Elgin, South Carolina Criminal Lawyers

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Lacey Thompson is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer with offices in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, SC. She has focused solely on criminal defense in SC state courts for her entire career, and she is proud to say that she... Read More »
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney
(803) 788-6153 18 Upper Pond Rd
Columbia, SC 29223
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
John Marshall School of Law(IL)
Freddy Woods
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Columbia , SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(803) 233-1828 3501 N Main Street, #200
Columbia , SC 29203
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Personal Injury
Howard University School of Law
I am the Senior Partner at the The Woods Law Firm. I have been practicing for over 24 years. Our law firm's areas of practice are Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Military Criminal Defense (Worldwide Representation) and Personal Injury Law. Our logo is "Justice On Your Side" and our stated mission is to defend the defenseless and help you get your life back. We represent the people against the powerful. Call, Click or Text us today at 864-810-0384 or call us at 864-298-8111 and see how we fight to win for you and your family!
Pete Strom
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(803) 252-4800 2110 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29204
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina School of Law
Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, LLC, has been fighting for justice since 1984. Born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1959, Pete attended the University of South Carolina and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts. While attending the University of South Carolina, Pete served as President of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Pete attended the University of South Carolina School of Law where he graduated with a J.D. in 1984. After graduating from law school, Pete served as law clerk to the Honorable...
Dayne C. Phillips
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(803) 272-4503 1614 Taylor Street
Suite D
Columbia, SC 29201
Free ConsultationColumbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of South Carolina School of Law
ATTORNEY DAYNE PHILLIPS has dedicated his life to defending those who are wrongfully accused or who have made an unfortunate mistake and need help. He is a trained and experienced South Carolina criminal defense attorney and appellate litigator. He has successfully defended citizens in felony jury trials and has successfully argued before the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Dayne is the 2018 President of the South CarolinHa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a former circuit representative on that organization's Board of Directors. He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense...
Eric Christopher Hale
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(803) 250-5252 1300 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, Business, Collections and DUI
University of South Carolina School of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
General legal practitioner. I have represented businesses and citizens throughout the State of SC in: business law matters, civil litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, appeals. I am SC certified Civil Mediator and presently serve as the Town Attorney for the Town of Irmo.
John O'Leary
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(803) 779-5556 714 Calhoun St
Columbia, SC 29201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Products Liability and Traffic Tickets
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
John is a 1966 History graduate of The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina; earning his J.D. in 1969 from the University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan. In addition, John attended graduate school at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (1970). He is a member of the State Bar Associations of South Carolina, Florida, and Michigan. Currently, John has offices in Columbia and Edisto Beach, South Carolina handling primarily DUI, drug cases, and criminal matters. He often testifies as an expert witness in police procedures, high speed chases, and other law enforcement practices. John serves as Counsel for the South Carolina Trooper's Association,...
James Ross Snell
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(803) 932-6117 1735 St. Julian Place
Suite 302
Columbia, SC 29204
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of South Carolina School of Law
Lexington Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney
Lacey Thompson
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(803) 724-8916 1430 Blanding St
Columbia, SC 29201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of South Carolina School of Law
Lacey Thompson is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer with offices in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, SC. She has focused solely on criminal defense in SC state courts for her entire career, and she is proud to say that she has never been and likely never will be a prosecutor.

She received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2013, and she is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL). She is a former board member for SCACDL, representing the 15th circuit which includes Horry and...
Marc J. Brown
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(866) 656-0008 1201 Main St.
Ste. 1980
Columbia, SC 29201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Emory University School of Law
Marc is a dedicated litigator. His practice focuses on various personal injury, workers' compensation, and criminal defense matters. Marc takes pride in providing aggressive and effective representation on behalf of each of his clients. He goes above and beyond to ensure that his clients understand their rights and are treated like extend members of the firm's family.

Prior to opening the Marc Brown Law Firm, attorney Marc Brown worked for a national law firm, defending large corporations and insurance companies. He has experience working both sides of a case, and he knows exactly how insurance companies evaluate...
Arthur Kerr Aiken
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(803) 799-5205 2231 Devine St.
Suite 201
Columbia, SC 29205
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of South Carolina School of Law
Arthur K. Aiken gives his clients quality representation at a fair price
Daniel Coble
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(803) 576-2300 2500 Decker Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29206
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of South Carolina School of Law
Daniel Coble is the Associate Chief Magistrate Judge for Richland County. He serves full time in Central Court located on Decker Boulevard. He handles criminal and civil trials, mediation, preliminary hearings, traffic court, domestic violence court, and landlord tenant court.

Daniel previously worked as a prosecutor with the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office. He handled a wide range of cases, including burglary, robbery, DUI & DUAC, and drug cases. As a prosecutor, he worked with Nelson Mullins, the Public Defender's Office, and Chief Municipal Judge Dana Turner in establishing South Carolina's first homeless court. In 2014, Daniel...
Jonathan McKey Milling
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
1614 Taylor St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of South Carolina School of Law
Mr. Milling is a litigator in both federal and state court handling civil litigation, corporate litigation, criminal defense, and white collar criminal defense.
Stephen Krzyston
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(803) 888-2200 1324 Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Charleston School of Law
Steve joined Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC, in 2019. Before joining Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC, Steve worked for over five years with the Fifth Circuit Public Defender in Columbia, South Carolina. At the public defender, Steve focused on defending individuals charged with serious and most serious violent crimes. During the past five years, Steve has defended nearly every type of crime on the books, including Murder and Felony DUI involving Death. Steve has successfully tried many criminal cases to verdict and is licensed to provide first-chair defense representation in death penalty cases.

During Steve’s tenure as a public defender, he was...
Marion Moise Moses
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(803) 771-7011 2909 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Criminal
Theodore Nichols Lupton
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(803) 358-7208 1728 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal
Robert M. P. Masella
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(803) 748-9990 917 Calhoun St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal
University of South Carolina
Elizabeth Franklin-Best
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(803) 331-3421 2725 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Criminal and Appeals
My name is Elizabeth Franklin-Best and I am an attorney who focuses on criminal appellate law and federal criminal law. I started at the Richland County Public Defender’s office where I worked alongside some of the most passionate lawyers in this profession. Later, I worked at the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, Appellate Division where I studied and analyzed hundreds of different cases, and gained valuable experience arguing in the South Carolina Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. I spent 7 years as a partner in the law firm of Blume Franklin-Best & Young, LLC focused on capital...
Thomas Micah Leddy
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(803) 779-9966 1522 Lady Street
Suite B
Columbia, SC 29201
Free ConsultationCriminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Lori Murray
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(803) 779-4472 1527 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Michelle Quinn Lupton
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(803) 358-7208 1728 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal
John Alphin
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(803) 252-4800 2110 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29204
Criminal, Business, DUI and Tax
Theresa Johns
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(803) 318-4007 1720 Main St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal
Robert Hood
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(803) 252-4800 2110 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29204
Criminal and DUI
COLUMBIA, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(803) 929-0008 2008 Lincoln St
COLUMBIA, SC 29202
Criminal
New England School of Law
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(803) 779-7080 1529 Laurel St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(866) 487-9077 1500 Calhoun St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
1531 Laurel St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, DUI and Military
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
2007 Lincoln St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal and DUI
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(803) 814-2826 2008 Lincoln St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Widener Law School
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
1524 Washington St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, Business and Tax
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
1708 Richland St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
1338 Pickens St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(803) 544-5005 1600 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal and Bankruptcy
SMU Dedman School of Law
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
1229 Lincoln St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
1001 Washington St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal and DUI
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(803) 238-7967 1313 Elmwood Ave
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal
Fort Jackson, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
2600 Lee Road
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Criminal, Administrative, Business and Communications
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(803) 252-6323 2000 Park St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, Collections, DUI and Personal Injury
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
1728 Main St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal and DUI
Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
1804 Bull St
Columbia, SC 29201
Criminal, Business, DUI and Real Estate
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.