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South CarolinaCriminal Defense Lawyers in West Columbia, South Carolina

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in South Carolina, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in South Carolina should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Rose Mary Parham

Rose Mary Parham
Parham Law Firm, LLC
1201 Main Street, Suite 1980
Columbia, SC 29201
Call 843-407-7757
Top-Rated Trial Lawyer - 25 Years Experience - Available 24/7 - When Results Matter... read more >
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Carol Annette McCurry

Carol Annette McCurry
McCurry Law Firm, LLC
1735 Augusta Rd.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Licensed for 23 years, Carol Annette McCurry is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

A. Randolph Hough

A. Randolph Hough
The Law Offices of A. Randolph Hough, P.A.
1720 Main St. Suite 105
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 29 years, A. Randolph Hough is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School of Law... read more >

Ronald Jason Hall

Ronald Jason Hall
Hall Attorneys at Law
1055 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29169
Ronald Jason Hall is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jack Bradley Baker

Jack Bradley Baker
J. Bradley Baker LLC
403 E. Main St. Suite E
Lexington, SC 29072
Licensed for 26 years, Jack Bradley Baker is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >

Heath Preston Taylor

Heath Preston Taylor
Taylor Law Firm, LLC
3618 Sunset Blvd Suite D
West Columbia, SC 29169
Licensed for 23 years, Heath Preston Taylor is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Pete Strom

Pete Strom
Strom Law Firm
2110 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29204
Licensed for 37 years, Pete Strom is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dayne C Phillips

Dayne C Phillips
Dayne Phillips Attorney at Law
1614 Taylor St Suite D
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 8 years, Dayne C Phillips is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James Ross Snell

James Ross Snell
316 S. Lake Dr.
Lexington, SC 29072
Licensed for 17 years, James Ross Snell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David B. Tarr

David B. Tarr
Law Office of David B. Tarr, L.L.C.
1313 Elmwood Ave Ste B
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 26 years, David B. Tarr is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School of Law... read more >

Richard J Breibart

Richard J Breibart
The Law Firm of Richard Breibart, LLC
201 W Main St Suite B
Lexington, SC 29072
Licensed for 42 years, Richard J Breibart is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Eleanor Duffy Cleary

Eleanor Duffy Cleary
Law Office of Eleanor Duffy Cleary
1720 Main Street Suite 303
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 27 years, Eleanor Duffy Cleary is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Maura Dawson

Maura Dawson
The Law Firm of Richard Breibart, LLC
201 W. Main St.
Lexington, SC 29072
Licensed for 16 years, Maura Dawson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Dennis Delgado

John Dennis Delgado
Bluestein Nichols Thompson & Delgado, LLC
1614 Taylor St.
Columbia, SC 29202
Licensed for 46 years, John Dennis Delgado is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

William Chadwick Jenkins

William Chadwick Jenkins
Pope & Hudens, PA
1508 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108
Licensed for 22 years, William Chadwick Jenkins is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jonathan McKey Milling

Jonathan McKey Milling
Milling Law Firm, LLC
1614 Taylor St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 23 years, Jonathan McKey Milling is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John A O 'Leary

John A O 'Leary
O'Leary & Associates, PA
714 Calhoun St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 47 years, John A O 'Leary is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas McRoy Shelley III

Thomas McRoy Shelley III
Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC
PO Box 100200
Columbia, SC 29202
Licensed for 27 years, Thomas McRoy Shelley III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph Preston Strom

Joseph Preston Strom
Strom Law Firm, LLC
2110 N. Beltline Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29204
Licensed for 37 years, Joseph Preston Strom is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert T Williams Sr

Robert T Williams Sr
Williams Hendrix Steigner & Brink, PA
PO Box 849
Lexington, SC 29071
Licensed for 45 years, Robert T Williams Sr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jack Swerling

Jack Swerling
Jack B. Swerling
1720 Main Street Suite 301
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 48 years, Jack Swerling is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School of Law... read more >

Jonathan Matthew Harvey

Jonathan Matthew Harvey
1804 Bull St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 40 years, Jonathan Matthew Harvey is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Richard A Harpootlian

Richard A Harpootlian
Richard A. Harpootlian, PA
1410 Laurel St.
Richland, SC 29201
Licensed for 47 years, Richard A Harpootlian is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Teresa L Norris

Teresa L Norris
Blume Weyble & Norris, LLC
P.O. Box 11744
Columbia, SC 29211
Licensed for 31 years, Teresa L Norris is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Aimee Jendrzejewski Zmroczek

Aimee Jendrzejewski Zmroczek
A.J.Z. Law Firm, LLC.
309 Arstook Ct.
Lexington, SC 29072
Licensed for 13 years, Aimee Jendrzejewski Zmroczek is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Dennis McMullen

Michael Dennis McMullen
Law Office of Michael D. McMullen
1720 Main Street, Suite 301
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 29 years, Michael Dennis McMullen is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School ... read more >

Michael Kent Collins II

Michael Kent Collins II
M. Kent Collins, LLC
PO Box 927
Lexington, SC 29072
Licensed for 19 years, Michael Kent Collins II is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joel Wyman Collins Jr

Joel Wyman Collins Jr
Collins & Lacy, PC
1330 Lady Street 6th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 53 years, Joel Wyman Collins Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joshua Snow Kendrick

Joshua Snow Kendrick
Kendrick & Leonard, PC
1924 Barnwell St
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 19 years, Joshua Snow Kendrick is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lowell E Bernstein

Lowell E Bernstein
Bernstein & Bernstein, LLC
1019 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 28 years, Lowell E Bernstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Diana L Holt

Diana L Holt
Diana Holt, LLC
PO Box 6454
Columbia, SC 29260
Licensed for 27 years, Diana L Holt is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kate Magoffin Sutton

Kate Magoffin Sutton
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
PO Box 8353
Columbia, SC 29202
Licensed for 32 years, Kate Magoffin Sutton is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Virgin Johnson Jr

Virgin Johnson Jr
Johnson & Williams Attorneys at Law, LLC
410 State Road S-38-131
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Licensed for 33 years, Virgin Johnson Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Benjamin Allen Stitely

Benjamin Allen Stitely
Williams Hendrix Steigner & Brink, PA
200 East Main Street
Lexington, SC 29072
Licensed for 15 years, Benjamin Allen Stitely is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jack Bruce Swerling

Jack Bruce Swerling
1720 Main St. Suite 301
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 48 years, Jack Bruce Swerling is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School... read more >

Zack Owen Atkinson

Zack Owen Atkinson
Speedy, Tanner & Atkinson, LLC
One Lafayette Ct.
Kershaw, SC 29020
Licensed for 19 years, Zack Owen Atkinson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew Day Bodman

Matthew Day Bodman
Matt Bodman, PA
1500 Calhoun St
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 24 years, Matthew Day Bodman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Connie D Breeden

Connie D Breeden
The Law Office of Connie D. Breeden, LLC
5000 Thurmond Mall Suite 342
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 22 years, Connie D Breeden is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Allyson Marie Carbaugh

Allyson Marie Carbaugh
Rikard & Protopapas, LLC
1803 Hampton St.
Richland, SC 29201
Licensed for 16 years, Allyson Marie Carbaugh is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael R Culler Jr

Michael R Culler Jr
Culler & Brown, LLP
1540 Russell St.SE Suite 103
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Licensed for 31 years, Michael R Culler Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gerald Jaren Davis

Gerald Jaren Davis
The Davis Law Firm, PC
PO Box 844
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Licensed for 24 years, Gerald Jaren Davis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert Michael Dudek

Robert Michael Dudek
S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense
1330 Lady St.Suite 401 Suite 401
Richland, SC 29211
Licensed for 36 years, Robert Michael Dudek is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

W Michael Duncan

W Michael Duncan
Austin & Rogers, PA
PO Box 11716
Richland, SC 29211
Licensed for 27 years, W Michael Duncan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

LaNelle Cantey DuRant

LaNelle Cantey DuRant
S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense
1330 Lady St.Suite 401 Suite 401
Richland, SC 29211
Licensed for 25 years, LaNelle Cantey DuRant is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

B Reynolds Elliott

B Reynolds Elliott
McDonald McKenzie Rubin Miller & Lybrand, LLC
PO Box 58
Columbia, SC 29202
Licensed for 13 years, B Reynolds Elliott is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephanie Ruotolo Fajardo

Stephanie Ruotolo Fajardo
The Finney Law Firm, Inc.
2117 Park St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 11 years, Stephanie Ruotolo Fajardo is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew Blaine Farley

Andrew Blaine Farley
Law Offices of Andrew B. Farley, LLC
137E. Butler St. Suite 1
Lexington, SC 29072
Licensed for 15 years, Andrew Blaine Farley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jerry Leo Finney

Jerry Leo Finney
The Finney Law Firm, Inc.
2117 Park St.
Richland, SC 29201
Licensed for 29 years, Jerry Leo Finney is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Elizabeth Anne Franklin-Best

Elizabeth Anne Franklin-Best
S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense
1330 Lady St. Suite 401
Richland, SC 29201
Licensed for 17 years, Elizabeth Anne Franklin-Best is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Anna Rawl Good

Anna Rawl Good
Law Office of Anna Good, LLC
1720 Main StreetSuite 303 Suite 303
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 16 years, Anna Rawl Good is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The SCACDL advocates for the criminal defense profession and sponsors Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars throughout the year.


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