David Tarr

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina

If you have been charged with a crime, or are under investigation, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you. David Tarr is a knowledgeable and trustworthy lawyer who who is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for every client.

You're not just a case, you're a human being.

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DUI Defense

I understand the circumstances of your case are unique.

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Criminal Defense

I offer an unwavering defense in criminal cases.

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Juvenile Defense

I work to make you feel hopeful, not helpless.

A Columbia Defense Attorney who gets results

The stigma, stress, and inconvenience associated with a criminal arrest can be a lot to manage, but you don't have to do it alone. South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney David Tarr offers expert legal representation  that gets results. Whether you're charged with DUI, a criminal offense, or a juvenile crime in the Columbia or surrounding area, he'll examine the facts, build your case, and defend your rights. Just one look at his many 5 star reviews and testimonials will assure you that he's the criminal lawyer you can trust to be on your side.

Recent results:

Isle of Palms v. D.N., May 2024
• Court: Isle of Palms Municipal Court
• Charge: Simple Possession of Marijuana
• Result: Gateway Program – to be dismissed/expunged

L.M., May 2024
• Court: Parole Hearing
• Charge:
• Result: Parole Granted

State v. T.R., May 2024
• Court: Florence Magistrate Court
• Charge: Shoplifting
• Result: Dismissed

Experienced Criminal defense attorney

Arrests, Charges, and Criminal Convictions Can Impact Your Life for Years to Come

If you've been charged with a crime, the best offense is a good defense. David Tarr has been defending people facing criminal charges for over 28 years in Columbia, in both Richland and Lexington County, and beyond.

He has experience in all types of cases, from white collar crime to DUI, violent crimes, domestic violence, marijuana charges, and more. He knows the system, and will will stand beside you every step of the way.

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A lawyer who is there when you need him

Trouble isn't known for its convenience, and criminal charges don't always happen during office hours. You or your loved one shouldn't have to face unpredictable circumstances, intimidation tactics, or confusing conversations with law enforcement on your own.

That's why defense lawyer David Tarr is available 24/7 to help in South Carolina. If you're worried about your criminal record, financial stability, and especially your freedom, you shouldn't wait to seek legal advice. You need a lawyer who will personally stand by your side every step of the way. Call 803-238-7967 or send a message right away to see how he can help you with your case.

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Understanding Your Rights when facing criminal charges

When you are armed with information about the law in the state of South Carolina, you can better protect yourself. This blog is designed to provide you with valuable information on various legal issues you might encounter, and is updated to keep you informed. Knowing your rights may help you avoid unpleasant legal entanglements.

However, even the most law-abiding citizens can find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time or make mistakes that can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. If you find yourself in that situation, contact the Law Office of David B. Tarr immediately to begin an understanding and dependable attorney-client relationship with one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Columbia, South Carolina and the surrounding areas.

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