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Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis

Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis

The Law Office of Jonathan Lewis, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Family Law ...
  • South Carolina
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Henry W. October 9, 2020
I was happy with the service provided and the price. I hired Jonathan to prepare a court ordered document. He listened to my request and prepared exactly what the judge needed and only what the judge needed. Several other lawyers tried to upsell me to additional services that I did not want or need, for a much higher price. Jonathan prepared the document in a reasonable timeframe and for a reasonable price. I would use him again and recommend him to friends and family.
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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 Violent 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 violent 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, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Military Law
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  • 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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Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Service Award
American Bar Association
Pro Bono Honor Roll
South Carolina Supreme Court
Pro Bono Honor Roll
South Carolina Supreme Court
Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar  # 103847
- Current
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South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Legal Answers
28 Questions Answered
Q. Is there a statue of limitations on financial identity theft in SC?
A: Under South Carolina Law, there are no criminal statutes of limitations.
Q. Is there a statue of limitations for simple possession in SC?
A: Is there a statue of limitations for simple possession in SC? No. There are no statutes of limitations on criminal offenses in South Carolina. Can they really come back to the house and arrest me? Yes. In South Carolina we have two types of possession, constructive and actual. Anyone who may have dominion and control over an illegal item found has “constructive” possession. Those physically in control or possession of an item on them has “actual” possession. If the roach was found in your house then both of you may be charged with constructive possession. In the amounts your describing the warrant would be for Simple Possession of Marijuana (SPMJ). What should I do? I would recommend that you speak to an attorney and retain one to go with you to speak to the police. The police are likely wanting to question you about what they were looking for, not what they found. You should not speak to them without an attorney present and actively advising you.
Q. Second offense Pwid less than 3 grams ...what is the sentence in South carolina???
A: 3 Grams of.... What? In South Carolina, Drug Crimes are specific to the substance. Without this information we cannot give you an accurate sentencing range.
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Contact & Map
The Law Office of Jonathan Lewis, LLC
4840 Forest Drive
No. 6889
Columbia, SC 29204
Telephone: (803) 995-2748
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Saturday and Sunday by Appointment and Emergency.
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