Blog Posts in February, 2011

Placed under an investigation for embezzlement in South Carolina?

Embezzlement is a serious offense in South Carolina. The crime is differentiated from standard theft or larceny in that the defendant is required to have been entrusted by the organization or true ...
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What is a DUI Attorney and what do they do for their clients?

The first question to be answered is what is a DUI Attorney ? DUI is a serious criminal charge that can have drastic effects on defendants and their families. In representing a client charged with DUI ...
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What is the law on running a stop sign in South Carolina?

Running a stop sign in South Carolina is a serious traffic offense. The violation carries 4 license points in addition to a fine. If you are convicted of a stop sign violation the officer or judge ...
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South Carolina Handicapped Parking Tickets

Recently for the first time I provided a consultation regarding a violation of S.C. Code § 56-3-1970 (" Free Parking for Handicapped Persons "). I thought this would be a good post for ...
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Arrested for marijuana in your car?

A common way to be charged with simple possession of marijuana in South Carolina is by being pulled over with marijuana in your car. Often times officers will just ask if there are drugs in the car or ...
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Can I plead no contest for DUI?

Often times those without any prior experience with the South Carolina Court System will be confused as to their options after being charged with a crime. This is frequently true for those who have ...
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How soon will my license be suspended after a marijuana conviction?

If you are convicted of simple possession of marijuana your driver's license will be suspended for six months. This applies for anyone convicted, regardless of whether or not they were ever taken to ...
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How much does ADSAP Cost?

If you are convicted of a South Carolina DUI one of the requirements to having your license eventually restored is to enroll and complete the ADSAP program. ADSAP stands for Alcohol and Drug Safety ...
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Driver arrested after speeding at 140 MPH

A man was arrested in Portland, Oregon, after videotaping the speedomoter of his car while driving more than 140 miles per hour. The man intended on posting the video on YouTube. Instead he ended up ...
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Searching for a Lexington County Jail Inmate

If you are attempting to search for a Lexington County jail inmate the Lexington County Sheriff's Department operates a free public jail records search. The search will allow your research any ...
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Top Five Tips if Stopped for Suspicion of DUI

If you are pulled over or have to go through any police roadblock there are things you can do to minimize the chances of you being arrested for a South Carolina DUI or DUAC, or ensuring that you have ...
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What makes a murder carry the death panalty?

The criminal penalty for murder in South Carolina ranges from a minimum of thirty years up through the death penalty. The difference between a murder that only carries the potential for prison time ...
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Resolving a South Carolina Bench Warrant

If you fail to appear for your Court date a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest. A bench warrant is a type of Court order commanding law enforcement to track you down, arrest you and put you ...
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How long does a DUI conviction record last?

Anyone convicted of DUI in South Carolina either by pleading guilty or after a trial will have this recorded on their criminal record. This record will be available for review by current and future ...
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Providing False Information to Law Enforcement

In keeping with my previous posting concerning witnesses changing their story I wanted to provide some more information on the misdemeanor crime of providing false information to law enforcement. ...
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CDV Witnesses Changing Their Stories

Yesterday I posted an article on my CDV Defense Blog concerning what would happen if an alleged victim to a domestic assault contacted the police or Court and said that they were changing their story. ...
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FBI link baiting for Child Pornography Cases

I have been researching a disturbing tactic being used by Federal law enforcement agencies in an effort to make child pornography arrests. One of the latest tactics involves posting links in online ...
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Right to Appeal Magistrate Court Conviction

Many people don't realize that they have a right to appeal a conviction from a Magistrate or Municipal Court. Many offenses tried in what is called "Summary Court" create a potential lifelong criminal ...
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South Carolina Marijuana Charges

Often times people people arrested for a South Carolina Marijuana Charge will not always take their cases seriously. There is a lot in the media about legalized medical marijuana, and states where ...
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