Traffic Tickets

Traffic Ticket Defense in Columbia, South Carolina

Criminal charges, including all traffic tickets merit an immediate call to a criminal defense attorney. The defense of your rights is greatly benefitted by the guidance of a professional lawyer.

Statue of JusticeThe criminal justice system is a complex organization that our attorneys have experience navigating. Our attorneys have spent years defending cases and working with prosecutors to achieve outcomes for our clients. From the moment you hire the attorneys of the Strom Law Firm, we will begin to craft a detailed defense of your rights.

South Carolina has many jails and detention centers, many of which are frequented by the attorneys of the Strom Law Firm. We have extensive experience working with and visiting these types of facilities. Our attorneys work most frequently with the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, located at 201 John Mark Dial Dr, Columbia, SC 29209, and at the Lexington County Detention Center, located at 521 Gibson Rd., Lexington, SC 29072. Our attorneys are willing to travel to any correctional facility across South Carolina and further to defend your rights.

An arresting officer may work for any of several law enforcement agencies. The arresting agency may depend on different factors, including the crime allegedly committed In any case, you maintain your rights and should rely on legal counsel to accurately maneuver the criminal justice system, from the arresting agency through the court system.

Contacting a professional attorney is an important step to take immediately after arrest. Contacting the Strom Law Firm immediately may help you successfully navigate pretrial sanctions and alleviate potential damages before a trial takes place.

South Carolina Traffic Ticket Lawyers, Defending Your Traffic Violation

When making your decision about how to best handle your traffic ticket, you need to make sure that you understand the consequences of your conviction and prepare a proper defense. If you fail to appear in court for a simple traffic ticket, you can be tried in your absence and found guilty.  Therefore, traffic violations should not be taken lightly, you should consider hiring an experienced South Carolina traffic ticket attorney.

Traffic Violations and Consequences in South Carolina

Although some traffic violations are seemingly minor, every violation will affect your driving record. If you have been charged with a traffic violation or other driving offense, or recently have received a traffic ticket, it is important that you protect your driving record.

traffic ticketCommon Traffic Violations:

  • speeding,
  • following too closely,
  • driving with a suspended license, (DUS)
  • DUI,
  • driving without insurance,
  • careless driving, or
  • reckless driving.

In addition to negatively impacting your driving record, traffic violations and speeding tickets in South Carolina can result in the following:

  • Fines
  • Increase in Car Insurance Premiums
  • Suspended Driver’s License if left unpaid

Many people do not consider that losing points off of your driver’s license may force you to pay increased insurance premiums. If you lose a total of 12 points your license may be suspended.  Your license may also be suspended if you fail to pay your traffic ticket within 12 months of the day it is issued.

Free Traffic Ticket Violation Consultations

Were you pulled over and issued a traffic ticket?  Whether you are charged with a two point violation, four point violation, or even a six point violation, you need to make sure that your driver’s license is protected by hiring a South Carolina traffic ticket defense Attorney. Contact the Strom Law Firm, LLC  today for a free consultation.  We offer flexible payment options and accept Visa and MasterCard.

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 several important landmarks including the Fort Jackson Army Base and the state flagship University of South Carolina.

Also located in Columbia is the largest U.S. Army installation for Basic Combat Training, a U.S. Army base named Fort Jackson. Fort Jackson is responsible for training half of Army soldiers annually, including over 60% of our women soldiers. Fort Jackson, primarily utilized as a training facility, sees over 35,000 potential soldiers each year and is home to over 12,000 military families, contributing largely to Columbia’s economy.

The state flagship University of South Carolina is located in Columbia. USC educates over 32,000 students per year on its Columbia campus. Columbia, ranked the #3 college town in the U.S., partners with the university, which is responsible for crucial economic growth and development in the city.

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, fishing, biking, and swimming are all popular attractions at these natural locations and provide entertainment and attractions for local residents and visitors.

Nightlife is an active part of the Columbia social scene. Five Points, the Vista, and Main Street give patrons many options to choose from. Main Street, regaining popularity quickly, hosts many events and is improving its reputation. Between students and working professionals, Five Points and The Vista bring signature events and competition to the area. Columbia is an exciting place to live with activity happening day and night.

In Richland County, most DUI arrests are made by South Carolina Highway Patrol, although arrests may be made by any law enforcement agency. Magistrate, Central, and City Court all hear cases after arrest, depending on the arresting agency. 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. It is essential that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after being arrested; this way, our experienced litigators can be involved in your case from the outset and guide you through the legal process from bond hearing through trial.

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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