Shoplifting may be a crime that Charleston residents dismiss as being only a juvenile issue. However, the state’s laws regarding this offense cover several different scenarios, many of which adults may participate in. If you have been charged with shoplifting,...
Month: March 2017
A drug conviction could put your financial aid at risk
Going to college is one of the most important milestones in a person's life. Unfortunately, a drug conviction could put that goal in jeopardy. This is especially true if you are relying on financial aid to help ease the burden of college expenses.Aside from facing...
What are ignition interlock devices?
If you find yourself charged with drunk driving in Florence, then you may have to come to grips with the idea that your driving privileges being suspended. First offenses usually net a license suspension of six months. Yet if this is a subsequent offense, or your...
Vandalism charges and defenses
Destroying another person's property is considered vandalism. This could include making unnecessary changes to a piece of property, graffiti, breaking windows and even hacking into someone's personal website and making changes. Although some people consider vandalism...
Work with experienced attorney to address search and seizure issues in drug cases
In criminal cases involving drug violations, there can be a number of potential effective defense strategies, depending on the facts of the case. One important area for defendants to keep in mind is the constitutional protections provided by the Fourth Amendment,...
What are my rights if I’m pulled over by police?
If you are stopped by law enforcement in South Carolina, the officer may ask to do a search of your vehicle. It’s extremely important for you to know your rights in this case, as officers are beholden to a very specific set of rules when it comes to search and...
DUIs and the Holidays: By the Numbers
Holidays and drinking seem to go hand-in-hand. The most popular portrayal of the holidays includes at least one drunk scene with a depressed uncle or lonely single person. Unfortunately, this is one the rare situations in which Hollywood gets reality right. The...
What’s the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
Not all crimes are created equal. The criminal justice system divided them into convenient categories, usually based on how severe the penalties are. In a broad sense, there are three types: infractions, misdemeanors and felonies. Here are the key...
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