Kulp Law Firm blog posts relating to Criminal Defense matters.

Pro Se: Should You Represent Yourself at Trial in SC?

May 21st, 2020|Business Law, Criminal Defense, Criminal Offenses, Drug Offenses, DUI, Federal Crimes, Firearms Law, General Litigation|

There is a good chance that you will have to deal with legal matters at some point in your life. Yet, if you are like most people, you do not have a lawyer on standby, and you will have this decision to make: hire an attorney or represent yourself. There are many benefits to hiring [...]

When Can Police Search Your Vehicle in SC?

May 21st, 2020|Criminal Defense, Criminal Offenses, Drug Offenses, DUI, Ethics, Federal Crimes, Firearms Law|

First off, our Fourth Amendment and court interpretation of that right, has established that a search not based on a warrant issued by a court, is presumed to be unconstitutional. However, the courts have recognized “exceptions” to this requirement for a warrant. A warrantless search that factually falls under a recognized exception is not presumed [...]

What’s Considered Paraphernalia in South Carolina?

May 21st, 2020|Criminal Defense, Criminal Offenses, Drug Offenses|

Contrary to what many people think, getting caught with drug paraphernalia will not land you in jail in most situations. Yes, it is against the law to have cocaine spoons, bongs, chamber pipes, and other similar items.  However, getting caught with these items alone will hit you in the wallet but not necessarily land you [...]

How Bond Hearings Work in South Carolina

December 4th, 2015|Criminal Defense, DUI|

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 [...]

SC Drug Charges: Possession, Distribution, Trafficking, Manufacturing

August 7th, 2015|Criminal Defense|

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 [...]

Assault & Battery Charges SC: Fines, Penalties, Degrees

August 5th, 2015|Criminal Defense|

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 [...]

SC Domestic Violence: New Laws, Offenses & Consequences

July 14th, 2015|Criminal Defense|

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 [...]

Tim Kulp-the American College of Board Certified Attorneys

December 6th, 2013|Criminal Defense|

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 [...]

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