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Allison Brandt Blackwelder

Allison Brandt Blackwelder

Blackwelder Law, LLC
  • Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law
  • South Carolina
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Allison (Alli) Blackwelder was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina where she learned the value of working hard to serve others in her community. She attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and minor in Religion in 2010. Alli attended the University of North Carolina School of Law and graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2013. While in law school, she served as the Executive Editor of the First Amendment Law Review and received the Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy. Upon graduation from law school, Alli moved to Florence, South Carolina where she accepted a position as an Associate Attorney for a premiere criminal defense firm in the Pee Dee. She remained with that firm from 2013 to 2016 when she moved to York, South Carolina and opened her own practice. In 2019, Alli relocated her business to Greenville to focus on statewide traffic defense and criminal cases in the South Carolina Upstate.

Since 2014, Alli has focused her practice on criminal cases in South Carolina state courts. She enjoys working on a wide range of cases, from traffic citations and misdemeanor charges in county Magistrate courts to major felony charges in South Carolina's General Sessions Court.

Outside of work, Alli enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, and son, Ben.

Practice Areas
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/Attorney
Blackwelder Law, LLC
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Associate Attorney
Parham Law Firm
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Education
University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D. (2013)
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Honors: Gressman-Politt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy
Activities: Executive Editor--First Amendment Law Review Honor Court
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Duke University
B.A. (2010) | Major: History Minor: Religion
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Activities: Project Waves Alpha Delta Pi
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Awards
Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy
University of North Carolina School of Law
Professional Associations
York County Bar Association
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Trinity United Methoidist Church
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SC Bar Ethics Advisory Committee
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South Carolina Bar  # 101484
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Florence County Bar Association
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Central United Methodist Church
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9 Questions Answered

Q. I was caught shoplifting in an amount of $62. I have no previous history and was not arrested and was issued a ticket
A: I urge you to contact an attorney. He or she will be able to provide guidance on how to best proceed.
Q. My husband just went to jail today and I need to know will he possibly get out when he sees the judge in the morning
A: I urge you to contact an attorney on his behalf.
Q. Do I get charged a fine if there's no monetary amount on the citation?
A: Yes. There are standard fines that each court associates with charges listed on a citation. In some courts, there is not even a standard location to write a fine amount on a citation, so there is an implicit understanding when any ticket is written. The bottom line is that you are going to have to pay a fine if/when you plead guilty to the ticket or if a judge finds you guilty. You may be able to fight your citation or make arrangements for a more favorable resolution if you hire an experienced traffic attorney to represent you. Good luck!
Q. Can I get pulled over for a seatbelt but before he got to my window I had it on ? He said he pulled me over for it
A: Yes, that is allowed and standard operating procedure for officers.
Q. I got pulled over for going under a red light when I had enough time. He gave me two tickets and I have court.
A: Traffic citations can have consequences beyond court dates and fines. An experienced traffic attorney can look at you citations and let you know what options may be available to make things better. Call one today to make sure you take advantage of all of your options.
Q. I got a ticket 5 years ago for a expired licence and I didn't pay it what do I need to do to go get my licence back.
A: Your first step is contacting the court that handled your case five years ago and paying that fine or serving whatever sentence was ordered. If you have no other license issues, proof that you handled the old charge may be enough for the DMV to allow you to get your license back. If you are unsure about your old case or if you have other traffic issues, it is a good idea to hire an experienced traffic attorney to help you. Good luck!
Q. my son was with a group of kids an beat up another student. My son then put a BB gun to scare him.
A: Your son could face serious criminal charges, as could his friends. I would contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect his rights.
Q. Can my child be charged with disruption of the school for accidentally activating mace that another student brought
A: Short answer: Yes, but your son should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to see if you can fight the charge. An experienced attorney would explain that the outcome of your son's case is going to depend on what the evidence shows. In other words, we need to know more about what "other versions" of this story were explained to the school authorities and law enforcement. This is true, even if the "other versions" are false. I wish you the best of luck and urge you to contact an attorney as soon as possible to avoid criminal and administrative (school records, etc.) penalties.
Q. I was charged with reckless driving in SC. The road was wet and when I pulled out my tires spun. I was also arrested.
A: Bottom line: Contact an attorney to see what options might be available to you and your specific set of circumstances prior to your court date. Reckless Driving is a serious traffic offense and can lead to issues with license suspension, insurance premium increases, and other employment-related issues if you are convicted. Reckless driving is an arrestable offense, but the officer had the choice to take you to jail (they could have given you a citation in lieu of arrest). This tells me that he/she thought something happened that warranted extreme measures. Whether or not that was the case is an argument to be presented later. In general, officers prosecute their own traffic tickets in South Carolina, so having someone on your side who knows the law and has experience in traffic court is imperative to getting the best possible results. I wish you luck and would be happy to assist should you like to discuss your case further.
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819 E. North Street
Greenville, SC 29601
USA
Cell: (910) 489-2178
Fax: (864) 428-1294