Lexington, South Carolina Criminal Lawyers

Lacey Thompson
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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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Dayne C. Phillips
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Lexington, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(803) 272-4504 137 W Butler St Suite 3
Lexington, SC 29072
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
James Ross Snell
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Lexington, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(888) 301-6004 123 Harmon Street
Lexington, SC 29072
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of South Carolina School of Law
Lexington Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney
Andrew Blaine Farley
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Lexington, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(803) 359-0428 137 East Butler Street
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western New England University School of Law
Divorce is a long and tedious process. If you are in the middle of a divorce and wondering where you can turn to receive the help and support your case requires, look no further than The Farley Law Firm, LLC. A divorce attorney in Lexington is prepared to take on your case and fight for you. When you come to this office, you will receive the help you need for matters pertaining to spousal support and child support. If you are dealing with child custody complications of any kind, it is critical that you have a comprehensive understanding of the...
Jack Bradley Baker
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Lexington, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(803) 356-2800 403 East Main St., Suite E
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University and University of South Carolina School of Law
For nearly 20 years, J. Bradley Baker has been representing clients throughout South Carolina. As a Lexington attorney, he handles cases involving personal injury, criminal defense, and workers’ compensation. Attorney Baker is driven to advocate for the rights of his clients, going above and beyond to protect their futures. He regularly handles cases before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission and is skilled at defending those accused of DUI thanks to his prosecutorial background. Mr. Baker believes in working hard for his clients and treating them the way he would want to be treated. He prides himself on delivering personal...
Michael Kent Collins
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Lexington, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(803) 808-0905 105 South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
** What is it like working with me? ** When working with me, what you see is what you get. I’ve been told that I have a strong personality. I am brutally honest, and I won’t sugar coat the facts. That means I’m not afraid to ask and answer the hard questions when working on your case. With that said, you should know that I’m still very approachable, non-judgmental and down to earth. In whatever situation my clients have found themselves in, I’m not here to judge or make them feel bad about themselves. My job is to...
Dan Landers
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Lexington, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(803) 356-2829 812 East Main St.
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Insurance Claims
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Free initial consultations by phone or appointment.
Bradley Brydon Hansen
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Lexington, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(803) 996-3600 602 East Main Street, Suite B
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
John Marshall Law School
EDUCATION The John Marshall School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
AND LICENSES: Juris Doctorate, 1991

Honors: Elected to 1989 American Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.
The James Madison Distinguished Service Award, The Federalist Society of America

Activities: President, The Federation of Federalist Societies of Chicago Law Schools
President, The Federalist Society of The John Marshall School of Law
Contributing Writer - Editor, The Decisive Utterance

Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 1984

Honors: Member of the National Philosophy Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau

Attorney:
May, 2002 - Admitted to practice law in South Carolina
Present

November, 1991 - Admitted to practice law...
Lexington, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
101 E Main St
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Lexington, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
307 W Main St
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal, Business and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
Lexington, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
119 E Main St
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Lexington, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
201 W Main St
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal and DUI
Lexington, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
101 E Main St
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Lexington, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
137 E Butler St
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Lexington, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
201 W Main St
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal
Lexington, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
600 Columbia Ave
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Lexington, SC Criminal Law Lawyer
(888) 301-6004 123 Harmon Street
Lexington, SC 29072
Criminal
Richard Joseph Steele
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(803) 227-0275 125 Executive Pointe Blvd
Ste 205
Columbia, SC 29210
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of South Carolina School of Law
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!
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.
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...
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,...
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...
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...
William James LaLima
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West Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(803) 807-6292 1635 Sunset Blvd.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
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
Elizabeth Franklin-Best
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Columbia, SC Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(803) 765-1044 900 Elmwood Avenue
Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
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...
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...
Ronald Jason Hall
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West Columbia, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(803) 791-3196 1055 Sunset Blvd.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
Hall & Hall Attorneys at Law is dedicated to providing clients with the knowledgeable counsel needed for their unique legal needs. The West Columbia attorneys have served the community for more than 45 years and can assist you with cases involving criminal defense, family law, bankruptcy, personal injury, real estate, and probate law. The firm has a long history of obtaining successful results for their clients, and their lawyers are ready to help with your legal matter. Contact Hall & Hall Attorneys at Law to learn how they can advocate for your rights and best interests!
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
Elias Fain
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Irmo, SC Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(803) 227-0265 PO Box 1605
Irmo, SC 29210
Criminal, Consumer, DUI and Divorce
University of South Carolina School of Law
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
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
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
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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.