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Michael Ryan Loignon

Michael Ryan Loignon

Combat veteran and former public defender: "Leave no client behind"
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • South Carolina
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Biography

Michael is the owner and lead attorney at Loignon Law Firm, LLC, a high quality criminal defense, personal injury, and family law firm serving Charleston, SC and the surrounding areas. Michael is a South Carolina native, a Citadel graduate and an officer in the Army National Guard. He has worked as a public defender in Charleston County and for a large insurance defense firm in downtown Charleston. He has participated in dozens of jury trials, won many jury verdicts for his clients, and achieved many favorable results in negotiations as well.

When Michael is not working to achieve stellar outcomes for his clients, you can find him spending time with his wife and two children, fishing, and seeing live music.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Juvenile Law
    White Collar Crime
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Phone, video, or in person consultations available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    All personal injury cases are handled on a contingent basis, so if you don't get paid, we don't get paid.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Loignon Law Firm, LLC
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Attorney
Young, Clement, Rivers, LLP
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Attorney
Charleston County Public Defender's Office
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Attorney
South Carolina Department of Social Services
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Education
Charleston School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
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The Citadel
B.A. (2004) | Political Science
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Honors: Dean's List
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Awards
Army Commendation Medal
Department of the Army
Meritorious service in Operation New Dawn, Iraq and Kuwait
Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar  # 101291
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Is receiving goods presented as stolen , and receiving stolen goods the same thing, is an indictment required?
A: Not exactly. SC Code 16-13-180 addresses both "receiving stolen goods" and "receiving or possessing property represented by law enforcement as stolen". While they fall under the same statute and carry the same penalties, the elements of each offense are a bit different. Subsection (a) deals with goods that have actually been reported as stolen, whereas subsection (b) deals with goods that may not actually be stolen but that law enforcement represent as stolen (for example in an undercover operation). Before a prosecutor can take any charge to trial the charge must first be presented to the grand jury and receive a true bill on the indictment. Generally the only reason to deny a preliminary hearing is if the request is not made in a timely manner as prescribed in Rule 2 (10 days) or if the case has already been indicted by the grand jury.
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Contact & Map
Loignon Law Firm, LLC
222 W Coleman Blvd
Suite 123
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Telephone: (843) 790-9388