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Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis

Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis

The Law Office of Jonathan Lewis, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • South Carolina
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Summary

Jonathan Lewis graduated from Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont, with a B.A. in 2011. He spent over ten years in emergency medicine and Fire/Rescue as a Firefighter/Medic in Vermont, Virginia, and for the Department of Defense at various postings in the Middle East.

In 2015 Jonathan decided to pursue the practice of law, and attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he graduated in Spring 2018. While there he was elected to the Honor Council for all three years, on which he also served as as officer. Additionally, he was one of a handful of students to try-out for, and be accepted on, both the Mock Trial and Moot Court Bars. On the Moot Court Bar Mr. Lewis appeared in multiple competitions, eventually appearing before the Judges of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, and the Justices of the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Jonathan has previously worked on both sides of the criminal bar, as both a prosecutor and now as a Defense Attorney. As a former Special Assistant Solicitor in the Fifth Judicial Circuit he was assigned to prosecute Drug Crimes and Violent Crimes, and now uses that experience to help those accused of committing those offense. He is dedicated to passionate, zealous, ethical, and professional representation for all of his clients. No matter the crime or circumstances, be it negotiating with the Solicitor's Offices to secure a dismissal due to lack of evidence, a favorable plea deal, or an initial trial; or whether a potential client finds it necessary to file an appeal to the South Carolina Court of Appeals or Supreme Court following a negative outcome from trial, he will fight to protect your rights and freedom using his experiences as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney.

Mr. Lewis is admitted to practice in all South Carolina State Courts and Tribunals, the Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina, and has admission pending to the Tennessee Bar.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations, up to 45 minutes, provided on all cases by appointment.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted with a 3.5% service processing fee.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our firm practices "flat fee" pricing for all criminal matters. Each matter is evaluated and quoted a price for the entirety of the case - from representation at all appearances through trial, to every letter or filing made. Our firm additionally works with all clients on payment plans. Depending on the complexity of the matter, and the price we quote, we can begin work on your case for as little as 10% down of the flat fee quoted!
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
ID Number: 103847
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Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina
ID Number: 13079
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
The Law Office of Jonathan Lewis, LLC
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Staff Attorney
Richland County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)
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Special Assistant Solicitor
Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office
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Contracted, Special Assistant Solicitor assigned to prosecute drug crimes, DUIs, and violent crimes.
Senior Law Clerk
Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office
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Law Clerk - Criminal Appeals
South Carolina Attorney General's Office
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Education
University of South Carolina - Columbia
J.D. (2018) | Law
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Norwich University
M.A. (2015) | International Affairs, with a Concentration in Terrorism and Extremism.
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Norwich University
B.A. (2011) | War and Peace Studies
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Activities: Corps of Cadets Navy ROTC, Marine Corps Option
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Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar  # 103847
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. My friend was recently pulled over, and drugs were found on him. Is it my right to ask to see the video of the traffstop
A: It depends. Is it your right to be provided the video as part of the case? No. Discovery of all evidence the State has in its possession is the right of the Defendant and his counselor/attorney. Is it your right under the Freedom of Information Act? Maybe, but probably not. Active law enforcement investigation FOIA requests may be denied until the investigation is no longer ongoing. At that time the request must be complied with in a reasonable amount of time. But another question is this: do you know what you’re looking for in terms of impacting the outcome of a case? Or are you merely curious? I would encourage your friend to contact a firm with experience in drug crimes, such as ours. Best.
Q. If a person is being charged with attempted murder at a bail hearing are they supposed to give them the lowest bond
A: Hello, What you have described does sound appropriate to a SC Bond Hearing. In all bond courts the Constitution requires a bond to be given to a defendant. Bond may only be denied, and that denial reviewed by a Circuit Judge, if a defendant presents an unreasonable and continuing danger to the community, and/or there is a risk of flight and the court cannot be reasonably sure that the defendant will appear in court. From what you have described the court seems to have determined that the victim is not at further risk, and continuous GPS monitoring allows the court to know where the defendant is at all times. In SC the victim has the right to be present and heard at all hearings in the criminal process, but not necessarily the victim’s family. The court has the right to hear from other parties, and may, if the court believes it relevant, such as the Defendant’s family, particularly if the Defendant may stay with them prior to trial. We hope that this helps to answer your question and wish you well.
Q. I'm in spartanburg county need attorney advise for slander on false police report
A: I'm afraid I don't understand your question. Slander is a civil matter in which someone defames you by verbal statement to others, knowing that the information that they have provided about you is wrong, with the intent to cause you harm. A false police report is a criminal matter in which someone lies to law enforcement and makes allegations against you in an effort to have you wrongfully prosecuted to punish you for a crime you didn't commit. If the police know the statement is false, there is no harm or damage to you, and the statement is perjury, not defamation. What are you asking?
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Contact & Map
The Law Office of Jonathan Lewis, LLC
4840 Forest Drive
No. 6889
Columbia, SC 29204
Telephone: (434) 409-7743
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Saturday and Sunday by Appointment and Emergency.