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Dayne C. Phillips

Dayne C. Phillips

South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer; Appeals; PCRs; and DUI Defense
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ATTORNEY DAYNE PHILLIPS has dedicated his life to defending those who are wrongfully accused or who have made an unfortunate mistake and need help. He is a trained and experienced South Carolina criminal defense attorney and appellate litigator. DAYNE has successfully defended citizens in felony jury trials and has successfully argued before the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He is the 2016 Vice President of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a former circuit representative on that organization's Board of Directors. He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College and is a member of the National College for DUI Defense. WARNING: If you are in need of immediate legal representation, please contact us directly at (803) 808-9600 to see if we can help. Our attorneys only make case-by-case assessments because every case must be evaluated on its specific factual and legal issues. Submission of any information via this website or email (e.g., your question, personal information, and/or any response) does not establish an attorney-client relationship; does not constitute legal advice; and is not considered confidential or privileged communication. In other words, please do not reveal confidential or private information over the internet. DISCLAIMER: The information on this website (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship; (2) is only for general information; (3) does not constitute legal advice; (4) cannot be cited as legal authority; (5) is accurate as of the date of publication; and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Please note that the information on this website is no

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We never charge a fee to meet with you. The facts and circumstances for every case are different, so we set our fee after reviewing all of the information provided to us during the initial meeting. Clients customarily pay for expenses in addition to the fee.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We never charge a fee to meet with you. The facts and circumstances for every case are different, so we set our fee after reviewing all of the information provided to us during the initial meeting. Clients customarily pay for expenses in addition to the fee.
  • Contingent Fees
    The Michael Jeffcoat Firm only accepts contingent fees in civil cases. This type of fee agreement is not allowed in criminal cases. The facts and circumstances for every case are different, so we set our fee after reviewing all of the information provided to us during the initial meeting. Clients customarily pay for expenses in addition to the fee.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
4th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Student
National Forensic College at the Cardozo School of Law
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NACDL and Cardozo School of Law National Forensic College presented in collaboration with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and Defender Services Training Division in New York City. The purpose of the college is to instruct supervisors, trainers, and experienced litigators who are or will be the forensic science experts or point people in their jurisdictions. The college will prepare attorneys to litigate complex forensic science issues strategically and with the support of the nation’s leading law firms and experts. Attendance is by invitation only.
Student
National Criminal Defense College (NCDC)
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Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. / Law (2010)
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Honors: Moot Court
Awards
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Top 10 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyer
Top 10 under 40 attorney award in South Carolina
National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers
http://www.national-academy.net/
Nominated as one of the Attorneys selected in The State newspapers' "Best Attorney" category in the annual contest
The State Newspaper
Professional Associations
National College of DUI Defense
SC State Delegate
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Member
- Current
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL)
Vice President
- Current
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL)
Member
- Current
South Carolina Bar
House of Delegates, Eleventh Circuit Representative
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South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
President-Elect
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South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL)
Board of Directors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Making A Murderer: Netflix Documentary Reveals a Story of Exoneration, Conviction, and Our Flawed Justice System
http://carolinadefenselawyers.com/
Field Sobriety Tests in DUI Cases: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)
http://carolinadefenselawyers.com/
DUI Conviction and Penalties in South Carolina
http://carolinadefenselawyers.com/
License Suspension: South Carolina Implied Consent law and DUI Arrest
Blog
Frequently Asked Questions: DUI Cases in South Carolina
Website Blog: http://carolinadefenselawyers.com/
Frequently Asked Questions in South Carolina Criminal Cases
Website Blog: http://carolinadefenselawyers.com
Speaking Engagements
Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal Judges, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
South Carolina Court Administration
Co-Chair and Panel Moderator for Criminal Defense 101, Criminal Defense 101, Palmetto Club
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Firearms Dealers and Licensing Requirements; Gun Ownership Legal Concerns, Gun Law in South Carolina, Columbia, SC
National Business Institute
Magistrates Advisory Council Intensive Training Seminar, Midlands Technical College
South Carolina Commission on Prosecution Coordination
Co-Taught on the topics of Hearsay and the Confrontation Clause.
Criminal Law Practice Essentials, CLE Essentials Series, South Carolina Bar Building
South Carolina Bar Association
Taught the section on Motions Practice
Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal Judges, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
South Carolina Court Administration
Criminal Defense 101
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL)
http://scacdl.org/main/images/docs/CD2016-brochure.pdf
Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal Judges, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
South Carolina Court Administration
Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal Judges, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
South Carolina Court Administration
Criminal Defense 101
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL)
Certifications
Lead Counsel for Death Penalty Defense
Supreme Court of South Carolina
Videos
Castle Doctrine | Self Defense | Stand Your Ground | Columbia SC Lawyer Dayne Phillips Lexington SC

Disclaimer: The information on this video (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship, (2) is only for general information, (3) does not constitute legal advice, (4) cannot be cited as legal authority, (5) may not be accurate because laws constantly change, and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Any result achieved on behalf of one client should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Nothing contained in this video is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer, or to imply any specialization in an area of law. The publication of this video is not intended to constitute the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which no attorney in the firm is licensed to practice, nor is it intended to solicit legal representation of anyone in any such jurisdiction.

Strategies to Deal with a DUI Charge | Columbia SC Defense Lawyer Dayne Phillips | Lexington SC DUI

Disclaimer: The information on this video (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship, (2) is only for general information, (3) does not constitute legal advice, (4) cannot be cited as legal authority, (5) may not be accurate because laws constantly change, and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Any result achieved on behalf of one client should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Nothing contained in this video is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer, or to imply any specialization in an area of law. The publication of this video is not intended to constitute the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which no attorney in the firm is licensed to practice, nor is it intended to solicit legal representation of anyone in any such jurisdiction.

Lexington and Columbia SC Criminal Defense, DUI Attorney Dayne Phillips | Lexington Ledger 8/30/16

Disclaimer: The information on this video (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship, (2) is only for general information, (3) does not constitute legal advice, (4) cannot be cited as legal authority, (5) may not be accurate because laws constantly change, and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Any result achieved on behalf of one client should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Nothing contained in this video is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer, or to imply any specialization in an area of law. The publication of this video is not intended to constitute the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which no attorney in the firm is licensed to practice, nor is it intended to solicit legal representation of anyone in any such jurisdiction.

Lexington and Columbia SC Criminal Defense, DUI Attorney Dayne Phillips | Lexington Ledger 8/03/16

Disclaimer: The information on this video (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship, (2) is only for general information, (3) does not constitute legal advice, (4) cannot be cited as legal authority, (5) may not be accurate because laws constantly change, and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Any result achieved on behalf of one client should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Nothing contained in this video is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer, or to imply any specialization in an area of law. The publication of this video is not intended to constitute the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which no attorney in the firm is licensed to practice, nor is it intended to solicit legal representation of anyone in any such jurisdiction.

What's the Penalty for my First DUI? | Columbia SC Criminal Defense Lawyer | Lexington SC

Disclaimer: The information on this video (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship, (2) is only for general information, (3) does not constitute legal advice, (4) cannot be cited as legal authority, (5) may not be accurate because laws constantly change, and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Any result achieved on behalf of one client should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Nothing contained in this video is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer, or to imply any specialization in an area of law. The publication of this video is not intended to constitute the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which no attorney in the firm is licensed to practice, nor is it intended to solicit legal representation of anyone in any such jurisdiction.

Should I Talk to the Police? | Columbia SC Criminal Defense Lawyer Dayne Phillips | Lexington SC

Disclaimer: The information on this video (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship, (2) is only for general information, (3) does not constitute legal advice, (4) cannot be cited as legal authority, (5) may not be accurate because laws constantly change, and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Any result achieved on behalf of one client should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Nothing contained in this video is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer, or to imply any specialization in an area of law. The publication of this video is not intended to constitute the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which no attorney in the firm is licensed to practice, nor is it intended to solicit legal representation of anyone in any such jurisdiction.

So, You've Been Arrested, What's Next? | Columbia SC Criminal Defense Lawyer | Lexington SC

Disclaimer: The information on this video (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship, (2) is only for general information, (3) does not constitute legal advice, (4) cannot be cited as legal authority, (5) may not be accurate because laws constantly change, and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Any result achieved on behalf of one client should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Nothing contained in this video is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer, or to imply any specialization in an area of law. The publication of this video is not intended to constitute the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which no attorney in the firm is licensed to practice, nor is it intended to solicit legal representation of anyone in any such jurisdiction.

Can I Expunge a DUI arrest? | Columbia SC Criminal Defense Lawyer Dayne Phillips | Lexington SC

Disclaimer: The information on this video (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship, (2) is only for general information, (3) does not constitute legal advice, (4) cannot be cited as legal authority, (5) may not be accurate because laws constantly change, and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Any result achieved on behalf of one client should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Nothing contained in this video is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer, or to imply any specialization in an area of law. The publication of this video is not intended to constitute the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which no attorney in the firm is licensed to practice, nor is it intended to solicit legal representation of anyone in any such jurisdiction.

DUI and Your Commercial Driver's License | Columbia SC Criminal Defense Lawyer Dayne Phillips

DUI and Commercial Driver's License in SC. Disclaimer: The information on this video (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship, (2) is only for general information, (3) does not constitute legal advice, (4) cannot be cited as legal authority, (5) may not be accurate because laws constantly change, and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Any result achieved on behalf of one client should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Nothing contained in this video is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer, or to imply any specialization in an area of law. The publication of this video is not intended to constitute the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which no attorney in the firm is licensed to practice, nor is it intended to solicit legal representation of anyone in any such jurisdiction.

Can I use PTI for a DUI? | Columbia SC Criminal Defense Lawyer Dayne Phillips (803) 636-2728

Can I use PTI for a DUI? Disclaimer: The information on this video (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship, (2) is only for general information, (3) does not constitute legal advice, (4) cannot be cited as legal authority, (5) may not be accurate because laws constantly change, and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Any result achieved on behalf of one client should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Nothing contained in this video is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer, or to imply any specialization in an area of law. The publication of this video is not intended to constitute the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which no attorney in the firm is licensed to practice, nor is it intended to solicit legal representation of anyone in any such jurisdiction.

How do I get my license back after a DUI? | Columbia SC Criminal Defense Lawyer

How do I get my license back after a DUI arrest in South Carolina? | DUI Attorney in Lexington, SC and Columbia, SC Disclaimer: The information on this video (1) does not establish an attorney-client relationship, (2) is only for general information, (3) does not constitute legal advice, (4) cannot be cited as legal authority, (5) may not be accurate because laws constantly change, and (6) cannot replace the advice of an attorney licensed in South Carolina who has reviewed the facts of your case. Any result achieved on behalf of one client should not create any expectation of a favorable outcome and does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients. Nothing contained in this video is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer, or to imply any specialization in an area of law. The publication of this video is not intended to constitute the practice of law in any jurisdiction in which no attorney in the firm is licensed to practice, nor is it intended to solicit legal representation of anyone in any such jurisdiction.

Error Preservation Video

South Carolina Appellate Defense: Preserving Issues at Trial for Appellate Review. Error preservation. SC Appeals. General information only (Does not constitute legal advice). If you have a legal problem, you should immediately seek the advice of an attorney.

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