February 2017 Archives

Vandalism charges and defenses

Destroying another person's property without consent qualifies as vandalism. This could include making unnecessary changes, painting graffiti, breaking windows and even hacking into someone's personal website and making changes. Although some people consider vandalism like graffiti to be artistic, the law does not agree.

South Carolina high school student sees weapon charges reduced

With all the reports of violence in schools lately, the news of a student bringing a gun onto school property is enough to send everyone into a panic. It happened right near here in Williamsburg County in early February. In the early hours of the school day, reports came out that a student had shown up to school carrying a gun.

How an attorney can have traffic ticket misdemeanors expunged

Traffic tickets are considered serious misdemeanors across various States in the U.S. In South Carolina, law enforcement agencies have implemented stringent rules to safeguard the safe use of roads. Contrary to popular belief, the issuance of consecutive traffic tickets can negatively impact your movement across different destinations. Not only are you stripped off your driving privileges but also face hefty penalties through ludicrous insurance rates. Despite such measures, you can still fight traffic tickets charges and resume your normal driving experiences. Whether it’s a careless driving charge or traffic ticket for speeding, you must contact a reliable lawyer to have your records expunged.

Traffic misdemeanors in South Carolina could land you in jail

Many times, traffic tickets are taken lightly. However, they can adversely affect one's insurance rates and driving privileges. Traffic tickets are considered misdemeanors and include such things as driving without a license, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt. You may not realize it, but such petty misdemeanors are categorized as criminal violations. Therefore, traffic offenses also follow similar legal procedures.

How You Can Be Acquitted From A DUI Charge

A DUI is widely considered a misdemeanor in the U.S. It has become one of the most common charges filed against offenders. A DUI conviction essentially means you are liable for jail time and are stripped off driving privileges for a specified duration. In the worst case scenario, your reputation is shattered and could take much effort to restore it to its former glory. As a DUI offender, you are likely to experience various forms of intimidation from the Prosecution. For instance, they can threaten you with extended jail time just to see you squeal in your boots.

Minor in possession charges can affect your college career

In the state of South Carolina, getting caught as a minor in possession (MIP) of alcohol is a misdemeanor offense. As a result of that classification, some people fail to take this charge as seriously as they should. Being charged with and convicted of an MIP offense can alter the course of your life.

Types of misdemeanor charges

U.S. law divides criminal charges into several categories in order to make sure defendants are charged according to the crime they have committed. A misdemeanor is the least serious of these charges, the other two being a felony and an infraction. Misdemeanors are further divided into three categories; petty misdemeanor, ordinary misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor. Gross misdemeanors are the most serious type and might result in the defendant having to spend time in jail. On the other hand, petty misdemeanors are minor crimes and usually result in minor punishment.

Traffic misdemeanors in South Carolina could land you in jail

Many times, traffic tickets are taken lightly. However, they can adversely affect one's insurance rates and driving privileges. Traffic tickets are considered misdemeanors and include such things as driving without a license, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt. You may not realize it, but such petty misdemeanors are categorized as criminal violations. Therefore, traffic offenses also follow similar legal procedures.