Charleston, SC13 Criminal Defense Attorneys near you

Where do you need the criminal defense attorney?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Charleston Criminal Defense Attorneys

Browse these criminal defense attorneys with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Charleston.

Johnny J Evans
from 11 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Angelica M.
Verified review

JJ cared. Of course attorneys like to win, but he genuinely cares about the ramifications of decisions. His office is very professional and worth the fees required as assessed on a case by case basis. They put their heads together as colleagues because every client is of interest to the firm. Their support staff will likewise guide you through the follow up needed with other agencies outside of the court. I hope that they add Hyatt legal insurance as an option because if I ever need them for other services in the Charleston area, I will be utilizing their firm.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

I cannot say enough positive things about Crantford Meehan. They were able to settle my car accident for more than several other attorneys predicted. Both attorneys were exceptionally professional and caring. I would recommend them to anyone in need of an attorney!

from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Roxanna T.
Verified review

Can I just say, WOW?!!!!! David knows his fields well, isn't afraid to make helpful suggestions, is thorough, and wonderfully easy to communicate with. His team is really on-the-spot, getting things done efficiently. Very straightforward, honest dude. A gem among lawyers!!

Top Pro
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sam P.
Verified review

Best firm in charleston. These guys really listen to you, provide realistic expectations, then follow through. I've never met a a group attorneys who care so much about their client. 5 stars all the way.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kenyetta C.
Verified review

JUST AMAZING! IF you need a great criminal defense lawyer who is open, honest, has your back & ready to fight for you this is your guy! Trey is Very Prompt & professional to say the least & I am extremely satisfied with the outcome of my very serious case but what I loved most was the pep talk to ease my anxiety before court. What a relief! I can not say THANKS enough 🤗

Voigt Murphy, LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Beth J.
Verified review

From the moment I walked into Voight Murphy Law firm I knew I was where I needed to be. Mr. Voight and Marissa sat and listened to me ramble about my previous experiences searching the the right attorneys to help with my situation. Mr. Voight and Marissa compassionately and professionally helped me through my divorce; which by far has been the most difficult time in my life. Always knowing they were available and able and willing to help was the reassurance I needed for the desired outcome. Thank you Mr. Voight and Marissa! Beth Jarowyi

  • 13 years in business
Erik H.
Verified review

Paul is an excellent Criminal Defense attorney. He is very experienced, well connected, and has had very successful results for his clients. Paul has worked for the Solicitirs Office and was a South Carolina Senator for many years. Highly recommend him.


For challenging legal matters of family law and criminal defense, it is important to have experienced downtown Charleston Lawyers to guide you to an effective resolution. At the downtown Charleston law firm of McCoy & Stokes, LLC, our lawyers have extensive experience at trials and in negotiations with spouses, prosecutors, insurance companies and other attorneys. Charleston criminal defense lawyer, Peter McCoy, and Charleston divorce lawyer, Joshua Stokes, understand that clients need advice and answers that will help them feel confident about the legal process, and will ultimately help them achieve their goals. Our downtown Charleston lawyers will show you how to effectively and efficiently achieve a resolution in your case that meets your objectives in even the most challenging of situations. In every case, we will make sure that you understand the decisions that are made, and that your expectations are accurate. In South Carolina, we handle legal matters that include family law, including divorce, custody and visitation, child support and related matters. We also do criminal defense, including DUIs, drug charges, violent crimes and alcohol charges for minors.


Services offered: - Criminal defense - Construction litigation - Government procurement - Procurement protests - Corporate match-making


I am a general civil attorney experienced in insurance defense litigation, probate law, real estate law and family law. My office is located in downtown Charleston, but I will travel to meet with clients. I am also a notary in the state of South Carolina. As a former United States Marine Corps officer, I am familiar with the military needs of a military lifestyle and enjoy helping out fellow veterans and their families.


I'm a criminal defense attorney, and I handle criminal cases, like DUI defense, drug possession, marijuana possession, felony DUI, gun crimes, and juvenile crimes in Charleston, SC, Folly Beach, and Mt. Pleasant. I have successfully defended and had charges dismissed in numerous different kinds of criminal cases, which include DUIs, murder, armed robbery, burglary 1st, drug offenses, felony, criminal sexual conduct, and more. My practice is involved in many municipal and magistrate court cases as well. In these technological times, it is important not to let reasonably minor criminal charges to negatively affect your future. I will even take care of having criminal charges erased from your record after the dismissal of the charges.


I believe everyone deserves personal attention and experienced legal representation. I have devoted my career to these principles and rely on a wide range of experience in serving those I represent. For more information about me, my background, and the kinds of legal matters I handle, please contact me and check my website.


We represent families and individuals who have suffered injury or significant loss, due to another person's failure to drive, treat, or simply comply with standards of behavior we have adopted as a nation. Broadly, we help clients move from a problem state to an acceptable solution, utilizing our legal system.

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.