Kulp Law Firm blog posts relating to Criminal Defense matters.

4 12, 2015

How Bond Hearings Work in South Carolina

By |December 4th, 2015|Criminal Defense, DUI|Comments Off on 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 […]

7 08, 2015

SC Drug Charges: Possession, Distribution, Trafficking, Manufacturing

By |August 7th, 2015|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on 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. […]

5 08, 2015

Assault & Battery Charges SC: Fines, Penalties, Degrees

By |August 5th, 2015|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on 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 […]

14 07, 2015

SC Domestic Violence: New Laws, Offenses & Consequences

By |July 14th, 2015|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on 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 […]

7 03, 2015

Inmate Jail Search: Dorchester, Charleston, Berkeley County

By |March 7th, 2015|Criminal Defense, DUI, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Inmate Jail Search: Dorchester, Charleston, Berkeley County

Trying to find out information about a pending case? If your loved one has been arrested, chances are you have a lot of questions you need answered fast.

Although there’s a wealth of online resources that can give you the information you need about arrests and pending cases in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester County, it’s […]

5 02, 2014

SC Department of Transportation Secretary DUI Arrest Video

By |February 5th, 2014|Criminal Defense, DUI|Comments Off on SC Department of Transportation Secretary DUI Arrest Video

Do DUI Roadside Videos Accurately Depict What is Reported?
Here is the long roadside DUI arrest video filmed when the secretary was stopped. When arrested for DUI, a roadside video MUST be made by the officer.

DUI Case Video Issues

What are the road conditions here?
Was that the best area to give the field sobriety tests?
Where was […]

6 12, 2013

Tim Kulp-the American College of Board Certified Attorneys

By |December 6th, 2013|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Tim Kulp-the American College of Board Certified Attorneys

I was recently invited to join the American College of Board Certified Attorneys.

American College of Board Certified Attorneys (ACBCA) is a professional organization for attorneys who have been board certified by a recognized accrediting organization. The ACBCA supports activities to identify and recognize those attorneys who have met or exceeded rigorous certification standards relating to […]

28 11, 2013

Police Pulling Your Cell Phone Data?

By |November 28th, 2013|Criminal Defense, News|Comments Off on Police Pulling Your Cell Phone Data?

The Police and Your Cell Phone
Occasionally, I see something in the news that compels me, as a citizen of this great state and as a Charleston criminal defense lawyer, to blog about-immediately.

I just read an article you should read.

There is a contingent of opinion these days that no one has any privacy anymore. While […]

20 05, 2013

A SC DUI Lawyer on the new DUI .05 Breath Level Proposal

By |May 20th, 2013|Blood Alcohol Testing, Breath Alcohol Testing, Criminal Defense, DUI|Comments Off on A SC DUI Lawyer on the new DUI .05 Breath Level Proposal

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From .08 to .05 – should the DUI inference level be lowered?
Currently under South Carolina DUI law, a breath device reading of .08 of one percent creates an “inference” that a driver’s mental faculties to drive are impaired from the ingestion of alcohol. This inference level has changed over the years. When I was […]

24 02, 2013

Bogus DUI Arrests- Could It Happen In South Carolina?

By |February 24th, 2013|Criminal Defense, DUI|Comments Off on Bogus DUI Arrests- Could It Happen In South Carolina?

Could A False DUI Arrest Happen in South Carolina?
Few things irk me more that what was reported  on February 22, 2013 by the AP to have occurred in Utah. As a criminal defense and DUI lawyer in Charleston, SC. I must say that I have not seen the likes of this here. Hopefully, DUI […]