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Criminal Defense Attorney - Kent Collins Law Firm

Serving Aiken, Newberry, Lexington, Columbia SC

Put an experienced lawyer to work for you!

Let’s be honest. No one plans on being arrested and charged with a crime. It’s both terrifying and confusing. Not to mention, it’s one huge disruption to your life that comes with serious potential consequences.

So where do you turn?

Now, more than ever, you need a criminal defense attorney who understands the legal system and knows how to work within it to get you the best possible outcome. Someone like Kent Collins.

Kent is a former prosecutor and understands how both sides of the law work. That means he knows what to expect which is critical to building your defense.

For example, he knows…

  • The benefit of seeking a pretrial intervention (which may result in no conviction and expungement of your record).

  • Or the possibility of a plea bargain, which means you would face lesser penalties in a criminal case for pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

  • Or ultimately, Kent knows when we should take your case to trial and fight to defend you in a court of law.

People call Kent when they want to:

  • Avoid paying costly fines

  • Minimize (or possibly eliminate) jail time

  • Maintain their right to bear arms

  • Get their side of the story heard by the prosecutor, judge and jury

  • Protect their reputation within the community

  • Maintain their professional license and more

And they continue to call on him when they’re facing charges for property crimesassault & battery, drugs, DUI, shoplifting, burglary, sex offenses, violating probation, murder or most any other type of criminal offense in South Carolina.

Clients have said:

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Where do I begin...This attorney by far is the best hands down. He worked his heart out for me, he fought for me, stayed after hours doing everything he could. He and his secretary were very up beat, energetic, fun and positive while still being professional and making sure I was informed of everything that was going on. Kent showed the reason why he is an attorney. He is caring and compassionate and will not sugar coat anything! I hired him to represent me and he showed out in the courtroom. I owe Kent and his secretary my life!! They came up BIG for me. If you ever need an attorney and you want someone who doesn't wear suit and tie....that will not intimidate you or make you feel bad about your situation....this guy right here is it!!!! The BEST PROFESSIONAL Attorney I will ever work with!!!!! Kent you out did yourself!!!!!!!!!! If you EVER need an attorney.....I have 2 words for you. KENT COLLINS!!!!!!!

Ashanti October 20, 2017

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Kent is a AWESOME LAWYER!! YES we would hire him again, Yes I Recommend him to y'all, YES, he answers all your questions and returns phone calls. If your locked up YES he makes time to see you, not once but twice, even 3 to 4 times or more, depending.. He gave my son the time of day, Kent went to Lexington County to talk with him on his own Birthday.. Now what Attorney can you find and stops on his way home at Lexington County to see his client on his BIRTHDAY? NONE, except for Kent Collins. He's straight up front with you, he tells you what could happen just by talking at first and not reading reports, my son's end result was better than what we as a family predicted. His secretary Kelly is a 5***** too, She knows her shit!! She's so smart, she puts others to shame, She knows a lot of people and sometimes she can pull some strings for your advantage.. She's so awesome!!! They're a great team, your loss if you don't hire them, I can promise you that!!! 5*****

Shelly October 20, 2017

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Hello everyone it's Alison. I just wanted to put it out there;  If you are in need of legal representation then Kent Collins is your man. He is a great person, but a better lawyer. He use to be a SC prosecutor. Now he is a defense attorney in his own practice. I was in a auto accident where I got charged. Due to Kent's experience and dedication all the charges were dropped and thrown out of Court. So if you find your self in need of a lawyer that's gonna fight for you. Call Kent Collins law firm in Lexington.

Alison October 19, 2017

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Kent provided me with excellent legal services, and in my time of need, he was there to help! He is an excellent lawyer and genuinely cares about his clients. His knowledge of the law and abilities as an advocate are phenomenal! He believed in me and is one of the most effective attorneys. For this I will always be grateful and is my first recommendation to others who require legal assistance.

Brandon April 27, 2017

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Kent is an awesome lawyer that helped me during one of my lowest points of life!! Thank you so much Kent for pulling me out of my hole!!!

Stephanie November 10, 2016

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Over the years Kent has assisted me with several legal matters and his performance has always been solid and sound. Being someone who has a record, I know it wasn't always easy for Kent, but let me just say he has helped me overcome several legal hurdles successfully. Perhaps the most important thing he did for me was help me resolve a licensing issue with the LLR, and enabled me to have a successful and productive career. I highly recommend his services to anyone who is need of solid legal counsel!

Ryan, Client August 2, 2015

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I was a skeptic at first. He told me to trust him. "There is a method to my madness " he told me. And bam! He was correct. He got my case dismissed. Thank you Mr. Collins!

Will, Client July 27, 2015

Know what you’re facing.

“Other’s have said my approach to criminal defense is unique and that I’m brutally honest.  Some might even argue that I’m not for everyone. Maybe so, but when your future’s at stake, you need to know what you’re up against.”

-Kent Collins

Five Reasons To Hire Kent

  1. He will work hard to understand everything happening in your case.
  2. He has many years of experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney.
  3. He will answer all your questions–even the most difficult.
  4. He will strive for the best possible resolution to your case.
  5. He makes himself available via cell phone, text message, email… even Facebook.

How You’ll Feel as His Client

  • In the loop. As Kent’s client, you’ll always know where your case stands, what he needs from you and what he’s going to do next.
  • Armed with knowledge. He’ll translate the legal jargon. You’ll know what your options are, the risk involved and he’ll suggest the best course of action given your situation.
  • In control. Kent’s job to advise you, not control you. He won’t do anything without talking with you first.
  • At ease. You’ll feel comfortable knowing that you have someone in your corner that can provide you with sound advice and speak on your behalf. Especially if we go to trial.

 

What To Look For

With so many criminal defense attorneys out there, how do you pick the right one? Here are some things to look out for when you speak to various attorneys about taking you on as a client:

  • Hire an attorney who has dealt with cases like yours.
  • Be wary of attorneys who make big promises.
  • Make sure an attorney has time for you. If they don’t have time to call you back, how are they going to have time to work on your case?
  • Choose an attorney who is willing to go to trial if need be.

Kent has the experience and know-how to get you the best possible outcome for your case. He’ll tell you the straight truth about your case. And if your case needs to go to trial, he’ll be there by your side.

One more thing…

If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer, don’t waste time. With each passing minute, the prosecution is building its case against you. No matter how severe or how minor the charge, an experienced criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights and options and see to your best interests before a judge and jury.

Would you like to speak with an attorney?

If you want to speak with Kent, dial 803-808-0905, or use this form to schedule a consultation today.

Will

I was a skeptic at first. He told me to trust him. "There is a method to my madness " he told me. And bam! He was correct. He got my case dismissed. Thank you Mr. Collins!

Will, Client July 27, 2015

Ryan

Over the years Kent has assisted me with several legal matters and his performance has always been solid and sound. Being someone who has a record, I know it wasn't always easy for Kent, but let me just say he has helped me overcome several legal hurdles successfully. Perhaps the most important thing he did for me was help me resolve a licensing issue with the LLR, and enabled me to have a successful and productive career. I highly recommend his services to anyone who is need of solid legal counsel!

Ryan, Client August 2, 2015

Phenomenal

Kent is an awesome lawyer that helped me during one of my lowest points of life!! Thank you so much Kent for pulling me out of my hole!!!

Stephanie November 10, 2016

Excellent Legal Services

Kent provided me with excellent legal services, and in my time of need, he was there to help! He is an excellent lawyer and genuinely cares about his clients. His knowledge of the law and abilities as an advocate are phenomenal! He believed in me and is one of the most effective attorneys. For this I will always be grateful and is my first recommendation to others who require legal assistance.

Brandon April 27, 2017

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