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 [...]