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James Thomas

James Thomas

James C. Thomas, Attorney at Law
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
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Summary

Defense is all I do. My law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of my clients who are charged with criminal and DUI offenses and working toward the best possible result in their cases. My office is in Spartanburg, and I represent people in various courts throughout Upstate South Carolina. I'm also licensed in Georgia and North Carolina and will take on cases in those states on a select basis. My office address is 2001 S. Pine St., Suite B, Spartanburg, SC 29302. Call (864) 406-6755 or email jt@attorneyjamesthomas.com to set up an appointment for a free consultation about your case.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees, payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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North Carolina
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South Carolina
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Faculty, Mock Trial Attorney-Coach
University of South Carolina Upstate
- Current
Education
Emory University School of Law
J.D., with Honors (2012)
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Honors: Dean's Award in Legal Writing, Research, Appellate Advocacy
Activities: Moot Court Society, Mock Trial Society
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Kansas State University
M.A. (2009) | English
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University of West Georgia
B.A. (2005) | English
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Activities: CEDA/NDT Debate
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Awards
Pro Bono Publico Medal
Emory University School of Law
Awarded to graduates for commitment to public service.
Dean's Award
Emory University School of Law
Awarded for receiving the highest grade (in my section) for Legal Writing.
Dean's Award
Emory University School of Law
Awarded for receiving the highest grade (in my section) for Legal Writing.
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
- Current
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South Carolina State Bar
- Current
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South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Georgia State Bar
- Current
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Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Speaking Engagements
Argumentation and Debate, University of South Carolina--Upstate
Invited guest lecturer on legal argumentation.
Strategic Storytelling, University of South Carolina--Upstate
Invited guest lecturer on storytelling and the law.
Argumentation and Debate, University of South Carolina--Upstate
Invited guest lecturer on legal argumentation.
Media, Culture, and Society, Georgia State University
Invited guest lecturer on media law.
Argumentation and Debate, University of South Carolina--Upstate
Invited guest lecturer on legal argumentation.
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered

Q. I was represented by an Attorney in 1988 on a misdemeanor charge ( SC statute 16-17-430, Illegal use of a telephone )
A: You might want to consider retaining a new attorney to look into this. Your previous attorney might have a conflict in representing you if fixing this problem essentially forces him to admit he screwed up. I don't have enough information to say whether or not that is the case, but you should probably call around to some other attorneys, with all of your documents handy, to see if there are other options short of a full pardon that you might be able to take advantage of.
Q. How does an unlawful communication case go down in court? What are the penalties? Is jail time a likely outcome?
A: The possible penalties for a violation of South Carolina's unlawful communication statute (SC Code 16-17-430) are a fine between $100 and $500 or a jail sentence of up to 30 days. So a jail sentence does not have to be imposed upon a conviction, but it would be wise to retain an attorney to defend against the charge.
Q. What kind of speeding ticket do I have if I Was speeding 89 in a 70 in dalton ga area On i75
A: Georgia will consider that a "Super Speeder" ticket under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-189. If you pay the ticket without going to court or are convicted in court of going that speed, Georgia will assess an additional $200 fee payable to the state above and beyond whatever you paid to the court. You should talk to a local lawyer about the possibility of getting the speed reduced or the charge amended to avoid that extra penalty.
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Contact & Map
Spartanburg Office
2001 S. Pine St.
Suite B
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Telephone: (864) 406-6755
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Due to coronavirus, in-person meetings are by appointment only. Weekend appointments available. You are welcome to call anytime during the listed hours. Phones might be answered outside of listed hours as well.
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