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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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HOW MUCH DOES A DUI LAWYER COST?

The True Cost of a DUI in South Carolina
by Timothy Kulp

I’m often asked, “How much does it cost for a DUI case?” Most of our DUI clients have never been charged with anything more than a speeding ticket and have had no prior experience with lawyers. It’s understandable that those who find themselves arrested […]

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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 […]

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South Carolina DUI Defense-What A DUI Attorney Needs to Know About Breath Sampling

The DUI Breath Sampling Process. How The Machine “Looks” at the What A Person is Blowing  Into the Breath Machine

Under the protocol for the administration of a breath test in South Carolina, after a twenty minute “observation period” to allow any residual mouth alcohol to evaporate through normal respiration, a 120 second period is […]

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Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer for A DUI

Three Important Considerations.

 It shouldn’t be a coin toss…

1.    Criminal and DUI Courtroom Experience
The legal market is flooded nowadays. The job market is tough for young, new lawyers. Some are forced to take on cases they don’t have much experience in. I can’t say that I blame them, and, the rules of professional responsibility […]

By |February 6th, 2014|DUI|Comments Off on Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer for A DUI