White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbia, SC

Elizabeth is an experienced white collar criminal defense lawyer in Columbia, SC including healthcare fraud, tax fraud, and insurance fraud.Read More »

Federal Criminal Appellate Attorney in Columbia, SC

Elizabeth is a state and federal criminal appeals attorney in Columbia, SC with extensive experience representing clients charged with white collar crime, drug crimes, and violent felonies in state and federal courts.Learn More »

Federal Habeas Corpus Attorney - 2255 Motions in Columbia, SC

Elizabeth handles federal habeas corpus matters including 2255 motions based on ineffective assistance of counsel and collateral attacks on state and federal court convictions.Learn More »

Federal Habeas Review Attorney in Columbia, SC - State Court Convictions

Elizabeth handles federal habeas review of state court convictions, asking the federal court to reverse state court convictions when the state court’s decision misapplied federal law.Learn More »

State and Federal Criminal Appellate Attorney

Elizabeth Franklin-Best is the owner of Elizabeth Franklin-Best, P.C., a boutique law firm that focuses on appellate and federal criminal defense matters.

She is also the Chairperson for the Board of Directors for Justice 360, Vice-Chair of the Amicus Committee for the Fourth Circuit for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and is on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  Elizabeth is also Of Counsel for the Charleston law firm of Adams & Bischoff.

Elizabeth Franklin-Best is a state and federal appeals attorney in Columbia, SC who is licensed in:

  • South Carolina State Court;
  • New York State Court;
  • South Carolina District Court;
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals;
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals;
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals;
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and
  • The United States Supreme Court.

Elizabeth accepts white collar criminal defense cases and state and federal criminal appellate cases including habeas corpus actions in the jurisdictions listed.

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Chesterfield County Man Granted a New Trial

MEDIA CONTACT: LaDonna Beeker, paralegal/marketing director, ladonna@franklinbestlaw.com, 803-445-1333 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chesterfield County man granted a new trial December 4, 2019 (Columbia, S.C.) ­– The Supreme Court of South Carolina granted Oscar Fortune a new trial today after an appeal was filed regarding improper statements made to the jury by the assistant solicitor during trial ...

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Can I Get a Sentence Reduction Under the First Step Act?

What is the 2018 First Step Act? It’s the most recent effort to correct the long-standing 100-1 disparity between sentencing of defendants charged with powder cocaine and defendants charged with crack cocaine in the federal courts – a difference that was never based in reality and which has disproportionately affected non-white Americans for decades. The ...

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what is conspiracy in federal court

What is Conspiracy in Federal Court?

What is conspiracy in federal court? Many defendants charged with crimes in federal court also find themselves charged with conspiracy to commit federal crimes. For example: Conspiracy to commit drug trafficking; Conspiracy to commit tax fraud; Conspiracy to commit money laundering; or Conspiracy to harbor a fugitive. That last one was the subject of a ...

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how is the loss amount calculated in a fraud case in federal court

How is the Loss Amount Calculated in a Fraud Case in Federal Court?

How is the loss amount calculated in a fraud case? What does loss amount mean in a fraud case? The loss amount, which is calculated by the prosecutor, probation agent, and contained in a defendant’s presentence report, can increase a defendant’s sentencing range by years – even decades, in some cases. If the loss amount ...

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