Kulp Law Firm blog posts relating to Criminal Defense matters.
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.
Cocaine, Cocaine Base (Crack)
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]