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Category: Criminal Defense

February 19, 2024
What to Expect From a Plea Bargain

Plea bargain agreements are an important component of the criminal justice process. A plea agreement is a formal mechanism for prosecutors and defendants to resolve a case without having to go through the full criminal trial process. These agreements allow for some level of leniency from the prosecution, as well as allowing the defendant to […]

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February 14, 2024
Fleeing and Eluding Charges in SC

In South Carolina, fleeing and eluding is a serious criminal offense It is against the law for a driver not to stop when signaled by an officer. It is also illegal for a driver to try and escape from an officer in uniform after an audible signal. If charged, drivers can be fined, imprisoned, or […]

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January 10, 2024
What is the Difference Between Homicide and Murder?

Homicide and murder are both crimes that involve the death of another person, but they have different meanings and legal implications. Homicide describes any killing, including manslaughter and justifiable killings such as those done in self-defense or those done by law enforcement officers. Murder is a more specific term for the intentional illegal killing of […]

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December 11, 2023
What are Violent Crimes in South Carolina?

Violent crimes cause physical harm or threaten physical harm to others. In South Carolina, these crimes are felony offenses that involve an offender using or threatening physical force against another person. Examples of violent crimes in the state include assault with intent and battery of a high and aggravated nature, sexual exploitation, death with malice, […]

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November 10, 2023
Gun Charges in Columbia, South Carolina

Gun charges in Columbia, South Carolina carry strict consequences. There are gun laws to protect its citizens from the crime of violence. In South Carolina, it's illegal for anyone under 21 to have a firearm, except for hunting with parental permission. Carrying a handgun openly or concealed without a permit is also illegal. Buying a […]

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September 1, 2023
Getting Caught With an Unregistered Firearm

Getting caught with an unregistered firearm can result in severe consequences. Depending on the state, the person in possession may face criminal charges, fines, and jail time. Even without harm, having an illegal firearm can lead to penalties such as fines, license suspension, and prison. Additionally, penalties may require paying fines and court costs. The […]

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August 25, 2023
Penalties for Murder in South Carolina

The penalties for murder in South Carolina are very serious due to the serious nature of the crime. In Greenville, South Carolina, when someone is convicted of murder they face life in prison or even the death penalty. The death penalty can only be imposed if certain criteria are met, such as if the victim […]

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July 18, 2023
Assault With a Deadly Weapon in South Carolina

The offense of assault with a deadly weapon is defined as intentionally using a deadly weapon or an object that can cause death or great bodily injury without consent. This crime is typically a felony and has severe penalties. The punishment depends on the circumstances and severity of the weapon used. Generally, a conviction can […]

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July 4, 2023
Types of South Carolina Firearm Charges

In South Carolina, there is a wide range of felony charges related to the use, sale, and possession of guns. Depending on the specific circumstances of each case, illegal firearms charges can range from minor misdemeanor charges to felony offenses that could result in severe penalties and prison time. This article will give you an […]

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June 26, 2023
What to Do if You've Been a Victim of Racial Profiling by Police in South Carolina

If racially profiled as a black driver by police in South Carolina, remain calm and avoid confrontation. You have the constitutional right to remain silent and not answer questions. Assert your right politely but firmly. Only give information if detained or arrested. Remember the patrol car and badge numbers of the officers involved. This can […]

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