Choosing an attorney is an important part of protecting yourself if you are charged with a crime. While experience is important, your lawyer should bring more to the table.
I am lawyer William A. Hodge. I treat my clients with the respect they deserve by being honest with them from Day One. There are no guarantees when it comes to the law, but I will make sure you know exactly what you are up against and exactly what I can do to help.
As your criminal defense attorney, my main priority will be to shield you from the worst penalties your charge may carry. In many situations, that means I am focused on protecting your freedom. Going to jail or prison — even for a short time — impacts your job, your family life and, of course, your freedom.
I serve clients in Columbia and throughout South Carolina with the following types of state and federal criminal charges:
Even a first-time DUI can carry a jail sentence. I will work tirelessly to protect you.
I handle simple possession charges to more complex manufacturing and trafficking charges. I can help you challenge state or federal charges.
Criminal charges threaten a student’s current and future opportunities. I will fight to protect them.
A minor traffic violation can have negative effects on your life. I will seek to mitigate the effects.