Criminal Defense

Charleston Criminal Defense Attorney

Serving Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties


Following arrest, a defendant will normally have their initial bond set before a Magistrate within twenty-four (24) hours.

*Our experienced Charleston criminal defense team can spring into action and represent defendants at that initial bond setting if we are contacted immediately.

Having an attorney familiar with the process at that initial bond setting can often save thousands of dollars for the defendant’s family! [Contact Us Now]

Peter has been representing defendants at bond hearings for thirty (30) years. Let his experience work for you.



Once the initial bond has been set, a defendant can request that the bond be reconsidered and lowered. This can be done even after the defendant has been released from custody. Bondsman often encourage further reductions to reduce their exposure, in the event that the defendant fails to appear for Court. There is a limited amount of time to request the reconsideration. We routinely make these requests to the courts in order to save our clients money.


There is also a limited amount of time to request a Preliminary Hearing before the defendant forfeits their right to that important hearing. We will help you make the request and represent you at the Preliminary hearing. Click Bonds/Prelims to learn more.


As a Charleston criminal defense law firm, The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. has represented hundreds of individuals who have been charged with drug offenses, ranging from simple possession to drug trafficking. With three (3) decades of experience handling drug offenses, Peter David Brown, P.A. knows how important it is to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side from start to finish.

*Your attorney makes a difference*

To learn more, click Drug Offenses.


At the Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. our Charleston criminal defense law firm understands the extremely sensitive nature of juvenile offenses. A juvenile conviction can extend throughout adulthood, affecting college, military service and employment opportunities. We will work to minimize the long-term legal effects on your child’s future.

See Juvenile Defense to learn more. 843-971-0099


Traffic offenses can range from minor speeding tickets and DUI to more serious felonies like Reckless Homicide and Felony DUI. Whether you have been ticketed for a minor traffic violation or arrested for a more serious charge, the experienced Charleston based criminal defense attorney and very experienced staff at the Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. has handled hundreds of traffic violations over the past thirty (30) years.




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