Criminal Defense Attorney Columbia, South Carolina

Matt Bodman Makes Cases Matter

Trial-tested attorney focused on results - and your needs

Being convicted of a criminal charge can change your life forever. That's why it's critical that you have someone on your side who understands how the legal system works. In Columbia, S.C., you can rely on criminal defense attorney Matt Bodman to aggressively represent you. He knows how to tackle the toughest charges, from drunk driving to white-collar crimes and other serious allegations.

A former prosecutor, Matt Bodman knows exactly how the other side works and the strategies they often use to try to get a conviction. He realizes the stakes of a criminal conviction can be very high. If you're convicted of a crime in South Carolina, you could face thousands of dollars in fines and spend months or years in jail. He understands why it’s so important to have an experienced DUI attorney.

There are other consequences that come from having a criminal record. Many employers are reluctant to hire a convicted felon. You might also have a hard time obtaining a loan to buy a car or a house. Your reputation may be destroyed - and your good name is something that no amount of money can fix once it's been tarnished.

Attorney 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 or some other legal matter.

With years of experience in courtrooms and at the negotiating table, Matt Bodman understands the seriousness of criminal charges. That's why he works hard to help clients creatively solve their problems to get the best resolution possible. Whether you've been charged with a crime in South Carolina or you are under investigation, you can rely on a criminal justice attorney who is committed to performance and results.

"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, defense attorney Bodman handles a wide range of complicated cases in South Carolina:

    Within these broad categories, Matt Bodman has extensive knowledge and experience working on cases involving numerous criminal charges. He has an outstanding reputation throughout South Carolina. That’s why so many people in Columbia and other communities trust Matt and hire him to serve as their criminal lawyer. An aggressive defense attorney who is well-versed in state and federal laws, he 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?

    Defense attorney Bodman's knowledge and experience with a vast array of criminal cases only begins to explain why you should hire him to handle your case. More than anything, it's his personal attention to detail that he brings to every single person he represents. You're more than just a client. Your best interests always come first at our law firm.

    Unlike large law firms, when you visit our Columbia, S.C., office, you will talk to 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. That’s why you should choose Matt Bodman when you need a drunk driving lawyer or a defense attorney for another criminal offense.

    Having the right criminal defense lawyer on your side if you have been charged with a criminal offense can make a dramatic difference. Attorney Bodman knows 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. And 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 Bodman thoroughly understands the system and can explain all the legal options available to you. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced DUI lawyer today. Call (866) 487-9077.


    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.