Blog Posts in September, 2011

Can you receive PTI for a DUI?

Pre-trial Intervention, or PTI, is a program sponsored by the prosecutor's office in each South Carolina judicial circuit. As a diversion program it is an alternative to prosecution in Court. ...
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Honesty is the best policy for your Federal pre-sentence interviews

If you plead guilty or are found guilty for any criminal offense prosecuted in the United States Federal Court the next step in your case will be to go through interviews conducted by the government ...
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How can I win my South Carolina DUI case?

If you are trying to win your South Carolina DUI the first thing you must do is to educate yourself about the law and court procedure for your case. South Carolina has a unique law on DUI compared to ...
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Can you appeal from a guilty plea?

Sometimes after a defendant pleads guilty, either with or without a plea bargain, they have "buyer's remorse" and want to change their mind. Often times this is because they are ...
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What is a plea bargain?

A plea bargain is an agreement between the government and the defendant concerning the terms and conditions of a guilty plea. When a defendant accepts a plea bargain they are giving up their right to ...
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Kidnapping and the South Carolina Sex Offender Registry

In South Carolina there are generally two ways to be placed on the sex offender registry. One is to be convicted of an offense that requires registration. Examples would include lewd act on a minor or ...
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How your social media account can be used against you

I am finding more and more of my clients running into issues related to their use or access of various social media accounts (such as Facebook or Myspace). Previously I've posted on my domestic ...
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