Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer T. Kirk Truslow

Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer T. kirk Truslow has defended thousands of cases in many facets of criminal law. If you are seeking a Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer the more more knowledge they have the better prepared they are to defend you. Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer Truslow has the knowledge and experience to help you.

Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Truslow Has The Experience

Truslow appealed the conviction of a client sentenced to 5 years in prison for felony drug possession. Truslow argued to the South Carolina Court of Appeals that the arresting officer lacked probable cause to initiate the traffic stop of the client that led to the discovery of the drugs. The traffic stop was based solely on the ground that the client’s vehicle displayed temporary tags. The Court of Appeals agreed, reversed the conviction, and the client was released from prison. The State of South Carolina subsequently revamped the system of temporary paper tag usage.

Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer Truslow can defend your appeals in many types of cases. Truslow represented an individual required to register as a sex offender for life as a result of a 1979 conviction for Indecent Exposure. The conviction was based upon the client being caught “skinny dipping” at the age of 19. In 1994, under South Carolina law, the client was required to register as a sex offender for life. Despite a change in the law in 1996 permitting a Judge to determine whether the sex offender registry was required for Indecent Exposure based upon the circumstances of the particular case, the trial court denied the client the use of the new change in the law, ruling that the new change was not retroactive. Truslow appealed this decision, and the South Carolina Court of Appeals reversed the trial court, finding that the new change in the law was retroactive. As a result, the client was removed from the sex offender registry.

Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer T. Kirk Truslow knows the laws that work in your favor. If you are in need of a Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer choose the one with more than 20 years working with trials.

T. Kirk Truslow

Achievements

Mr. Truslow has handled thousands of criminal cases, including an 11-day trial of a complex 20-count federal mail fraud indictment involving more than 70 witnesses and 300 evidentiary exhibits, a complex federal civil rights criminal case prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Washington, D.C., as well as what has been called the most high-profile white collar criminal case in Horry County, South Carolina to come of the recent real estate collapse and ensuing federal investigations, and a recent 5 day murder trial resulting in a verdict of not guilty. (See Representative Cases)

The Choice For You!

Mr. Truslow has vast experience in criminal defense. For more than 24 years, Mr. Truslow has represented thousands of clients, served as lead counsel in more than 95 jury trials and handled numerous appeals. Mr. Truslow has successfully had clients’ convictions reversed. Successful verdicts like these set this law firm apart from the competition. (See Representative Cases)

Passion

Mr. Truslow’s enthusiasm for criminal law began at the age of 14 when he accompanied his grandfather to criminal court, where he was serving jury duty. That experience ignited his enthusiasm and passion for criminal law.

Education / Experience 

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Truslow accepted an associate attorney position with a local criminal defense firm in North Myrtle Beach, where he had the opportunity to work in the courtroom and gain valuable trial experience. In 1995, he opened his own practice, now T. Kirk Truslow, P.A., where he represents clients in state and federal court criminal cases.

 

T. Kirk Truslow

Education

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1993
    - Order of Wig and Robe for "having exhibited excellence and proficiency in legal studies, and having made a competitvely superior record therein"
    - Clerked for the U.S. Department of Justice

  • B.A., English, The Citadel, 1990
    - Citadel Scholar Scholarship Recipient

Honors

  • AV ® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell ®
  • Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Speaking Engagements

  • Has provided legal commentary to various media outlets
  • Regularly appears on WMBF News featured show, "Legal Access"

Bar Admissions



  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1995

  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1995

  • South Carolina, 1993

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Professional Associations

  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past Board Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyer