Labor Day weekend tends to be a busy time of the year for authorities enforcing drunk driving laws in South Carolina. People mark the end of summer with travel and social gatherings at which they may consume alcohol. Hands Across the Border events have taken...
Florence Criminal Defense Law Blog
Many factors affect how your body handles alcohol
The way that alcohol impacts the body and mind make it unsafe for drivers to operate vehicles when they are under the influence. Because not everybody reacts exactly the same to alcohol, anyone who is going to drink must understand what factors affect how the body...
More jobs for people with criminal records
People in South Carolina who have been arrested for and charged with criminal offenses might understandably be concerned about how this experience may impact their future. In addition to the possibility of having to spend time in jail, a criminal conviction on their...
What are the implications of crime classifications?
Classification of criminal charges in South Carolina relates to how serious the alleged crime is. Misdemeanor charges are less serious than felonies but more serious than infractions. When you face misdemeanor charges, it affects the way that the court will handle...
Gun carry laws in South Carolina
Regardless of your positions on gun control, there may be many reasons that you want to learn about the laws in South Carolina regarding the right to carry a gun. This is especially important if you wish to own a gun so that you do not inadvertently break one of these...
Defining shoplifting in South Carolina
Most in Florence might find it difficult to contain a smirk when asked about their thoughts regarding shoplifting. This is no doubt due to many assuming that shoplifting is limited to offenses similar to the proverbial “swiping of a candy bar.” If asked,...
Why should college students avoid using “study drugs”?
College students have a lot of demands with respect to their schooling. Most have classes, social engagements, extracurricular activities and a job to think about. This might not leave much time for studying for their courses. Finding the energy to study is another...
When is a DUI a felony?
Typically, an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance in Florence will net you a misdemeanor charge. Misdemeanors may be viewed by some as a proverbial "slap on the wrist," yet do not be fooled: a DUI charge is a very serious...
Cartel leader sentenced based on legal mandates
Anyone in South Carolina who has been following the efforts of those trying to reform the criminal justice system will know that mandatory sentencing is one thing that often comes under scrutiny and attack. More and more, advocates are asserting that mandatory...
Conditional discharge program for disorderly conduct
Most people in South Carolina can think of at least one time in their life when they would like to have the ability to go back and change what they said or did. This, in some respects, is part and parcel of being human. It is common that these situations do not end up...
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