Blog Posts in July, 2011

What happens in Bond Court in Lexington, South Carolina?

When someone is arrested and taken to jail in Lexington County they are taken to the Detention Center. This is located in the same property as the Sheriff's Department at 521 Gibson Road, Lexington, ...
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Special concerns for minors investigated for sexual offenses.

Minors can be investigated, arrested and convicted for sexually oriented offenses just like an adult can. Depending on the age of the child and the specific allegation the charges can be adult charges ...
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Reducing Bond in South Carolina

If you have a loved one charged with a serious offense in South Carolina the Bond Court may set an unreasonably high bond. In Bond Court the judge typically only has a few minutes per case and will ...
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Norwegian Mass Murderer Faces 21 Year Sentencing Cap

According to international news reports Anders Behring Breivik, the 32 year old suspect in the Norway mass murder killings, is only facing a maximum of 21 years. This is even though he is charged with ...
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Who is Eligable for Federal Pretrial Diversion (PTD)?

There is a potential option to a guilty plea or trial for those charged with a Federal Offense in South Carolina. The United State Probation Service operates a pretrial diversion program that may be ...
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Can you drive after a DUI arrest?

A common question I am asked is if someone is allowed after being arrested for DUI. In South Carolina there is no automatic suspension of your driver's license just for being arrested for DUI. In fact ...
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How to Appeal a DUI Case

If you have been convicted of DUI in South Carolina you are no doubt concerned about the serious penalties. From the fine, SR-22 insurance, license suspension and criminal record; getting convicted is ...
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Too Fast for Conditions - South Carolina's "Catch All" Traffic Ticket

Highway Patrol and other police officers in South Carolina routinely charge people with driving too fast for conditions after an accident. This charge is frequently overused by law enforcement and ...
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How much marijuana is required for criminal possession?

In South Carolina all marijuana possession charges are criminal in nature. The most common offense is called Simple Possession of Marijuana and may be listed as SMPJ on your ticket or arrest warrant. ...
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Store Security Misconduct can Lead to Being Wrongfully Arrested for Shoplifting

Imagine a trip to your local grocery store that starts like any other, except this time it goes horribly wrong and you end up wrongfully arrested for shoplifting. On an accident you forget that there ...
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Advice to Avoid Being Stopped By the Police

Many serious arrests are made after a police traffic stop. This includes service of arrest warrants, drug possession and weapons violation. Even without these concerns getting pulled over is a ...
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What to do if you are Involved in a Fatal Car Accident

As a criminal defense lawyer I am always concerned when I have a client who is involved in a car accident resulting in a fatality. These accidents are routinely aggressively investigated by law ...
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What Happens at a DUI Administrative Hearing?

In yesterday's blog posting I discussed the availability of the procedure to request an administrative hearing to challenge a DUI license suspension. This procedure applies to have a South ...
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Getting Your License Back After a DUI Arrest

If you are arrested for DUI in South Carolina the police may suspend your driver's license immediately for violation of what is called our implied consent. This is violated if you either cooperate ...
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Expect Extra Police Action this 4th of July Weekend

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is one time of year that you can be guaranteed that South Carolina law enforcement will be out in full force. Arrests for a variety of offense will be routine - ...
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