Juries Can’t Guess Guilt in SC Criminal Cases

The South Carolina Supreme Court just decided a very interesting case. The full opinion may be read here.
In The State v. Charles Allen Cain, filed January 5, 2016, the Court reversed the conviction of Mr. Cain. A jury had convicted him of the offense of trafficking in methamphetamine which requires proof of possession of […]

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Top 10 Weird Ways to Get a DUI in the U.S.

Most Driving Under the Influence (DUI) stories start pretty much the same way, usually with something along the lines of, “I guess I was a little drunker than I thought when I hopped in my car…”

Not everyone’s DUI story is quite so ordinary.

For example, did you know that in some states you can get […]

By |November 13th, 2016|Criminal Offenses, DUI|Comments Off on Top 10 Weird Ways to Get a DUI in the U.S.

15 Questions About DUI & DWI Charges in SC

You are simply leaving the restaurant. Then, flashing bright, blue lights appear in your rearview mirror. You pull over. The handcuffs come out. You go to jail. Then, the breath test machine is in front of you, and you are asked to blow.

You thought it could never happen to you, but it did. You’ve […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Criminal Offenses, DUI|Comments Off on 15 Questions About DUI & DWI Charges in SC

SC DUI Court Hearings: Administrative Hearings and the TARL

You’ve been charged with DUI in SC.

Your SC driver’s license has been suspended.

Now you’re wondering how you’ll get to and from work, visit family and friends or do anything else that requires the use of a motor vehicle.
Fortunately, you may request an administrative hearing challenging the suspension.
If you were under arrest for DUI and […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Criminal Offenses, DUI|Comments Off on SC DUI Court Hearings: Administrative Hearings and the TARL

41 Offenses That Are Considered “VIOLENT CRIMES” in SC

When someone mentions “violent crime,” graphic images may appear in your mind of one person beating another with a tire iron in a dark alley, leaving that person bloodied and unconscious. That certainly is a fitting example, but it isn’t the only type of violent crime.

As a rule of thumb, a violent crime results […]

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18 Questions About SC Drug Charges You’re Asking Yourself Right Now

If you’re charged with a drug crime, you undoubtedly have many questions. Others who have been in your shoes had the same questions, so you’re not alone. South Carolina drug charges can be confusing, and you need to understand what you’re facing so you can make the best choices possible regarding your case. Here […]

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How Bond Hearings Work in South Carolina

What happens after the arrest…
You’ve received a phone call that your loved one is in jail.

Or maybe you, yourself, are sitting in a holding cell.

You want to do everything to get out as quickly as possible. You’ve seen people on TV, including actors, professional athletes and politicians walk out of jail before their trials.

So […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Criminal Defense, DUI|Comments Off on How Bond Hearings Work in South Carolina

SC Drug Charges: Possession, Distribution, Trafficking, Manufacturing

Marijuana
Cocaine, Cocaine Base (Crack)
Heroin
Methamphetamine
Ecstasy
LSD
Ephedrine
Schedule I-V Narcotic & Non-narcotic Drugs
Other Miscellaneous Offenses

Introduction to drug charges in South Carolina
SC law criminalizes controlled substances possession, sale and use. Important considerations in this area of criminal law relate to the type of drug, how the drug was possessed or handled as well as the weight of the substance. […]

By |August 7th, 2015|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on SC Drug Charges: Possession, Distribution, Trafficking, Manufacturing

Assault & Battery Charges SC: Fines, Penalties, Degrees

What is assault and battery?
Assault and battery refers to a wide range of crimes with a common factor–threatening, causing or attempting to cause bodily harm to another person.

A person can be charged with assault, battery or both.

An assault is an offer to do harm to another with the present means of accomplishing that […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Assault & Battery Charges SC: Fines, Penalties, Degrees

SC Domestic Violence: New Laws, Offenses & Consequences

CDV CHARGES IN SC
Criminal domestic violence (CDV) laws in South Carolina have recently changed. These changes, which impact alleged incidents that have occurred on June 4, 2015 or later, affect many different things including court procedures, punishments, jurisdictions and rules about restraining orders.

If you’ve been charged with CDV, you need a qualified attorney like […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on SC Domestic Violence: New Laws, Offenses & Consequences