Student Arrest

Student Arrested with Criminal Charges in Columbia, South Carolina?

Criminal charges merit an immediate call to a criminal defense attorney. Experienced attorneys are a vital part of any successful criminal defense.

Gavel on a BookFor over two decades, the Strom Law Firm has fought for the rights of people like you. The Strom Law Firm, since its founding in 1996, has used its deep knowledge of the criminal justice system to fight for justice. As soon as the Strom Law Firm is brought onto a case, we begin zealously defending the rights of our clients and compiling a defense.

The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm are familiar with various jails and detention centers.

There are various detention centers and police stations where an alleged offender may be held after being arrested.. There are dozens of facilities across South Carolina, including the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia. Our attorneys have experience with nearly every venue in SC and are willing to travel to defend your rights.

Law enforcement agencies who arrest for criminal charges may come from any one of various agencies. The arresting agency may depend on different factors, including the crime allegedly committed. It is prudent to retain legal counsel as soon as possible after arrest.

It is imperative that any person charged with a crime contact the Strom Law Firm immediately or as soon as possible after arrest. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm may be an essential part of your defense, even before a trial takes place.

Dealing With An Arrest As A South Carolina College Student

Whether you’re attending USC, Clemson, Winthrop or another South Carolina college or university, being arrested and charged with a crime as a college student can have lasting effects on your personal life and professional career.  Sometimes college students find themselves on the wrong side of the law; however, making a mistake in college should not detrimentally impact a young person’s future. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your case can mean the difference between a clean record and a bright, successful future and spending time behind bars.

In addition to state criminal penalties if convicted, a college student could face additional penalties if convicted including:

  • Williams-Brice StadiumAcademic Discipline, including possible expulsion, suspension, or school probation,
  • Loss of financial aid or scholarships,
  • Forfeiture of assets,
  • Inability to obtain a professional license
  • Loss of student/on-campus housing privileges.

Students should be in the classroom, not the courtroom.  Let us help make that a reality for you if you or a loved one are facing criminal charges.  We have years of experience dealing with USC Student Arrest cases, and we would be glad to help with yours.

Some of the Most Common Types of Student Charges include:

  • Minor In Possession
  • DUI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Alcohol-related Offenses

We welcome calls from parents and students.  Protecting your future is important, so call the Strom Law Firm today, and we will be glad to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your USC Student Arrest.

More About Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, also serves as the county seat of Richland County, one of the largest counties in South Carolina. Richland County is home to various important landmarks including the Fort Jackson Army Base and the Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Columbia is home to Fort Jackson, a U.S. Army Base and the largest U.S. Army installation for Basic Combat Training in the United States. Fort Jackson trains half of all U.S. Army soldiers every year, including 60% of women soldiers. Used primarily as a training facility, Fort Jackson is home over over 12,000 military families and is a large part of the Columbia community.
The state flagship University of South Carolina is located in Columbia. Over 32,000 students are educated each year at the Columbia campus. The university generates a tremendous impact on the city, which is ranked as the #3 college town in the country.

Various natural landmarks run through Columbia. Multiple rivers, including the Congaree River, Little River, and Wateree River each run through Columbia, which is also home to Lake Murray. Boating, sailing, biking, and swimming are all popular attractions at these natural locations and provide entertainment and attractions for local residents and visitors.

Five Points and the Vista highlight the Columbia nightlife scene. Five Points is located on Harden Street, and is perhaps the most popular downtown area. Five Points has been a student hotspot for decades. The Vista, also known as the Congaree Vista, is popular with young urban professionals and more established residents.

There are many law enforcement agencies throughout Columbia. After arrest, charges may be heard by any of a variety of courts, including Central Magistrate, or City. After arrest, alleged offenders may be taken to a police station or to the Alvin S. Glenn detention center. Shortly following arrest, a bond hearing is set. Contacting an attorney from the very beginning of your case only helps that attorney defend your rights, including at the bond hearing.

Our attorneys frequently have significant experience in The City of Columbia City Court, located at 811 Washington St., Columbia, SC 29201, and Central Court, located at 1701 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201. Our attorneys also frequently visit the Alvin S. Glenn detention center, located at 201 John Mark Dial Dr., Columbia, SC 29209.|

Interstates and Freeways comprise many of the roads into and out from Columbia. I-20, I-26, and I-77 each run through Richland County, and two other major interstates (I-85 and I-95) run nearby through other counties in South Carolina. These major highways run to Florence, Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville, and beyond.

Contact the Strom Law Firm immediately after you are arrested.


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