Attorney Profile

Criminal defense attorney James Brehm has over 20 years’ experience handling criminal matters.  Mr. Brehm began his legal career as an Assistant Solicitor for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in 1991. For six years he prosecuted all types of cases from simple magistrate court traffic offenses to murder.

In 1997, Mr. Brehm left the Solicitor’s Office and started his own firm. Since then he has represented individuals who have been charged with all types of crimes in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens, and Laurens counties.

Mr. Brehm has been an active member of the Bar. He helped start the Greenville Association Criminal Defense Attorneys (GACDL) and has been a past president. He has been a member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (SCACDL). He is also a former delegate to the South Carolina Bar’s House of Delegates.

Mr. Brehm does not sue people. He does not handle divorce. He only represents people that have been charged with a crime or who are the target of criminal investigation. Let him help you get the best possible results so that you and your family can get on with your life. 

Criminal defense cases that Mr. Brehm has handled include:

Felonies (General Sessions)

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Assault and Battery with Intent to Kill (ABWIK)
  •  Assault and Battery High and Aggravated Nature (ABHAN)
  • Criminal Domestic Violence High and Aggravated Nature (CDVHAN)
  • Armed Robbery and Robbery
  • Arson
  • Burglary (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
  • Trafficking Drugs (all schedules)
  • Manufacturing Drugs (all schedules)
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Drugs (PWID)
  • Possession of Drugs (all schedules)
  • Rape (CSC)
  • Breach of Trust
  • Forgery
  • Grand Larceny
  • Receiving Stolen Goods
  • Habitual Offender (HTO)

    Misdemeanors (Summary Court)

    • Assault and Battery (A&B)
    • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
    • Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration (DUAC)
    • Driving Under Suspension (DUS)
    • Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV)
    • Simple Possession of Marijuana (SPM)
    • Petit Larceny
    • Fraudulent Check
    • Traffic Tickets


     Family Court

    • Juveniles charged with any of the above offenses

    Probation Revocations

    Bond Modifications

    Bond Hearings

    Preliminary Hearings

    "Stand Your Ground" Immunity Hearings (Castle Doctrine)