Blog Posts in 2016

Self Defense Lawyer in South Carolina

As a criminal defense law firm with offices in Lexington and Columbia, we've had many clients before whose cases involve self-defense. South Carolina has a strong legal tradition of recognizing ...
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James R. Snell Honored by National Advocacy for DUI Defense

Attorney James R. Snell of the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC has been identified by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), LLC, as one of the Top DUI Attorneys in South Carolina for ...
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If you blew a high BAC are you automatically guilty of DUI?

Some people think that their DUI case is hopeless, and that nothing anyone can do will make a difference. They think that if they feel like they are guilty, that they should just give up on themselves ...
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Don't Lose Your Bond Paperwork

If you've recently been through bond court no doubt you received a variety of paperwork. Some of it may have been explained by the judge, some of it maybe not. All of it however is important, and ...
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Kidnapping and South Carolina Sex Offense Registry

Many people who have been convicted of kidnapping have been surprised to hear that they are expected to register as a sex offender. This is because South Carolina's sex offender registration law ...
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What Should You Do if the Police Knock On Your Door?

Many arrests begin after the police knock on someone's door. We are frequently asked by defendants who are arrested for crimes such as DUI, drug possession, or domestic violence how they should ...
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What If I Confessed to a Crime While Under Duress?

When a person provides a confession while under duress, this means that the individual was forced or coerced into confessing to a crime. Centuries ago, torture was considered an acceptable way of ...
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What Qualifies as Tax Fraud Under Federal Law?

Individuals, commercial entities and organizations in the U.S. are required by federal law to report their income to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) so that they can be properly taxed. There ...
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How Many Points Can I Have on My Driving Record?

When drivers in South Carolina are found guilty of traffic offenses or commit traffic-related crimes, they end up with points on their driving records. These are negative points that are issued by the ...
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Facebook May Jeopardize Your Confidentiality

Have you ever wondered how Facebook comes up with its suggestions for people you may know? Facebook's method for suggesting people is a trade-secret. However it seems possible that if you install ...
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Presentation for Magistrate Judges

On April 15, 2016, Attorney James Snell spoke to a group of approximately eighty Magistrate Court judges on the topic of DUI law. The event was the Magistrates Advisory Council Intensive Training ...
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Attendance at Interacting with Law Enforcement Panel

Currently in the media, there is a lot of hype circulating regarding the current concerns with Officer Brutality and Traffic stops. Traffic stops are typically routine for Officers and the public, but ...
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Richland Electronic Monitoring Program Cancelled

On June 29 th Judge Clifton Newman issued an order cancelling the electronic monitoring program established by the Solicitor's office in Richland County. Under this program hundreds of defendants ...
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There is No Law Against Striking Fixtures

Many times when there is a traffic incident resulting in a sign, post, barrier, mailbox, or anything else struck, that the police want to charge the driver with "Striking Fixtures." This is ...
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