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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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Jonathan Lewis graduated from Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont, with a Bachelors Degree in 2011. He returned to Norwich University in 2013, where he graduated in 2015 with his Masters in International Affairs, During this time he lectured upon, and focused in, International Extremism / Terrorism. He has 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 those experiences to help those accused of drug and other criminal offenses by the State. He is dedicated to passionate, zealous, ethical, and professional representation for all of his clients. No matter the crime or circumstances, 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
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
  • 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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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
The Law Office of Jonathan Lewis, LLC
- Current
Staff Attorney
Richland County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)
Special Assistant Solicitor
Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office
Contracted, Special Assistant Solicitor assigned to prosecute drug crimes, DUIs, and violent crimes.
Senior Law Clerk
Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office
Law Clerk - Criminal Appeals
South Carolina Attorney General's Office
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
Activities: Corps of Cadets Navy ROTC, Marine Corps Option
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Professional Associations
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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South Carolina Bar  # 103847
- Current
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Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered

Q. How long can they hold you without serving you a warrant?
A: Hello. A bench warrant is not like a regular warrant. Your boyfriend will be held until he is brought before a judge, and the judge vacates (removes) the bench warrant. In order for the court to do that, and to assure that the court is going to want to know that your boyfriend has been appointed, or has retained (hired), an attorney. I would encourage you both to begin to evaluate, speak to, and retain an attorney who can begin to work on his case immediately. We wish you well as you navigate your legal issue.
Q. Hi I was charged back in 2018 with unlawful child neglect. I was sentenced to 9 months of probation.
A: Hello, This offense is not eligible for expungement. Unlawful Neglect of a Child under the South Carolina’s Children’s Code is an offense that can result in a prison term of up to 10 years and/or fines decided at the court’s discretion. For a conviction to be eligible for expungement the crime must be a misdemeanor conviction, and your first offense, for a crime carrying a penalty of not more than 30 days imprisonment or a fine of $1,000, or both. Your only option to remove this charge from your record is to petition for a pardon from the Governor of South Carolina.
Q. A person i was staying with has stolen 9 of my exotic birds. police wont help say it is civil. civil court is back loged
A: How did the woman come to obtain the birds? Without knowing this, specifically whether you entrusted her with the birds and she refused to return them, whether she broke in to somewhere and took them without your permission or knowledge, etc., it’s impossible to examine whether there is a criminal issue here. As a civil matter, depending on the total price of the birds, you need to file a summons and complaint (a law suit) in the county in which you live and the birds were taken. Start at your local magistrates court, and the clerk of court there will help you by giving the right and forms, and helping you to file them. From there you will need to serve those papers on the person who took the birds. The clerk can help you do this legally to ensure that the process is smooth and appropriate. We hope that this helps you. While we understand the magistrate’s court back-log, this is the appropriate way to move forward with your issue. You can always also consult with an attorney and hire them to work this matter for you. Best wishes.
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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
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 (Today)
Notice: Saturday and Sunday by Appointment and Emergency.