York County, SC Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, & Civil Rights Attorney

Criminal defense attorney

York County has one of the highest crime rates in South Carolina. In response, the police and prosecutors aggressively arrest and prosecute suspects for various offenses. These efforts often lead to overreach and aggressive, sometimes deadly, tactics that harm locals. 

York County also has a broad-based economy based on healthcare, manufacturing, and agriculture. Unfortunately, many people get exposed to toxic substances and dangerous products at home or work.

If you or a loved one requires an attorney for a criminal defense, personal injury, mass torts, or civil rights case in York County, call the Law Office of Mo Abusaft to have an experienced attorney fight for you.

Criminal Defense in York County

When you get investigated or arrested for a crime, you face the full force of the government. Having a criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Mo Abusaft can make a difference in the outcome of your case.

Criminal charges in South Carolina can carry a wide range of penalties upon conviction, including:

  • Fines
  • Registration as a sex offender
  • Incarceration
  • Death by lethal injection, firing squad, or electric chair

Arrests and convictions for crimes in the state will appear on a criminal background check.

Together, the consequences of a conviction could interfere with your ability to obtain:

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Custody or even visitation of your children

When you face criminal charges, you have several options for defending yourself, including:

  • Proving you did not commit the offense
  • Contending that prosecutors overcharged the offense
  • Proving you were falsely accused
  • Proving legal justification, like self-defense
  • Showing that the evidence against you was obtained illegally
  • Proving the law enforced against you is unconstitutional

Most criminal cases get resolved with a plea bargain. But the Law Office of Mo Abusaft will fight for the best outcome possible. With a strong defense, we could obtain:

  • A dismissal of all charges
  • A reduction in charges
  • An acquittal at trial

If you or a loved one has been arrested in York County, South Carolina, contact the Law Office of Mo Abusaft to discuss your case and how we can defend you from the charges against you.

U.S. and South Carolina Civil Rights Law

Since the dark days of the pre-civil rights era, the U.S. Congress and the South Carolina legislature have passed many civil rights laws to protect all people from discrimination and violations of their constitutional rights.

These protections restrict discrimination by:

These laws protect important rights such as your rights to:

  • Freedom from police brutality
  • Freedom from arbitrary and discriminatory policing
  • Non-discriminatory employment and housing practices
  • Vote

Additionally, you have many civil rights built into the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, including the right to:

  • Fair compensation when the government takes your property
  • Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures
  • Due process when the government takes legal action against you

Both public and private entities can violate these laws when you get treated differently based on your:

  • Race
  • National origin
  • Color
  • Sex and sexual preference
  • Religion
  • Alienage, namely whether you were a natural-born or naturalized citizen
  • Age, in some situations
  • Disability, in some situations

When you have been discriminated against, the Law Office of Mo Abusaft fights for:

  • An injunction to prevent the discriminatory practice
  • Damages for your losses
  • Punitive damages to punish intentionally discriminatory acts

If you or a loved one have faced discrimination, contact the Law Office of Mo Abusaft to discuss whether the discrimination violated your civil rights. If you were the victim of a civil rights violation, we will help you obtain redress.

Mass Torts in York County

A toxic tort happens when you are injured by exposure to dangerous products. A mass tort occurs when a large number of people are exposed due to the wide distribution of the product. Some well-known toxic tort cases have arisen from exposure to:

  • Asbestos
  • Tobacco
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Cosmetics and personal care products
  • Foods and food additives
  • Pesticides

Mass torts have also occurred due to defective and dangerous products such as:

  • Tires
  • Airbag inflators
  • Medical devices
  • Toys

Fortunately, manufacturers bear strict liability for injuries caused by their defective products. This means that your mass torts lawyer does not need to prove the manufacturer intended or even knew about the defect. Instead, the lawyer must simply prove the product was defective and that your injuries arose from the defect.

On the other hand, manufacturers and their insurers may have billions of dollars at stake and will fight with every tool available to stop your case. As a result, you could face a long fight to get compensated for your losses.

To prove a product liability case, you must show the product contained a:

  • Design defect that made it inherently dangerous for all uses
  • Manufacturing defects introduced when the product was made
  • Warning defect that failed to inform users of safe or unsafe uses of the product

If you or a loved one was injured by a defective product, the Law Office of Mo Abusaft will fight for compensation for your economic losses, such as medical expenses and lost income, as well as your pain and suffering.

Contact a York County Attorney with the Law Office of Mo Abusaft Today

Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case in York County and how we can assist you.