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Criminal Law

Columbia South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a family member has been accused of a crime in South Carolina or have learned that charges may be brought, it is critically important to find an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will protect your rights.

For more than 40 years, Jack Swerling has represented defendants in every type of criminal case in both state and federal court. He also has extensive experience representing accused individuals and businesses before grand juries, appeals courts, administrative agencies, ethics commissions, and pardon and parole boards.

His credentials as a Columbia SC drug crimes attorney, established work ethic and experience means he knows how to evaluate the charges against you, determine your available options, and make sure your rights are protected while pursuing the best possible resolution.

In addition, Columbia white collar crimes attorney Jack B. Swerling will vigorously defend clients accused of white collar crimes in South Carolina, which generally refers to charges of non-violent fraud and involves people at every economic and demographic level.

Finally, South Carolina murder attorney Jack B. Swerling has established experience defending clients against violent crimes such as assault and murder in both state and federal courts. Being charged with murder or assault can be extremely overwhelming, emotional and confusing. No matter how challenging a case, having Jack Swerling as your South Carolina trial lawyer, will offer you a wealth of experience in criminal law where he will strive to build a defense on your behalf and pursue every option available to you.

Jack Swerling’s extensive practice aslo includes:

Federal Criminal Defense

  • Environmental Crimes
  • Public Corruption
  • Conspiracy
  • Counterfeiting
  • Money Laundering
  • Internet Crimes / Cyber Crime
  • Pornography / Internet Pornography
  • Bribery
  • Extortion
  • Customs Violations
  • Perjury
  • Gun and Weapons Violations
  • Federal Grand Jury Investigations
  • Federal Appeals

State Criminal Defense

  • Drug Offenses
  • Controlled Substance Violations
  • Murder
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Violent Crimes
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Felony DUI
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Pornography Crimes
  • Solicitation
  • Gun Violations
  • Public Corruption
  • Gang Related Charges
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Breach of Trust
  • Forgery
  • Probation Violations
  • Pardons
  • Expungement
  • Grand Jury Representation

Appellate Practice

Grand Jury and Other Law Enforcement Investigations

  • Federal Grand Jury Testimony
  • State Grand Jury Testimony
  • Witness Cooperation Agreements
  • Grand Jury Investigation and Preparation
  • All Law Enforcement Investigations

Contact South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney Jack B. Swerling Today

If you are facing criminal charges or learn you are the subject of a criminal investigation, you may call our law firm 24 hours per day at 800-701-0599. Our answering service will direct you to Jack Swerling. You may also e-mail Jack Swerling at [email protected]. E-mails are checked regularly.


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  • Columbia Office
    1720 Main St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201-2850
    Phone: (803) 765-2626
    Fax: 803-799-4059

Jack Swerling In The News >>

  • Jack was selected to Super Lawyers Magazine Top Ten List for 2019. Each year Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in South Carolina via a selection process involving peer evaluations, independent research and professional achievement. The South Carolina lawyers who receive the highest points during this selection process are further recognized in the South Carolina Super Lawyers Top Ten List.
  • USA v. FRANK*: In a child pornography case, Swerling was successful in obtaining a 22 level variance reducing the defendant’s sentence from 8 years to 6 months.
  • STATE v. BORIS: The defendant was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a case where the defendant was involved in a shoot-out with 3 police officers.
  • STATE v. TYGER: Jack Swerling obtains a not guilty verdict in a criminal sexual conduct case in Beaufort County.
  • Pre Trial Dispositions: STATE v. DWAYNE: Mr. Swerling successfully argued for the dismissal of stalking and unlawful use of telephone charges brought against a prominent businessman in Florence County.
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