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David B. Tarr

DUI and DWI Attorney at Columbia, SC

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1995
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Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Rigorously defending clients charged with DUI. Representation for DUI Administrative hearings to maintain driving privileges, as well as for first offense, second offense, third offense and felony DUI. Assistance applying for a hardship license.

    28 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Experienced general criminal defense, for charges including assault, theft, burglery, and more. Representing clients in parole and probation hearings.

    28 years

  3. Cannabis Law
    Aggressively defending the rights of individuals charged with cannabis crimes, from simple possession of marijuana to possession with intent to distribute (PWID) and trafficking marijuana.

    28 years

  4. Drug Crime
    Dedicated to vigorously defending clients charged with drug crimes, including possession of a controlled substance, drug trafficking and possession with intent to distribute.

    28 years

  5. Juvenile law
    Accomplished at representing minors in Juvenile Court. He is committed to understanding and defending young people from the lifelong consequences of a juvenile adjudication.

    28 years

David is a criminal defense lawyer with over twenty-five years of experience. He has built a successful practice by establishing a unique relationship with each of his clients. His genuine concern for people, along with his dedication to upholding their rights, make him a reliable and trustworthy attorney.

David takes great pride in providing the best defense for his clients, as is evident through his interactions and commitment to each case. He personally manages every detail of every matter he takes on. He understands that the stakes are high, not just for his clients but also for their family members. He is there to guide all of them through a difficult, and often unfamiliar situation.

David is passionate about providing top notch legal criminal defense for his clients who are facing all sorts of charges. He handles DUI cases, juvenile offenses, theft, assault and drug crimes, among others. He understands how important it is to have an experienced professional during these difficult times. David’s clients can count on his unwavering commitment to getting the best possible outcome for their case.

As a Columbia, South Carolina native, David chose to practice law in his hometown, to give back to the community that’s given so much to him. After graduating Law School, David spent two years in Richland County as a public defender. He opened the Law Office of David B. Tarr in the year 2000.

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The law office of criminal defense attorney David B. Tarr, on Elmwood Ave in Columbia, SC.

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Law Office of David B. Tarr, LLC
1313 Elmwood Ave Ste B
Columbia, SC, 29201-2155


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Posted by Richard | November 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!
Mr. Tarr did a great job on my case. David works hard for his clients and is willing to go the extra mile for his clients. I recommend him to anyone searching for a criminal defense lawyer in Columbia, David will get the job done. Thanks again David!
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2018
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Knowledgeable Attorney Who Gets Results
I called David Tarr a couple of days before my court date, and after consulting with him on the phone, I felt confident about hiring him. He knows the law and was able to guide me through the process that I would potentially go through. I'm so grateful that I did because what could have been a DUI was changed to a traffic ticket, and it was all over quickly. I am now able to move on with my life, and would recommend David Tarr to anyone in this situation. He was very professional and easy to work with.
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Posted by Illinois | April 7, 2018
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David did a superb job at getting my DUI expunged. The consistency and accuracy that he provided for me was excellent. He literally saved me from the extreme inconvenience that would have occurred in my life if I would have had a DUI on my record. I would highly recommend him to anyone trying to win a case.
Posted by Mike | April 13, 2017
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Highly recommended
David Tarr totally saved me from going to drug court. He did everything he could and got my charges expunged. David is very easy to get along with, genuinely cares about his clients and is always available by phone or email. His knowledge and experience got me out of jail and kept me out of the court system for a very reasonable price. I am very thankful for his excellent services and would recommend his practice to anyone in need. I can not thank David enough for his invaluable help and determined efforts to help me through this situation.
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Posted by Dr Shakir | January 20, 2017
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Great Example
My nephew situation changed, I talked with David Tarr he was available and willing to take my nephew case he gave me great information if my nephew circumstances change I will hire him on the spot
Posted by Paul | December 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
David is the best!
David is an awesome defense attorney! He's also a genuinely nice guy. I was wrongfully accused, and David was able to see to it that the case never went to trial. The results were nothing less than superb. I have and will continue to recommend him as the man to go to for legal counsel.
Posted by Ka'aina | December 8, 2016
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Great lawyer!
Mr.Tarr did an amazing job on my case! He was very easy to contact and always available phone call or text. He took my case very seriously, worked hard and got it dismissed. I would definitely use his services again if need. Takes pride in his work and it shows.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2016
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Great attorney with great rates!!!
...In it for the long haul David took my case and defended me in it for over two years and won! Once we agreed on a fee (which was very reasonable and never went up) he never attempted to convince me to take a plea deal just to dispose of the case so he could move on to the next one. Attorneys are busy people yet he always returned my calls and txt within a couple of hours, even when he was out of town. If your looking for an attorney who won't be pushed around in a courtroom and will stand up for you no matter how long it takes then call David Tarr!
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Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • The Law Office of David B. Tarr
  • 2000 - Present


  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 1995


  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Columbia DUI and DWI Lawyer David B. Tarr
David B. Tarr
DUI and DWI Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 28 years