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Jarrett Bouchette, Attorney

Jarrett Bouchette

Attorney | Partner

Phone (843) 238-5141
Fax (843) 238-9060

South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College for DUI Defense
SC Lawyer Magazine
Amazing Journey Inc.

Biography

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.

Areas of Practice

Civil & Probate Matters
  • Auto Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Business and Contractual Disputes
  • Wills, Trust, and Estate Litigation
  • Fiduciary litigation
  • Guardian and Conservatorships
  • Employment Law Matters
  • Construction Defects
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Civil Rights (arising from § 1983 U.S.C)
  • Wrongful Arrest
  • Excessive Force
Criminal Matters – Federal Charges
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • “White Collar” Crimes
Criminal Matters – State Court Charges
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Embezzlement
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Armed Robbery
  • Murder

In the News

Representative Cases

Criminal Defense Cases

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.

Civil Cases

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.

Published Works

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

Federal Court, District of South Carolina

South Carolina, 2013

North Carolina, 2014

Education

Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina

J.D., 2013

College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

B.A. Business Administration, Finance, 2008

Professional Associations & Memberships

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)

Charitable Endeavors

Board Member for Amazing Journey, Inc.