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Facing Criminal Charges in Greenwood, SC?

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Criminal defense attorney Kent Collins is well-equipped and readily available to handle even the most complex cases.

With years of experience, Kent Collins has a proven track record of success in defending clients’ rights and obtaining favorable outcomes.

Criminal defense attorney Kent Collins has extensive experience with South Carolina criminal laws, including:

A Former Prosecutor Accepting Criminal Defense Cases in Greenwood, SC

Criminal defense lawyer Kent Collins knows criminal law, criminal procedure, the prosecutors, and the courts in Greenwood, SC.

He is a former prosecutor who has been involved in criminal prosecutions and is now a criminal defense attorney fighting for the rights and freedoms of people like you.

With his extensive experience in criminal law and criminal trial practice, Kent has the skills and knowledge to investigate your case, find the necessary witnesses and evidence to win, and, if necessary, conduct your trial to a jury.

Can You Get My Charges Dismissed?

Every person charged with a crime wants their charges dismissed without a trial.

That is the ideal outcome in most criminal defense cases, and, in most cases, that is our goal at the outset.

We routinely get criminal charges dismissed for our clients, but we cannot make any guarantees because every case is unique.

Whether your charges are dismissed in the end depends on many factors, including:

  • Your prior criminal history
  • The strength of the state’s evidence against you
  • Whether you are willing to take your case to trial
  • Your prosecutor’s position on the outcome of your case
  • The relevant South Carolina law, as applied to the facts of your case
  • The results of your defense lawyer’s independent investigation of the allegations
  • Whether there is an alleged victim in your case and their position on the outcome

Although our goal is to get every client’s case dismissed, many possible outcomes may include:

  • Dismissal of all charges
  • A guilty verdict following trial
  • An acquittal following trial
  • Dismissal of some charges in exchange for a plea to others or a reduced charge
  • A guilty plea with or without recommendation, dismissed charges, or reduced charges
  • Participation in a pretrial intervention or another pretrial diversion program that results in a dismissal

Why Call Kent Collins Criminal Defense Law Firm if you are charged with a crime in Greenwood, SC?

At our criminal defense law firm, our goal is to win your case.

Kent Collins:

  • Regularly handles criminal defense cases for our clients,
  • Has dealt with thousands of criminal cases of all types, from speeding tickets to murder charges,
  • Has years of experience defending people accused of crimes as a Greenwood, SC criminal defense lawyer in private practice,
  • Has experience as a former prosecutor in Orangeburg and Lexington, SC
  • Is an active member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL), The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and
  • Regularly attends training sessions for criminal defense law and trial practice.

People in Greenwood, SC, call Kent Collins when their freedom, family, and livelihood are on the line!


  • Armed Robbery
  • Arson 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Assault and Battery 1st degree, 2nd degree and 3rd degree
  • Assault upon a Correctional Employee
  • Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature
  • Attempted Murder
  • Breach of Trust
  • Breaking into a Motor Vehicle
  • Burglary 1st degree, 2nd degree and 3rd degree
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication
  • Domestic Violence (DV/CDV)
  • Domestic Violence of High & Aggravated Nature (DVHAN)
  • Driving Under Suspension
  • Drug Offenses (All Types)
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Possession With Intent to Distribute (PWID)
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Failure to Stop for a Blue Light
  • Fake ID / False ID
  • Felony DUI, Death; Felony DUI Great Bodily Injury
  • Firearms related charges (All Types)
  • Forgery, Financial Transaction Fraud, Forgery, Theft
  • Grand Larceny
  • Habitual Traffic Offender
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Malicious Injury to Person Property / Real Property
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Petty Larceny
  • Pointing or Presenting a Firearm
  • Reckless Driving
  • Reckless Homicide
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Simple Assault
  • Strong Arm Robbery
  • Threatening the Life of a Public Official or Public Employee
  • Trespassing
  • Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol
  • Vandalism


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“I found Kent’s knowledge and experience in matters of law to be the determining factor in solving my legal issue.”


“I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Kent. He handled my case quickly and professionally. I would reccomend him to anyone!!”


“Mr. Collins exceeded my expectations by far! I have needed his services more than once and I couldn’t be more thankful for how much he has helped me!”


Criminal Defense Attorneys in Greenwood, SC Are Often Asked…

Can I Get an Expungement in South Carolina?
Only some criminal convictions can be expunged in SC. These include:

  • 30-day misdemeanors in magistrate or municipal court (after three years), 
  • Convictions under the Youthful Offender Act (YOA) (after five years), 
  • Domestic violence third-degree convictions (after five years), 
  • Possession of controlled substances (after three years), and
  • Possession with intent to distribute (PWID) controlled substances (after 20 years).
Can I Get Pretrial Diversion or PTI in Greenwood, SC?
Depending on the charges, your prior record, and whether there are any alleged victims in a case, pretrial diversions programs that are available in Greenwood, SC, may include:

  • Pretrial Intervention (PTI),
  • Alcohol Education Program (AEP), 
  • Traffic Education Program (TEP), 
  • Drug Court, and
  • Conditional discharges.
What Types of Criminal Cases Do You Accept in Greenwood, SC?
We accept most types of criminal cases in Greenwood, including:

  • Felonies,
  • Misdemeanors,
  • Magistrate court,
  • Municipal court,
  • Drug offenses,
  • Violent crimes,
  • Major offenses, and
  • Minor offenses.

If you aren’t sure if we can help with your case, just give us a call or send an email through our website for a free consultation.

Do I Have to Show Up for the Court Date on My Blue Ticket?
If you are charged with a blue uniform traffic ticket in magistrate or municipal court, your “initial court date” and the address of the court will be written on your ticket.

Suppose you appear on this date without an attorney or requesting a jury trial. In that case, you will be given a “bench trial” with no jury, no attorney, and no discovery before, in most cases, the judge finds you guilty.

Call Kent Collins, your Greenwood, SC criminal defense attorney, before the initial court date. Follow their advice – in many cases, they will request a jury trial before the initial court date, and you will not need to appear on that day.

Charged with a Crime in Greenwood, S.C.?
If you’ve been charged with a crime or think you may be under investigation, you should immediately speak with a criminal defense attorney in Greenwood, SC. 

If you’re ready to speak with a criminal defense lawyer in Greenwood, SC, please call 803.808.0905 for your free in-person consultation or by filling out our online contact form


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