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Category: Criminal Defense

March 2, 2023
What Are Your Rights When Pulled Over?

When you are pulled over by a police officer, it is important to understand your constitutional rights and what to do in order to protect yourself. Although the exact laws vary from state to state, there are some general rights that apply across the board when you are stopped by a law enforcement officer. This […]

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February 10, 2023
Federal vs State Charges

If you or someone you know is facing a criminal charge, it is important to recognize the distinction between federal vs state charges. Certain offenses are managed by local law enforcement, whereas others may be monitored by federal agencies.  Keep reading to learn the differences between state and federal crimes in order for you to […]

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February 2, 2023
What to Expect in Criminal Court

If you or someone close to you has been arrested, you likely have many questions, such as: What are the steps involved in a criminal trial? What is the duration of a criminal investigation? Do I have the right to receive a fair and speedy trial? What are the trial proceedings in South Carolina? Understanding […]

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January 25, 2023
What are the Penalties For Having a Fake ID?

Many young people view having a fake ID as a tradition, but law enforcement takes fake identification laws seriously. Utilizing a fake ID for activities such as consuming alcohol while underage, purchasing tobacco, driving underage, eluding immigration authorities, or stealing another person's identity can be viewed as fraud and is seen as a grave violation. […]

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January 9, 2023
Understanding The Consequences of Violating Probation

Probation is an alternative to serving a jail sentence for certain crimes. It is essentially a period of being under the supervision of a probation officer, during which time you are required to fulfill certain probation conditions. For example, a probation period may include completing community service or attending counseling sessions. For questions about probation, […]

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January 2, 2023
What to Do if Your Teenager was Charged with a Crime in South Carolina

If your teen is facing criminal charges in the state of South Carolina, you are likely feeling worried about the future and overwhelmed by the juvenile justice system. Understanding the legal process for juveniles can help reduce stress for you and your family. Here we answer common questions about juvenile arrests in South Carolina. Can […]

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December 26, 2022
What Should You Do After You've Been Arrested? 

If you have been arrested, you need to make sure you understand the criminal charges brought against you. Do not try to argue with police officers during the arrest process because it can bring further charges against you like resisting arrest. Ensure you are compliant and honest and then focus on what should you do […]

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December 19, 2022
Private Attorney vs Public Defender: Which is the Best Choice?

Are you considering hiring a lawyer to represent you in court? If so, then the first decision you'll have to make is whether to go with a private attorney vs public defender. While public defenders are often seen as the more cost-effective option, there are pros and cons to both choices. According to a recent […]

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December 9, 2022
What if the Police Mishandle my Investigation?

It's a frightening thought when the people we trust to protect us, uphold justice and serve our communities mishandle an investigation. Unfortunately, it happens more often than we'd like to think. The consequences of police mishandling an investigation can be severe and long-lasting. Innocent persons may be falsely accused and convicted, leading to ruined lives […]

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December 6, 2022
What to Do if There is a Warrant For Your Arrest

If you're worried about having a bench warrant out for your arrest, you've probably already done some research into finding out whether or not there is one out for you. A warrant for your arrest is a legal document that authorizes police officers to detain you until you appear before a judge. It may be […]

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