CRIMINAL LAWYERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA/

When you’re facing serious criminal charges, it’s not the time to settle for second-best when choosing an attorney to represent you.

At the Leventis Law Firm, our South Carolina criminal defense lawyers know that the stakes are high and your future freedom is at risk.  We are aggressive and tireless in representing our clients and in creating a formidable defense for you.  For a free initial consultation about your case, call us at (803) 256-0113.

Our South Carolina defense lawyers possess decades of experience and a successful track record in defending our clients in a wide variety of criminal cases. Even in cases that seem impossible to win, our attorneys aggressively mount an effective defense.

Criminal charges can be extremely serious, with major, life-changing implications. We understand the importance of handling sensitive matters with the right blend of urgency, experience, and tact.

At the Leventis Law Firm, we respect each individual client and handle each individual criminal case with the care, experienced legal representation, and extreme confidentiality that you deserve, acting as your trusted advisor in what can be some of the toughest and most challenging areas of the law.

OUR ATTORNEYS LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED

 

If you’re looking for a powerful and comprehensive defense strategy, then our South Carolina criminal lawyer is your best choice. We work hard and leave no stone unturned when we gather evidence, interview witnesses and experts, and identify weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case. We fight for your rights and freedom.

LAW FIRM EXPERIENCED IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE/

Our South Carolina law firm’s experience as a whole is brought to bear when you are our client. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in the state of South Carolina. We also have a wide network of experts, specialists, and investigators who aid in our research and aid in the scrutiny of each case’s details, so that we can present the strongest defense possible for each client.

OUR DEFENSE PRACTICE AREAS/

Criminal defense matters can cover a very long list of charges. Many of our firm’s clients have been charged with multiple offenses simultaneously. Our defense lawyers have the right experience in handling cases of all varieties and at every level of complexity when it comes to mounting the best defense in South Carolina. While this is not intended to be a completely comprehensive list, cases that our attorneys handle for our clients include the following types of charges:

Review our list of Frequently Asked Questions to learn more, or skip the reading and simply contact us to start an immediate inquiry into your case.

Including battery, assault, stalking, criminal harassment, property damage, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and other similar charges.

Including manufacturing and trafficking charges for all manner and variety of drugs, including cocaine, crystal meth, and heroin.

Operation of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Including rape, sexual battery, sexual assault, unlawful sex with a minor, child pornography, public indecency, voyeurism, etc.

Including crimes committed with a weapon, possession of an illegal weapon, weapons trafficking, unlawful sales of weapons, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and various other weapons-related charges.

These high-level crimes include fraud, embezzlement, tax fraud, tax evasion, identity theft, and others.

We represent clients in many violent crime charges, including murder, manslaughter, assault, burglary, armed robbery, extortion, workplace violence, and more.

Felt like family.

In 2016 our only daughter was involved in a major car accident which could have taken her life. It was only be divine appointment we came across the office of Leigh Leventis and his staff. The very first time my daughter and I stepped into their office, the atmosphere was very pleasant and felt like family. I must say out of several experiences with previous attorneys, this office and staff were beyond our expectation. What impressed me the most was the professionalism of their staff, the consistency in communication, their integrity, sacrifices, and the hard work they put in staying on top of things, and even calling just to check in to see how our daughter was doing. I would give them a AAA+ and would highly recommend them to anyone. Because of the office of Attorney Leigh Leventis and staff it made life easier for our family, and we will forever be grateful.

- Client

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2018-06-13T12:58:43+00:00

- Client

In 2016 our only daughter was involved in a major car accident which could have taken her life. It was only be divine appointment we came across the office of Leigh Leventis and his staff. The very first time my daughter and I stepped into their office, the atmosphere was very pleasant and felt like family...

Knowledgeable Lawyer.

Joe Leventis is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer who represented my husband on a drug trafficking charge. From the moment I first spoke with him on the phone, I felt relieved. He looked over the evidence with a fine tooth comb and came up with a strategy to pursue a dismissal. He was successful and the charges were dismissed within a month!

- Client

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2018-04-25T11:40:01+00:00

- Client

Joe Leventis is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer who represented my husband on a drug trafficking charge. From the moment I first spoke with him on the phone, I felt relieved. He looked over the evidence with a fine tooth comb and came up with a strategy to pursue a dismissal. He was successful and the charges were dismissed within a month!

Couldn’t be happier!

Joe was appointed to my magistrates court case. I had a felony pending Joe wasn’t the lawyer on but he took it over. He got the magistrate charge dropped the day of the trial and he got me a fine and a misdemeanor on the felony charge. I couldn’t be happier!

- Client

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2018-04-25T11:40:49+00:00

- Client

Joe was appointed to my magistrates court case. I had a felony pending Joe wasn’t the lawyer on but he took it over. He got the magistrate charge dropped the day of the trial and he got me a fine and a misdemeanor on the felony charge. I couldn’t be happier!

Saved my life.

When I was in college I was arrested for possession of marijuana. I was very worried about losing my scholarship, but more importantly being expelled from school. Leigh handled my case and got the charges dismissed. This enabled me to finish college and further my education in graduate school. Leigh essentially saved my life by allowing me to not have to alter the education path I was on and now I am having a successful professional career. Leigh is the best at what he does and I am forever grateful for what he did to help me.

- Client

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2018-06-05T17:24:50+00:00

- Client

When I was in college I was arrested for possession of marijuana. I was very worried about losing my scholarship, but more importantly being expelled from school. Leigh handled my case and got the charges dismissed. This enabled me to finish college and further my education in graduate school. Leigh essentially saved my life by allowing me to not have to alter the education path I was on and now I am having a successful professional career. Leigh is the best at what he does and I am forever grateful for what he did to help me.

Highly recommend.

Leigh Leventis is one of the finest men I have ever had the pleasure to meet and know in my life. He is an incredible human being who selflessly puts others before him. I cannot state enough on how great of a man he is. Leigh helped me tremendously in my time of need. He is a true professional in every facet of practicing law. I'm incredibly grateful for all his help in my time of need. I would highly recommend Leigh to anyone who needs legal help. I am forever grateful for him helping me.

- Client

5.0
2018-06-05T17:27:48+00:00

- Client

Leigh Leventis is one of the finest men I have ever had the pleasure to meet and know in my life. He is an incredible human being who selflessly puts others before him. I cannot state enough on how great of a man he is. Leigh helped me tremendously in my time of need. He is a true professional in every facet of practicing law. I'm incredibly grateful for all his help in my time of need. I would highly recommend Leigh to anyone who needs legal help. I am forever grateful for him helping me.

They fight for you.

If you ever want to feel like someone cares and is in your corner and feels like your fight is his fight, Joe would be the guy I would call every time. Joe represented me on a drug possession charge. I was on probation in another state so I needed it to go away to avoid going back to jail. When we got to court, he spoke to the officer outside. Next thing I know, I am shaking the officer's hand and being told the case is dismissed. I don’t know what happened, but I am glad it did!

- Client

5.0
2018-06-05T17:29:46+00:00

- Client

If you ever want to feel like someone cares and is in your corner and feels like your fight is his fight, Joe would be the guy I would call every time. Joe represented me on a drug possession charge. I was on probation in another state so I needed it to go away to avoid going back to jail. When we got to court, he spoke to the officer outside. Next thing I know, I am shaking the officer's hand and being told the case is dismissed. I don’t know what happened, but I am glad it did!

Forever indebted.

I retained the Leventis Law Firm to assist me with a criminal matter. After my initial meeting with Mr. Leventis, I felt for the first time that everything was going to be okay. They took the time to explain step by step the criminal process in South Carolina and always kept me apprised of the progress of my case. They were communicative and professional and personally invested in making sure that I received a positive outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend the Leventis Law Firm to my friends and family and am forever indebted to Mr. Leventis and his team for providing me with a second chance.

- Client

5.0
2018-06-05T17:30:38+00:00

- Client

I retained the Leventis Law Firm to assist me with a criminal matter. After my initial meeting with Mr. Leventis, I felt for the first time that everything was going to be okay. They took the time to explain step by step the criminal process in South Carolina and always kept me apprised of the progress of my case. They were communicative and professional and personally invested in making sure that I received a positive outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend the Leventis Law Firm to my friends and family and am forever indebted to Mr. Leventis and his team for providing me with a second chance.

Very happy.

I used to work in a restaurant Leigh and his wife Jenny used to frequent back in the 80s. After I graduated high school, I left that job and we lost touch for over 20 years. I got charged with DUI recently and asked a friend in law enforcement who I should hire. He recommended Leigh which surprised me because his wife is a lawyer. But I took his advice and hired Leigh, which turned out to be a great decision. Leigh made himself available for all of my calls regarding my license. He seemingly knew everything about the drivers license issue and the criminal matter. We got a great outcome on the case. I was VERY happy with Leigh and would refer him to anyone in criminal trouble.

- Client

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2018-06-05T17:31:23+00:00

- Client

I used to work in a restaurant Leigh and his wife Jenny used to frequent back in the 80s. After I graduated high school, I left that job and we lost touch for over 20 years. I got charged with DUI recently and asked a friend in law enforcement who I should hire. He recommended Leigh which surprised me because his wife is a lawyer. But I took his advice and hired Leigh, which turned out to be a great decision. Leigh made himself available for all of my calls regarding my license. He seemingly knew everything about the drivers license issue and the criminal matter. We got a great outcome on the case. I was VERY happy with Leigh and would refer him to anyone in criminal trouble.

Very informative.

I recently went through a DUI charge that I thought I would never have to experience. Leigh was like a breath of fresh air because this would have a huge impact on my professional career as well as my family life. He made me feel very comfortable and informed me of the whole process from start to finish. He had all the answers to my questions and I truly felt like he was looking out for my best interest. My family and I are forever in his debt for the way that he took care of my case. I would send anyone in this type of situation to Leigh!

- Client

5.0
2018-06-05T17:33:06+00:00

- Client

I recently went through a DUI charge that I thought I would never have to experience. Leigh was like a breath of fresh air because this would have a huge impact on my professional career as well as my family life. He made me feel very comfortable and informed me of the whole process from start to finish. He had all the answers to my questions and I truly felt like he was looking out for my best interest. My family and I are forever in his debt for the way that he took care of my case. I would send anyone in this type of situation to Leigh!

Compassion, patience, and determination.

Words cannot express the compassion, patience, and determination I received while working with Leigh Leventis. My case took a grueling three years before I was ultimately found not guilty. The entire time I was treated as if I were the only client the Leventis Law Office was helping. I will always have tremendous respect and appreciation for Leigh and Joe. Leigh is truly in a class all his own.

- Client

5.0
2018-06-05T17:34:09+00:00

- Client

Words cannot express the compassion, patience, and determination I received while working with Leigh Leventis. My case took a grueling three years before I was ultimately found not guilty. The entire time I was treated as if I were the only client the Leventis Law Office was helping. I will always have tremendous respect and appreciation for Leigh and Joe. Leigh is truly in a class all his own.

Outstanding Lawyers.

Leigh Leventis and I were roommates in law school. Leigh is the finest person I have ever known, and I became part of the Leventis family. Leigh and his son Joe are outstanding lawyers in every regard. They are smart, experienced, hardworking and true professionals in every way. Leigh and Joe treat every client like a member of their family. I would highly recommend Leigh and Joe to anyone who needs a lawyer.

- Former Columbia Mayor Bob Coble

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2018-04-24T17:37:17+00:00

- Former Columbia Mayor Bob Coble

Leigh Leventis and I were roommates in law school. Leigh is the finest person I have ever known, and I became part of the Leventis family. Leigh and his son Joe are outstanding lawyers in every regard. They are smart, experienced, hardworking and true professionals in every way. Leigh and Joe treat every client like a member of their family. I would highly recommend Leigh and Joe to anyone who needs a lawyer.
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CONTACT A LAW FIRM SKILLED IN CRIMINAL CASES/

If you have been charged with a crime in South Carolina, obtaining qualified criminal defense representation is one of the first and most important steps you should take. Retaining a criminal lawyer as early as possible in the legal process is of primary importance in the interest of securing the best outcome for your case… in Columbia, SC and across South Carolina.

Being charged with a crime can be a frightening and confusing time.

The future can seem uncertain and your life can feel turned upside down. If you or your loved one has been charged with a crime, contact the South Carolina criminal lawyers at the Leventis Law Firm at your earliest convenience, to schedule a consultation with us. We will sit down with you and have open and thoughtful dialogue about the nature of the charges that have been brought against you, what possible outcomes could include, and what we initially see as the likelihood for success in your case. Armed with information, you’ll be able to feel confident that we will fight for you as an individual and have the experience necessary to handle your case.

We are the Leventis Law Firm, and we want to help. Call (803) 256-0113.

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South Carolina Association for Justice Member
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Super Lawyers Member
South Carolina Bar