about mitchell farley

Mitchell Farley is a lifelong resident of the Lowcountry of South Carolina who attended local schools and is an Eagle Scout with strong ties to the community.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of South Carolina and attended law school at the Charleston School of Law.

He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

He constantly attends training to stay current with changes in the law.

Upon graduation, Mitchell Farley worked for a multi-state law firm defending insurance companies from civil lawsuit.

He transitioned from civil law to criminal law when he accepted a job as a Public Defender for the First Judicial Circuit.

In that role, Mitchell Farley has represented defendants in well over a thousand (1,000) cases, ranging from traffic tickets to Murder.

Practicing in all state courts in all South Carolina counties, and focusing solely on criminal law Mitchell Farley has the time and skills needed to successfully handle all criminal matters.

The state possesses nearly limitless resources to prosecute you, which is why you require a criminal defense lawyer who is dedicated to you.

You don’t hire a private attorney to be treated like a number and our firm is not like traditional criminal defense firms.

We inform you about your situation upfront, explain your rights in simple language, and involve you in all choices that impact your case.

Last but not least, we keep you informed and we promptly respond to phone calls.

Put Mitchell Farley’s experience to work for you.

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South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

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Criminal Defense


In South Carolina, criminal offenses are classified into three types: felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions.

Felonies are the most severe and carry a minimum sentence of one year in prison.

Examples include murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.

Misdemeanors result in fines or short jail terms and include domestic violence 2nd and 3rd, assault, theft, and vandalism.

Infractions are minor offenses like traffic violations and come with fines only.


In South Carolina, driving under the influence (DUI) is strictly regulated and various offenses are imposed depending on the severity of the situation.

Driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeding the legal limit is considered a DUI per se. In cases where there is serious injury or repeat offenses, felony DUI applies.

Refusing to take a breathalyzer test also carries its own penalties. It is prohibited to have open alcoholic beverages in a moving vehicle according to open container laws. 


Drug offenses in South Carolina are treated differently based on the nature of the action and the type and quantity of the controlled substance involved.

Possessing small amounts of drugs for personal use may be regarded as a misdemeanor, whereas possessing larger quantities that suggest an intent to distribute can result in felony charges.

Drug trafficking, manufacturing, and distribution are felonies with harsher penalties for more dangerous substances like cocaine or heroin.

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