Jarrett Bouchette is a trial and appellate attorney that currently serves as managing shareholder of The Floyd Law Firm PC. His experience is broad-based and has included appearances in Federal District Court, The South Carolina Court of Appeals, Common Pleas (Civil Court), General Sessions (Criminal), Family Court, Probate Court, and Magistrate’s Court. He has tried cases before judges and juries in both civil and criminal court with subject areas ranging from breach of contract and negligence to criminal domestic violence and murder.
Today, Jarrett focuses his practice in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation, and probate litigation. He also assists professionals such as nurses, contractors, real estate brokers and others licensed through the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) in disciplinary proceedings before various licensing boards. In addition to representing clients in the beginning of a case, and at the trial stage, Jarrett has accepted representation of clients to handle appeals following the conclusion of their trial.
Attorney Bouchette is member of the trial and appellate practice section of the South Carolina Bar, The Federal Bar association, the National College for DUI Defense, and currently serves on the board of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL) representing the 15th judicial circuit.
Jarrett’s primary strategy in any case, whether civil or criminal, is to prepare the case for trial. Though few cases ever get to that stage, it is only by preparing the case for trial that you can evaluate whether your settlement or plea agreement is the absolute best one available.
December 2022 – Obtained dismissal of charges of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (ABHAN) following a successful preliminary hearing.
May 2022 – Persuaded the federal district court to grant a 4-level downward departure resulting in our client receiving a 36-month prison sentence instead of the 87 to 108 months originally called for in the sentencing guidelines.
September 2021 – Persuaded the federal district court to grant a downward departure from the guidelines range of 30 to 37 months imprisonment to 24 months on a supervised release violation.
December 2018 – Obtained plea offer of manslaughter prior to closing arguments in murder trial.
October 2015 – Not guilty verdict on charges of criminal domestic violence.
October 2019 – Successful Jury award of actual and punitive damages for our client in Fast-Track summary jury trial.
May 2017 – Effectively obtained defense verdict on behalf of paving contractor accused of faulty construction.
April 2017 – Successfully obtained jury verdict in favor of client seeking damages for misrepresentation in the sale of a business.
Federal Court, District of South Carolina
South Carolina, 2013
North Carolina, 2014
Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina
College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
B.A. Business Administration, Finance, 2008
Federal Bar Association
Horry County Bar Association
Georgetown County Bar Association
Board Member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL) Representing the 15th Judicial Circuit
Member National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
Board Member for Amazing Journey, Inc.