Need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Greenville, South Carolina?
Mr. Ashmore has significant experience in the area of criminal defense over the past 30 years. His criminal trial experience ranges from DUI to murder. He has handled hundreds of state and federal court prosecutions over the years and has tried numerous criminal cases including DUI, assault & battery, drug charges, gun charges, mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy, securities fraud, and murder.
As a former Federal prosecutor, Mr. Ashmore has the ability to effectively represent individuals and corporations in State and Federal investigations and prosecutions. He has handled Federal investigations and prosecutions in a number of jurisdictions outside of South Carolina. He has extensive knowledge of Federal Grand Jury proceedings having directed hundreds of Federal prosecutions in the early to mid 1990s.
In his last year as an Assistant United States Attorney in 1996, he had 162 convictions which was more than any other Assistant United States Attorney in the State of South Carolina by a significant margin. He has obtained not guilty verdicts in state and federal courts and disposed of hundreds of cases through dismissal or non-judicial resolution.
2017 Best Criminal Defense Lawyer: Beattie B. Ashmore was voted the best criminal defense attorney in Greenville, South Carolina by the Greenville Business Magazine. Since 2012, Greenville Business Magazine has honored Greenville lawyers by publishing the Legal Elite feature. Winners are chosen not by the Greenville Business Magazine staff, but by attorneys in the Greenville South Carolina area themselves. Voting this year were 286 lawyers in the Greenville area and the top vote getters were rated the best in 20 different areas of legal practice.
Mr. Ashmore’s areas of legal practice include the above areas plus personal injury, automobile accidents, wrongful death, contracts, tort liability, environmental crimes, securities fraud, and class actions.
Significant Legal Cases
July of 2015 – After a jury was chosen in federal court, the government dismissed the three felony wire fraud charges, and Mr. Ashmore’s client plead guilty to a single misdemeanor offense.
March of 2015 – Mr. Ashmore and his co-counsel obtained a $928,000.00 verdict and the reinstatement of three valuable contracts in federal court in Greenville, S.C.
November of 2014 – After a jury was chosen in federal court, the government dismissed felony charges of embezzlement, making false statements, and submitting fraudulent claims, and Mr. Ashmore’s client plead guilty to a single misdemeanor offense.
June of 2014 – Mr. Ashmore’s client was found Not Guilty of murder in the death of her husband after a four day jury trial in Spartanburg County, S.C.
2012 – Mr. Ashmore was appointed by the federal district court in Greenville, South Carolina to serve as the Receiver in a $50 million pyramid scheme involving the fraudulent sale of gold and silver.
2012 – Mr. Ashmore appeared as local counsel in a six day trial in federal court in Greenville, South Carolina and defeated the plaintiff’s request for a permanent injunction involving a $280 million project in North Carolina.