Criminal Defense Lawyer Columbia, South Carolina

Matt Bodman Makes Cases Matter

Trial-tested criminal defense lawyer focused on results - and your needs

Being convicted of criminal charges in South Carolina can change your life forever That’s why it’s critical you have a criminal defense lawyer on your side who understands how the legal system works in this state. If you’re facing charges, Columbia criminal defense attorney Matt Bodman can aggressively represent you. He knows how to tackle the toughest cases, from drunk driving, drug charges, assault and battery, and burglary, to bank fraud and money laundering charges.

A former prosecutor, Matt Bodman is a criminal defense attorney who knows exactly how the other side works and the strategies they use to try to get a conviction. He realizes the stakes for a criminal conviction can be high, because if you’re convicted of a crime in South Carolina, you could face thousands in fines and spend months or years in jail. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced DUI defense attorney who can help you fight a wide variety of criminal charges.

There are consequences if you have a criminal record. A lot of employers are reluctant to hire a convicted felon, and you might have a hard time obtaining a loan to buy a car or house. Your reputation may be destroyed – and your good name is something that no amount of money can fix once it’s been tarnished.

DUI defense lawyer Matt Bodman represents people from all walks of life, including college students from the University of South Carolina and other Columbia-area schools who may need help with an underage drinking charge, drug charge, or some other legal matter involving criminal charges.

With years of experience in South Carolina courtrooms and at the negotiating table, criminal defense lawyer Matt Bodman knows how to defend your rights. That’s why he works hard to help clients creatively solve their problems and get the best possible resolution. Drunk driving lawyer Matt Bodman delivers results for people who are facing DUI charges, drug charges, state charges, and federal charges. If you’re facing criminal charges, contact us today for a free consultation.

"I believe everyone deserves the best defense," Bodman said. "And I will do everything I can as your lawyer to make that possible for you."

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What types of cases does Matt Bodman handle?

A former state prosecutor with nearly 20 years of courtroom experience, criminal defense attorney Bodman handles a wide range of complicated cases in South Carolina:

Within these broad categories, Attorney Matt Bodman has extensive knowledge and experience working on cases involving numerous criminal charges and has earned a reputation for providing outstanding legal help in Columbia and throughout South Carolina. Attorney Bodman can help with charges related to: DUI, drugs, burglary and theft, insurance fraud, computer/internet crimes, assault and battery, healthcare fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, bank fraud, and more. He can also help with state grand jury defense and juvenile crime defense in family court, among other things.

Attorney Matt Bodman has earned an outstanding reputation in Columbia and throughout South Carolina. That’s why so many people here and in other communities put their trust in Attorney Bodman to serve as their criminal defense lawyer. An aggressive criminal defense attorney who is well-versed in state and federal laws, Attorney Bodman has appeared as a legal commentator on Court TV, now known as TruTV.

"I believe every case should be prepared for trial."

“I’m an authentic trial lawyer. I start preparing for the case the first time I meet you. I bring an extremely personal touch to your case. I communicate extensively with my clients as to their goals and expectations on their case. And I strive my best to meet or exceed your expectations.”

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Why should I hire criminal defense attorney Matt Bodman?

Criminal defense lawyer Matt Bodman has a wealth of knowledge and experience defending clients who are facing criminal charges. He is personable, understanding, compassionate, and treats people like they are more than just a client, always striving to do what’s in their best interest.

Unlike larger law firms, when you visit our Columbia office you will talk to Attorney Matt Bodman personally since he will be working on your case and representing you in court. He will take the time to understand the facts surrounding your charges, answer your questions, and explain your options. When you need a drunk driving lawyer or a defense attorney for other criminal charges, you should choose Attorney Matt Bodman.

When you’ve been charged with an offense, having the right criminal defense lawyer on your side can make a dramatic difference. Attorney Matt Bodman understands this and has devoted his career to fighting for the rights of people charged with serious crimes.

This may be your only opportunity for justice. Seize it.

Find out what A Criminal Defense Lawyer in Columbia can do for you. Contact us today

You might think you don’t need to hire a lawyer. Your charge might seem “minor.” Perhaps you want to wait and see what happens before hiring a defense attorney to represent you, or maybe you might want to try to represent yourself and serve as your own lawyer.

Don’t take chances with your future. A criminal conviction can turn your life upside down. While your charge might seem minor, South Carolina’s legal system can be complicated, especially if you have never dealt with the courts before.

Defense attorney Matt Bodman thoroughly understands the system and can explain all the legal options available to you. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced DUI lawyer, or call 866-806-8608.


Matt Bodman, P.A.

1500 Calhoun Street, Suite 201
Columbia, SC 29201
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Located in Columbia, South Carolina, the law firm of Matt Bodman, P.A. provides legal representation in Richland County and Lexington County including the cities of Lexington, Camden, Sumter, Newberry and Orangeburg as well as cities throughout South Carolina including Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and Greenville.