome possible.

Most of the clients who come to Lori Murray for domestic violence charges are hoping to:

  • Avoid a jail sentence
  • Keep primary custody of their children
  • Retain their right to own and carry firearms
  • Maintain their reputations within the community
  • Keep a domestic violence conviction out of public records
  • Prevent charges from negatively impacting their professional licenses or future employment opportunities

If you have any of these goals, it’s crucial to contact our office right away so that we can immediately begin fighting for your rights and future.


The penalty for domestic violence varies based on the degree of domestic violence you’re charged with. The most serious form of domestic violence, Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature, carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Domestic Violence in the First Degree carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Domestic Violence in the 2nd Degree carries a maximum penalty of $5000 and 3 years in prison. Finally, Domestic Violence in the 3rd Degree carries a maximum penalty of $2500 and 90 days in jail. Both Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature and Domestic Violence First Degree are felonies while Domestic Violence 2nd and 3rd Degree are misdemeanors.

You nor your spouse can drop the domestic violence charges, even if someone changes his or her mind about the incident. Once the prosecution is involved, it will be the prosecution or a judge who decides what will happen next. For this reason, it’s essential to have a successful domestic violence attorney by your side who can help you fight the charges and present your best defense.

Hiring an attorney as soon as possible following a domestic violence arrest or investigation can mean the difference between getting the charges dropped or facing serious criminal penalties like jail time, hefty fines, community service, and mandatory counseling. Skilled attorney Lori Murray has a track record for successfully helping clients like you navigate the domestic violence legal process.
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