Columbia Criminal Defense Attorney
YOU KNOW WHAT’S AT STAKE.
SO DO WE.
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 in the Free Times’ annual Best of Columbia contest.
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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.