A felony is a serious criminal charge. Our Columbia, SC, felony lawyers may be the difference between a long prison term and charges that are withdrawn or a favorable plea bargain agreement that can allow you to get on with the rest of your life.

If this is something you're facing in South Carolina, the Leventis Law Firm, LLC can help.

We believe people make mistakes, so we explore every avenue of the law to protect your rights and liberty. If you've been charged or believe you're under investigation, contact us immediately at (803) 256-0113 for a free consultation where we can discuss your case and options. We will aggressively protect your rights and liberty to provide you with the best possible outcome.


Being charged with a felony can have major consequences, but simply being charged isn't enough to send you to prison. The prosecution has the burden of proving, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you committed an act prohibited by the law and you intended to commit the criminal act.

Depending on the facts of your situation, a felony defense lawyer may be able to bring up any number of possible defenses that can result in charges being reduced or dropped or result in your acquittal at a trial.

  • Your arrest was a mistake and you have an alibi. At the time of the crime you were somewhere else, doing something else, and you have evidence to prove it.
  • There was no crime, because the alleged victim consented to your actions but later decided to lie to police and fabricate a story that resulted in your arrest.
  • Your use of violence was justified, because you were legitimately defending yourself against an attack by another. The force you used was reasonable and necessary. Someone in your position shouldn't be expected to just endure the assault.
  • At the time of the incident you were, as far as the law was concerned, insane and not responsible for your actions. You didn't understand what you were doing and couldn't tell the difference between right and wrong.
  • Your arrest was the result of police or prosecutor misconduct. You were entrapped, evidence was falsified or tampered with, police knowingly made false accusations against you or targeted you because of your race, color, ethnicity or national origin. Evidence showing you may not have committed the crime was withheld from you and your lawyer.
  • Your actions were the result of a mistake on your part and you didn't intend to commit a crime.
  • Evidence should be excluded from trial. Police didn't have sufficient grounds to search you, or a search warrant was improperly issued. The prosecution may not be able to show the chain of custody of the evidence, which may mean it was mishandled or tampered with. Testing of drugs or other evidence may not have been done with proper protocols and isn't trustworthy.

If you believe you are being investigated for an alleged felony or have been arrested and charged with one, seeking legal counsel as quickly as possible is crucial to your future, and it increases the chances of a favorable outcome. Evidence or witnesses may be lost, witnesses' memories may fade or change over time, and you may needlessly spend time incarcerated.

The Leventis Law Firm has successfully defended many felony cases. If you have been charged with a felony, contact us today at (803) 256-0113 and put the full resources of our firm to work on your case.