A Strong Criminal Defense Protects Your Future
When you are facing criminal charges, it pays to have an experienced attorney who will stand up for your rights. I am attorney Edward Longshore, and I have 19 years of experience defending Columbia residents against felony and misdemeanor charges. Throughout my career, I have helped my clients face a variety of serious charges, including robbery, drug crimes, murder and domestic violence.
While I am prepared to assist with any criminal charges you may be facing, I am particularly experienced with the legal issues that most often affect college students.
When College Collides With Crime
It is not unusual for college students to find themselves facing criminal charges. These charges vary in their severity, but they all have one thing in common: They can all have serious long-term effects on a student’s future. Common charges include:
- Underage drinking
- Drug offenses, including possession of marijuana
- Traffic tickets
- DUI and other drunk driving charges
- Resisting arrest
- Carrying a fake ID
Students often come into my office with a number of serious concerns about the ways their criminal charges may affect their lives. If you are convicted of a crime, the conviction will appear on your permanent record, and it could limit the educational and employment opportunities you will have in the future. You could even lose your academic scholarship.
Everyone’s situation is unique. When you contact my law firm, I will meet with you one-on-one to learn more about your legal situation. Then, I will provide straight answers to all of your questions.
I Am Here To Help, Not Judge
As a younger lawyer, I understand the issues and challenges faced by college students. If you, your son or your daughter is facing criminal charges, give my law firm a call. I serve clients primarily in Columbia, Charleston and Richland counties.
My office is prepared to assist students from any of the nearby college campuses, including The University of South Carolina, Columbia College, Benedict College and Allen University. To schedule a free consultation, please call 803-764-9608 or contact me online. Evening and weekend appointments are available. I also provide Spanish interpretation services.