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A Columbia criminal charge, complaint, or investigation against you can ruin your life. When you’ve been charged with a crime, such as a DUI, drug crime, domestic violence, or your professional license is at stake, your life can be ruined. Your reputation, career, livelihood, relationships, and good name are all on the line. That’s where we come in. We are here to fight the criminal charges to clear and protect your name and reputation, preserve your career, and get you your life back. We know that this can be a troubling time and that the stakes are high. We stand ready to fight for you. We have a proven track record of success and thousands of happy clients who have received positive outcomes over the last 22 years. We’ve been voted the “Best DUI Law Firm or Attorney” in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 in the Free Times’ annual Best of Columbia contest.



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G. C. One Star One Star One Star One Star One Star There aren’t proper words to describe the talents, professionalism, responsiveness, or reassurances of Taylor Bell. He answered my first call to him while doing yard work ... on a weekend... to assure me that he could and would help me with my case. And he did. His knowledge, expertise, and calm but straight forward approach to me personally and my issue most importantly will NEVER be forgotten. This man, and the entire staff at the Jeffcoat Firm, are an asset to the community needing legal representation at large. There aren’t enough stars to rate what I thought about their professionalism, rapid response, great communication, and their successful defense of me in court. If you’re looking for a fair, honest, pleasant, intelligent, and talented attorney, I urge you to look no further than Taylor Bell and the team at The Jeffcoat Law Firm. They quite literally saved my career and my life!!!
Sara Pariseau One Star One Star One Star One Star One Star Taylor Bell genuinely cares about your well-being. He will respond to any questions or concerns you may have as quickly as possible. Totally worth it to have him on your side in any court situation. I definitely appreciate his support and directness during the duration of my case. Awesome dude! He should be president.
Tasia S. One Star One Star One Star One Star One Star The Jeffcoat Firm went above and beyond for my case! The staff and assigned attorney Taylor Bell were not only instrumental in the success of my case, but kept me well-informed of the court process and proceedings throughout the duration [of the case] so that I was cognizant of what was occurring. Their knowledge, talent, and implementation of the law is truly awe-inspiring! I cannot recommend a better firm that will have your overall best interest and well-being not only as a client, but as a person. They genuinely desire seeing [the client] succeed.
Jeremy Nason One Star One Star One Star One Star One Star I was arrested for a DUI in Kershaw County SC. I immediately hired the Jeffcoat law firm specifically Mr. Bell. Due to his specific knowledge and his professionalism he found that the charges where not correct. All charges where dismissed. I would recommend Mr bell 100 times over.
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What Our South Carolina Professional License Defense Lawyers Can Do for You

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) oversees more than forty professions in the state, ranging from medicine and dentistry to engineering and accounting. Anyone can file a complaint against a practitioner, setting an LLR investigation into motion.

If you’re facing allegations of professional misconduct in South Carolina, it’s natural to be stressed and scared; there’s a lot to lose professionally and personally. Even when cases are unsubstantiated, the stain from any sort of professional investigation can have lasting consequences on your reputation and livelihood. That’s why it’s so important to have a dedicated professional license defense attorney from The Jeffcoat Firm on your side.

You have the right to counsel from the moment you are notified of an LLR grievance. At The Jeffcoat Firm, our professional license defense attorneys are prepared to stand by your side from start to finish during the bureaucratic process. You’ve worked hard to obtain your professional license; we can help you keep it, along with helping you avoid suspensions, restrictions, fines, and probation.

We’ll also argue against a public reprimand, which can sometimes be just as damaging to your personal and professional reputation as more severe penalties.

How Our South Carolina DUI Defense Lawyers Can Help You

Being charged with an alcohol or drug-related driving offense in South Carolina is a very serious matter. A conviction will remain on your criminal record forever, damaging your personal reputation and impacting your ability to drive, get a job, and pursue educational opportunities.

While you do have the right to represent yourself (pro se) in the South Carolina court system, statistics prove that pro se defendants have a much lower success rate than those who hire an attorney to fight on their behalf. Our experienced DUI defense attorneys at The Jeffcoat Firm can evaluate the facts of your case and advise you on the correct strategies to ensure the best possible outcome.

Even if you had been drinking prior to your arrest, you aren’t necessarily out of options: An investigation could reveal that the breathalyzer equipment used was faulty, prove that law enforcement did not follow proper protocols when making the traffic stop, or uncover witnesses who may be able to bolster your claim that you were not intoxicated or impaired.

In cases where a conviction is unavoidable, our DUI lawyers can still argue to get the charges minimized and have the penalties reduced, allowing you to keep your driver’s license and avoid jail time. With so much at stake, contact The Jeffcoat Firm’s Lexington and Columbia DUI defense lawyers for a free consultation today.

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