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,...
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...
Loss of driving privileges in South Carolina
If you are licensed to drive in the state of South Carolina, you may likely know that the Department of Motor Vehicles has the right to rescind your driving privileges in some situations. There are several different violations or reasons that may lead this to happen....
York County teen faces misdemeanor charges in runaway case
The hope is that teens in Florence gain the experience needed to successfully deal with life's challenges without having to learn those lessons the hard way. Yet oftentimes, teens simply lack the comprehension and discernment needed to fully understand the...
Son of district official charged in school vandalism
While it is always difficult when a teenager faces misdemeanor criminal charges in South Carolina, it can complicate matters even further when the adolescent is the child of officials within the community. Fairly or unfairly, the community holds the child to a higher...
What court will hear my case for a misdemeanor?
Misdemeanor charges are less serious criminal charges in South Carolina. They typically carry smaller penalties than felony charges. However, the same court may hear both types of cases. It often depends on the specific charge as to what court will hear your...
Aid workers convicted on misdemeanor charges
Many South Carolinians have heard that no good deed goes unpunished. While it may be a tired aphorism, four aid workers in Arizona may find it apt after conviction on misdemeanor charges for allegedly entering a protected refuge without a permit to leave food and...
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