Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbia SC

Defending DUI, simple possession, theft, underage drinking, and other criminal charges


We are dedicated to defending you, even during this time of uncertainty, and can provide phone consultations as needed.

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DUI Defense

We understand the facts of your case are unique.

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Criminal Defense

An unwavering defense against criminal charges

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Juvenile Defense

We work to make you feel hopeful, not helpless

Criminal charges can be stressful and frightening to deal with.

The heavy stigma a criminal arrest carries with it is a lot to shoulder, but you don’t have to do it alone. You may not get the presumption of innocence you deserve, from your community or the officials whose duty it is to help you. Criminal Defense Attorney David Tarr has been working in the Judicial system in Columbia SC for over twenty years, and will stand beside you every step of the way. Whether you're charged with DUI, a criminal offense, or a juvenile crime in South Carolina, he'll defend your rights. Just one look at David Tarr's many 5 star reviews and testimonials will assure you that he's the criminal defense attorney you want on your side in Columbia SC.

The process of being arrested and charged with a crime carries a stigma that puts your life on hold.

If you’ve been charged with a crime, the best offense is a good defense. A good criminal defense attorney takes the duty to protect your rights seriously. For more than 20 years, attorney, David Tarr, has stood with the accused in Columbia SC and throughout the state of South Carolina. Today, he continues that tradition, helping people to avoid jail time and steep fines that rob them of their hard-earned money. Not only is David Tarr an experienced DUI attorney, but he also defends people against a wide range of criminal charges, some of which are listed here.

What's ahead might look scary right now, but it doesn’t have to be. The right criminal defense attorney can give you peace of mind, while fighting to protect your rights at the same time.

Legal Help When You Need It in Columbia SC

Trouble isn’t known for its convenience, and criminal charges don’t always happen during office hours. That’s why David B. Tarr and his team are available 24/7 to help you in downtown Columbia and the surrounding area. You shouldn’t have to face intimidation tactics or confusing conversations with law enforcement all on your own. If you’re worried about your criminal record, financial stability, and especially your freedom, we know you can’t wait even a few hours to get assistance. Call us now at 803-238-7967, or send me a message for help right away.

David B Tarr - Criminal Defense Attorney

Most Recent Google Reviews

David is a great lawyer. He was able to get the best possible outcome for my situation, I’m forever grateful. I could’ve had some not so pleasant tickets on my record and he was able to make the worst of it go away. He communicated with everything, even when everything got postponed due to the...
2 months ago
David is an amazing lawyer. He has help my son twice and this last time could have been really bad. David always returned my calls and text and answered any question I had. He is easy to talk to and makes you feel like you have known him forever. He puts your mind at...
4 months ago
I came to David's office late in the legal process and full of worry. He put me at ease immediately and handled the situation with aplomb and precision. David is very personable and returned all of my calls and texts swiftly and kept me informed about what was happening and likely scenarios. I...
6 months ago
When i tell you this man is nothing short of amazing... it's not an understatement!!! Mr. Tarr went well above and beyond to keep me informed throughout this entire process .. also on the day of the hearing he was sharp, punctual and instantly put my mind at ease with his warm and welcoming demeanor......
9 months ago
David is a great lawyer. He was professional, communicative, and willing to accommodate my schedule and circumstances throughout a seemingly endless judicial process. I am grateful for his services and would recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney in the Columbia area!
8 months ago

Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

Hiring a criminal defense attorney doesn’t have to be difficult. At the Law Office of David B. Tarr, we offer free initial consultations. You can share a little about your case and find out more about the charges you may be facing and how to fight them. It’s up to you to decide what to do next.

Every defense lawyer will say they can help you, but over his many years serving Columbia, SC and the surrounding area, David B. Tarr has built up a reputation for excellence. A glance at his many five-star reviews on Google is evidence that he works hard for his clients, who appreciate his experience, honesty and integrity. David B. Tarr will fight for you, whether or not it's your first encounter with the justice system.

Don’t face criminal charges alone. David B. Tarr is an experienced criminal defense attorney committed to defending your rights, regardless of the charge.

When you are armed with information about the law, you can better protect yourself. Our blog is designed to provide you with valuable information on criminal legal issues you might encounter. It may even help you avoid an unpleasant disruption in your life. Check here regularly for new topics.

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