Facing Criminal Charges in the Beaufort, SC Area?

You need a highly capable criminal defense attorney in your corner

Being charged with a criminal offense is stressful.  You want experienced attorneys who know the criminal justice system  to help you navigate the process from beginning to end.  At Weidner, Wegmann & Harper, LLC, the partners who practice in the criminal defense area have been both senior prosecutors and defense counsel who can assist you with developing an aggressive defense strategy and defending your rights.  Our attorneys have extensive experience defending both felony and misdemeanor offenses

You can trust us to...

Walk you through the trial process, from the preliminary investigation to sentencing
Provide counsel so you can respond to a subpoena for testimony or documents
Protect your rights during military court-martial proceedings

Our aggressive and carefully planned defense strategies have allowed us to...

Prevent criminal charges from being filed
Negotiate favorable plea agreements
Get pending charges dismissed
Obtain successful jury verdicts

Your search for a high-qualified criminal defense attorney ends in Beaufort, SC. Make an appointment today.

We excel in handling DUI cases

South Carolina continues to enact stronger DUI laws that can significantly affect your job prospects, driving privileges and future. The law and procedure in involved with DUI defense is complicated and technical.  Your DUI attorney must be not only well-versed in the law, but also aggressive with your defense.  Experience matters and the attorneys at Weidner, Wegmann & Harper, LLC have over 20 years of experience in this area.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not against the law to drink and then drive.  Rather, it is against the law to drive while materially and appreciably impaired through the use of alcohol or drugs.  And just because a breathalizer machine says your blood alcohol level was greater than .08 does not mean you have been conclusively proven to be materially and appreciably impaired.  

You may believe that you "failed" a sobriety test because a police officer insinuated that you failed when you were arrested.  In fact, ordinary, perfectly sober people routinely make common mistakes while performing ordinary actions during the sobriety tests.  A poor performance durning a sobriety test is not the equivelant of driving under the influence.

We can answer your questions and discuss the specifics of your case during your free consultation. Do not let a police officer imply that your case is a sealed, slam dunk conviction.  We can argue to get your drunk driving charges reduced or dismissed and help you keep your driving privileges.  Call 843-521-0004 to make an appointment.

Criminal Defense

Weidner, Wegmann & Harper LLC's criminal defense includes the representation of clients in criminal investigations and proceedings, including charges of murder, manslaughter, burglary, and driving under the influence to name but a few. The primary trial lawyer in the criminal defense area has previously served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and has substantial jury trial experience in both felony and misdemeanor trials. The Firms' experience in the criminal defense area encompasses all phases of the litigation process from preliminary investigations through trial and numerous types of pre-trial motions and litigation as well as post-conviction matters including motions for reduction of sentences and sentencing memorandum. Weidner, Wegmann & Harper have represented clients accused in the state and federal courts, on both the trial and appellate levels as well as those military service members accused in military courts-martial proceedings. Additionally, the firm counsels both witnesses and targets of grand juries who must respond to subpoenas for testimony and documents.

Through aggressive, carefully planned defense strategies, our attorneys have been successful at interceding to prevent criminal charges from being filed, procuring the dismissal of pending charges, negotiating favorable plea agreements and obtaining successful jury verdicts. The Firm recognizes the impact that being charged with a crime can have on a client's life and our commitment to success reflects this awareness.