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Category: Domestic Violence

August 2, 2023
South Carolina Domestic Violence Statistics

Domestic violence statistics are a growing and pervasive issue that affects people everywhere in all walks of life. About 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, sexual violence, and/or partner stalking with injury. It is reported that there are 10 million cases of domestic violence in the […]

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November 18, 2021
Can Women be Charged With CDV in South Carolina?

Criminal Domestic Violence, or CDV, is the "willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another", according to the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. In laymen's terms, when one person in a […]

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October 25, 2021
Do You Need a Lawyer for Domestic Violence Charges in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, there are three degrees of domestic violence. Each degree of domestic violence has its own elements and potential criminal penalties. The common factor at the base of each of these crimes is that the accused must have caused physical harm to the victim, or tried to cause physical harm to a member […]

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