Criminal Defense Attorneys: Defend Your Case with a Criminal Defense Attorney, South Carolina

Find a Criminal Lawyer in South Carolina to Represent You

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime in South Carolina, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect your rights and win your legal case. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC handle all criminal charges, practicing in courts throughout South Carolina, and we provide an aggressive and proactive legal defense to every client we represent.

Facing arrest and criminal charges is not something you should do alone. You need a knowledgeable, experienced attorney who understands your situation and cares about the outcome of your criminal case. We believe everyone deserves a strong and robust legal defense and that no person is guilty unless proven otherwise. Having a South Carolina criminal defense attorney you trust on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

SC Criminal Defense AttorneyIf you are facing criminal charges, criminal defense lawyers can help. If you have been contacted by law enforcement and are under investigation for a crime, we can help protect your legal rights and ensure you are treated fairly under the law.

Our criminal attorneys are licensed to practice law across the state and have defended clients in every type of court setting, from Municipal courts to Federal. We are ready to take your criminal case whether you’ve been charged in:

  • Magistrate’s Court
  • Municipal Court
  • General Sessions Court
  • Federal Court


We are familiar with prosecutorial techniques, have deep knowledge of South Carolina criminal law, and understanding and sincere concern for your rights and liberty. If you are facing criminal investigation and arrest, we will ensure that you receive a vigorous, well-planned defense, regardless of the charges or where you’ve been charged.

A South Carolina Arrest Can Take a Heavy Toll on Your Life

There’s no question that facing an arrest can be one of the most difficult times you and your family will ever experience. Our clients frequently tell us the personal and familial crisis of legal charges is unlike any they have experienced before. An arrest can have an effect on your social life too, as the news of your situation circulates among friends and acquaintances. Possibly the longest-lasting impact is the toll that criminal charges can have on your business and finances. Whether you are in jail, awaiting trial, or dealing with court dates and appearances, the time away from your job can be devastating to your livelihood.

We understand the impact an arrest has on the lives of our clients, and we use that understanding as the starting point and basis of our approach to handling criminal cases. The most important thing you can do to lessen the toll on your life and livelihood is to start your defense as soon as possible. One of our South Carolina defense attorneys will help fight your case. Contact Us at 803-252-4800

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Hire a South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney

With an arrest, your freedom, personal and family stability, economic survival, and reputation are at stake — and it’s important to act quickly. If you have just been released from jail or have just been contacted by the authorities alerting you that you are under criminal investigation, the time to act is now. The sooner you contact an experienced criminal law attorney, the sooner we can begin working on your legal case.

Every case is different, but every case requires time to build a robust and vigorous defense. Contacting a lawyer as early as possible — especially before your next court date — allows them to begin to familiarize themselves with the particulars of your case and determine the best way to prepare your defense.

Getting Arrested And Charged With a Crime Does Not Mean You Are Guilty

If you are charged with a crime, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty through witnesses and your legal case, which is a right guaranteed by our constitution. It is the state’s burden to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Turn to an experienced South Carolina criminal lawyer who will fight for you and protect your rights. You can discuss your arrest, possible defense, witnesses, and what consequences you might be facing with our criminal defense lawyers during a free consultation at our Columbia, SC office.

What To Look for in a South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer

Many thoughts go through your head after an arrest, and one of the most critical questions you’ll ask yourself is this: “Which criminal defense lawyer is right for me?”

When you are facing serious consequences such as jail time, fines, or probation…when your personal life, livelihood, and reputation are being affected by a criminal arrest, it is important that you hire a criminal defense attorney who will understand your situation and has the experience and know-how to prepare and present a tireless and thorough defense on your behalf.

There are so many lawyers for criminal cases out there, it can be hard to find the one that best suits your legal needs. You’re already dealing with a difficult situation, and now you are faced with the possibly overwhelming search for the right criminal defense attorneys.

Here are several factors to consider and tips to help you find a criminal lawyer best suited to represent you:

  • The attorney-client relationship is built upon trust. You should select a criminal lawyer that you feel comfortable with. That’s why Strom Law Firm, LLC offers free consultations. At no cost to you, you’ll be able to meet with our criminal defense lawyers and see for yourself the level of professionalism and understanding we offer each of our clients.
  • Understand the attorney’s fee. Make sure you understand what your attorney’s fee covers. Fees can be hourly, flat-rate or contingent, and there are certain services that are covered and some that are not. Be sure you discuss and understand the fee structure beforehand.
  • Find a lawyer who has handled your type of charges. Ask your criminal defense lawyer what types of cases he or she typically handles, and make sure they have defended the charge you have been arrested for.
  • No one can guarantee successful results. Be leery of anyone who promises or guarantees you specific results. While your attorney can give you a good idea of what to expect, what your options are, and possible outcomes, it is unethical — and not to mention impossible — to guarantee you an outcome. If something sounds too good to be true, it is.

Once you’ve decided on a lawyer to handle your criminal defense, there are two key things that will help you have a more successful defense:

  • Prepare to give your attorney full details. Your attorney needs to know everything that happened. An attorney cannot prepare an adequate defense without knowing all of the facts related to the case. Early disclosure may prevent a roadblock later in your case, which could have been avoided.
  • Understand your case. Make sure your attorney discusses the charge or charges against you. Have them explain what the prosecutor must prove or establish to find you guilty, and the potential criminal penalties for the particular crime involved.

The criminal defense lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC provide an aggressive, well-planned defense. With a free consultation with one of our South Carolina criminal defense lawyers, we can discuss the facts of your situation, and you’ll hear how we can help.

Strom Law Firm, LLC Has Criminal Experience You Can Trust

We believe the single most important element to consider when hiring your criminal defense lawyer is trust. It is imperative that you trust your South Carolina criminal defense attorneys — trust that they have your best interests at heart and that they have the competence and know-how to give you the most aggressive defense possible. We have been building trust with our clients since 1996, and collectively, our team has over 100 years of experience. We’ve handled an extensive range of criminal cases and have direct experience defending clients in courts all across South Carolina. Our familiarity with prosecutorial techniques and knowledge of criminal law ensures that you will receive an aggressive, well-planned criminal defense — and a lawyer you can trust.

Our South Carolina Legal Consultations Are Always Free, Call 803-252-4800

Our team of South Carolina criminal lawyers, paralegals, investigators, and clerks has been carefully assembled to create the best possible mix of experience, passion, and knowledge. We will tirelessly work on your behalf, and we understand what you are going through. We are happy to sit down with you face-to-face at our office in Columbia, SC to explain the process, the charges you face, and the possible outcomes of your case. Our initial consultations are always free. At no charge to you, we can meet with you about your case, and you can learn for yourself how the Strom Law Firm, LLC can help in your quest for justice under the law.


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