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South CarolinaCriminal Defense Lawyers in 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
541 West Evans Street
Florence, SC 29501
Call843-407-7757
Top-Rated Trial Lawyer - 25 Years Experience - Available 24/7 - When Results Matter... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Rose Mary Parham
Member

Andrew John Savage III

Andrew John Savage III
Andrew John Savage III
Savage & Savage, PA
15 Prioleau St PO Box 1002
Charleston, SC 29401
Licensed for 45 years, Andrew John Savage III is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of South Carolina Sc... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Andrew John Savage III
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Timothy Clay Kulp

Timothy Clay Kulp
Timothy Clay Kulp
Kulp Law Firm
116 Church St 3rd Floor
Charleston, SC 29401
Licensed for 42 years, Timothy Clay Kulp is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School of Law... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Timothy Clay Kulp
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

James Wofford Bannister

James Wofford Bannister
James Wofford Bannister
Bannister & Wyatt, LLC
PO Box 10007
Greenville, SC 29603
Licensed for 25 years, James Wofford Bannister is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of South Carolina S... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
James Wofford Bannister
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

M. Gregory McCollum

M. Gregory McCollum
M. Gregory McCollum
M. Gregory McCollum, Attorney at Law
1012 38th Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Licensed for 32 years, M. Gregory McCollum is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
M. Gregory McCollum
Life Member

Robert J. Reeves

Robert J. Reeves
Robert J. Reeves
Robert J. Reeves P.C.
1012 Market Street Suite 205
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Licensed for 31 years, Robert J. Reeves is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School o... read more >
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nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Robert J. Reeves
Member,
Legal Committee

C. Andrew Carroll

C. Andrew Carroll
C. Andrew Carroll
Carroll Law Firm
44 Markfield Dr Suite C
Charleston, SC 29407
Licensed for 23 years, C. Andrew Carroll is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School of Law... read more >
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ncdd-s
National College for DUI Defense
C. Andrew Carroll
Sustaining Member

Jack Bradley Baker

Jack Bradley Baker
Jack Bradley Baker
J. Bradley Baker LLC
403 E. Main St. Suite E
Lexington, SC 29072
Licensed for 25 years, Jack Bradley Baker is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >
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scacdl
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jack Bradley Baker
Member

John W. Molony

John W. Molony
John W. Molony
John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC
125-A Wappoo Creek Drive, Ste. 101-A
Charleston, SC 29412
Licensed for 4 years, John W. Molony is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Mercer University Walter F. George School of L... read more >
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ncdd-fr
National College for DUI Defense
John W. Molony
Member

Steve Wayne Sumner

Steve Wayne Sumner
Steve Wayne Sumner
Steve W. Sumner, Attorney at Law, LLC
1088 N Church St
Greenville, SC 29601
Licensed for 28 years, Steve Wayne Sumner is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School of La... read more >
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scacdl
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steve Wayne Sumner
Member

James Arthur Brown Jr

James Arthur Brown Jr
James Arthur Brown Jr
Law Offices of Jim Brown, P.A.
1600 Burnside St
Beaufort, SC 29901
Licensed for 24 years, James Arthur Brown Jr is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of South Carolina Schoo... read more >
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nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
James Arthur Brown Jr
Member

Dean Cook

Dean Cook
Dean Cook
Dean Cook Attorney at Law
202 N. Petty Street
Gaffney, SC 29340
Dean Cook is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Dean Cook
Member

Pete Strom

Pete Strom
Pete Strom
Strom Law Firm
2110 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29204
Licensed for 36 years, Pete Strom is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Aaron F. De Bruin

Aaron F. De Bruin
Aaron F. De Bruin
De Bruin Law Firm
16 Wellington Avenue
Greenville, SC 29609
Aaron F. De Bruin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Christopher Wayne Adams

Christopher Wayne Adams
Christopher Wayne Adams
Law Office of Chris Adams
102 Broad Street Suite C
Charleston, SC 29402
Licensed for 23 years, Christopher Wayne Adams is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Christopher Wayne Adams
Life Member

Dayne C Phillips

Dayne C Phillips
Dayne C Phillips
Dayne Phillips Attorney at Law
1614 Taylor St Suite D
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 7 years, Dayne C Phillips is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dale Savage

Dale Savage
Dale Savage
Dale Savage Law Firm, LLC
260 W. Coleman Blvd. Suite B
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Licensed for 14 years, Dale Savage is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Golden Gate School of law... read more >
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scacdl
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dale Savage
Member

Robert A Bruce

Robert A Bruce
Robert A Bruce
Bruce Law Firm
200 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Licensed for 27 years, Robert A Bruce is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Christopher A Wellborn

Christopher A Wellborn
Christopher A Wellborn
Christopher A. Wellborn P.A.
142 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Licensed for 31 years, Christopher A Wellborn is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Christopher A Wellborn
Life Member

Trenton Chambers

Trenton Chambers
Trenton Chambers
Trent H Chambers Chambers Law Firm
1600 North Oak Street Suite D
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Licensed for 23 years, Trenton Chambers is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. C... read more >
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nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Trenton Chambers
Member

Nicholas J Clekis

Nicholas J Clekis
Nicholas J Clekis
Clekis Law Firm, PA
PO Box 1867
Charleston, SC 29402
Licensed for 34 years, Nicholas J Clekis is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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scacdl
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Nicholas J Clekis
Member

Thomas J Quinn

Thomas J Quinn
Thomas J Quinn
201 West Stone Avenue
Greenville, SC 29609
Licensed for 42 years, Thomas J Quinn is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Thomas J Quinn
General Member

Beattie B Ashmore

Beattie B Ashmore
Beattie B Ashmore
Beattie B. Ashmore, PA
650 E. Washington St
Greenville, SC 29681
Licensed for 33 years, Beattie B Ashmore is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Beattie B Ashmore
Life Member

Ryan Lewis Beasley

Ryan Lewis Beasley
Ryan Lewis Beasley
Ryan L. Beasley, Attorney at Law, PA
650 East Washington St.
Greenville, SC 29681
Licensed for 19 years, Ryan Lewis Beasley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ryan Lewis Beasley
Life Member

Timothy Kirk Truslow

Timothy Kirk Truslow
Timothy Kirk Truslow
The Truslow Law Firm, LLC
418 B. Main St.
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Licensed for 27 years, Timothy Kirk Truslow is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Timothy Kirk Truslow
Life Member

Scotty Roberson

Scotty Roberson
Scotty Roberson
2131 Woodruff Road Suite 2100-160
Greenville, SC 29607
Scotty Roberson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Fred Wallace Woods Jr

Fred Wallace Woods Jr
Fred Wallace Woods Jr
The Woods Law Firm
1106 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Licensed for 24 years, Fred Wallace Woods Jr is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dean Nicholas Mureddu

Dean Nicholas Mureddu
Dean Nicholas Mureddu
Greg McCollum Complete Legal Defense Team
1012 38th Avenue North Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Licensed for 26 years, Dean Nicholas Mureddu is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law, Samford Univ... read more >
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scacdl
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dean Nicholas Mureddu
Member

David B. Tarr

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 25 years, David B. Tarr is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School of Law... read more >

Sara A. Turner

Sara A. Turner
Sara A. Turner
The Law Office of Sara A. Turner, LLC
105 1A Wappoo Creek Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
Licensed for 8 years, Sara A. Turner is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

J. Michael DeTreville

J. Michael DeTreville
J. Michael DeTreville
DeTreville Law & Mediation LLC
714 St Andrews Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
Licensed for 15 years, J. Michael DeTreville is a Divorce and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended University of South Carolina S... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
J. Michael DeTreville
Member

Nicholas Clekis

Nicholas Clekis
Nicholas Clekis
Clekis Law Firm
171 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Licensed for 34 years, Nicholas Clekis is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School of... read more >

Christopher W Adams

Christopher W Adams
Christopher W Adams
The Law Office of Christopher W. Adams
102 Broad Street Suite #C
Charleston, SC 29401
Christopher W Adams is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Joshua Sabert Lowther

Joshua Sabert Lowther
Joshua Sabert Lowther
National Federal Defense Group
915 Bay Street Suite 200
Beaufort, SC 29902
Licensed for 22 years, Joshua Sabert Lowther is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James W Boyd

James W Boyd
James W Boyd
James W. Boyd, Attorney
1544 Ebenezer Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Licensed for 43 years, James W Boyd is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Richard J Breibart

Richard J Breibart
Richard J Breibart
The Law Firm of Richard Breibart, LLC
201 W Main St Suite B
Lexington, SC 29072
Licensed for 41 years, Richard J Breibart is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Twana Nakeya Burris

Twana Nakeya Burris
Twana Nakeya Burris
The Burris Legal Group
312 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Licensed for 16 years, Twana Nakeya Burris is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Eleanor Duffy Cleary

Eleanor Duffy Cleary
Eleanor Duffy Cleary
Law Office of Eleanor Duffy Cleary
1720 Main Street Suite 303
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 26 years, Eleanor Duffy Cleary is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Charlie Condon

Charlie Condon
Charlie Condon
Charlie Condon Law Firm, LLC
880 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite 1
Charleston, SC 29464
Licensed for 42 years, Charlie Condon is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Maura Dawson

Maura Dawson
Maura Dawson
The Law Firm of Richard Breibart, LLC
201 W. Main St.
Lexington, SC 29072
Licensed for 15 years, Maura Dawson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Dennis Delgado

John Dennis Delgado
John Dennis Delgado
Bluestein Nichols Thompson & Delgado, LLC
1614 Taylor St.
Columbia, SC 29202
Licensed for 45 years, John Dennis Delgado is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

John M Ervin III

John M Ervin III
John M Ervin III
Ervin Law Ofc., PA
50 Public Square
Darlington, SC 29532
Licensed for 35 years, John M Ervin III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William G Grammer

William G Grammer
William G Grammer
Grammer Law Firm, PC
917 Broadway St
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Licensed for 21 years, William G Grammer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Chadwick Jenkins

William Chadwick Jenkins
William Chadwick Jenkins
Pope & Hudens, PA
1508 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108
Licensed for 21 years, William Chadwick Jenkins is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew Ross Mackenzie

Andrew Ross Mackenzie
Andrew Ross Mackenzie
Barret Mackenzie, LLC
100 Mills Ave
Greenville, SC 29605
Licensed for 27 years, Andrew Ross Mackenzie is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mary Ashley Martin

Mary Ashley Martin
Mary Ashley Martin
Law Offices of L. Morgan Martin, P.A.
203 Laurel St.
Conway, SC 29528
Licensed for 13 years, Mary Ashley Martin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jonathan McKey Milling

Jonathan McKey Milling
Jonathan McKey Milling
Milling Law Firm, LLC
1614 Taylor St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 22 years, Jonathan McKey Milling is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Henry Monckton IV

William Henry Monckton IV
William Henry Monckton IV
Monckton Law Firm, PA
1300 Professional Dr. Suite 102
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Licensed for 28 years, William Henry Monckton IV is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John A O 'Leary

John A O 'Leary
John A O 'Leary
O'Leary & Associates, PA
714 Calhoun St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Licensed for 46 years, John A O 'Leary is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Andrew Peper

Mark Andrew Peper
Mark Andrew Peper
The Peper Law Firm, P.A.
1637 Savannah Hwy. Suite 202
Charleston, SC 29407
Licensed for 15 years, Mark Andrew Peper is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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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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