Private Criminal Defense vs. Public Defenders

It goes without saying that when you’re arrested and charged with a crime, the last thing you want to do is take chances with what could possibly be your life. If you’re charged with a serious felony, you could be facing jail time and that will change the course of your life and the lives of the people you care about. That’s why the best way to minimize the impact, of what could possibly be a life-altering Read More

Recording the Police in South Carolina

Before the technology boom, all criminal cases usually came down to the defendant’s word versus the police officers- and it most cases, the court usually sided with the police officer. Law enforcement officials, once held to high moral standards, are now losing their credibility thanks to the power of technology and bystanders who record footage with their phones in South Carolina. These interactions are usually Read More

DUI: Misdemeanor or Felony?

Depending on how intoxicated you were or whether your intoxication led to the death or injuries of others, a DUI charge can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanors are far less serious, but felonies can possibly lead to expensive fines, license suspension, and jail time. Although in some cases charges might be able to be reduced, the chances of this without legal help are low. This is why DUI lawyers exist, to Read More

South Carolina Criminal Defense Trials

Criminal cases are the result of being charged with a felony by the U.S. government after committing a crime like robbing a bank or breaking into a store with a firearm. The defendant, the person charged with a felony, is expected to participate in the trial process and has the right to hire a criminal defense lawyer or be appointed one. A defendant is innocent until the government resolves their burden of proof Read More

Why Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney in South Carolina

Being charged with committing a felony means that a serious crime has been committed and that means jail time that can range from one year to a lifetime. In the U.S., people are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. A defendant is the individual accused of the crime and has the right to hire a defense lawyer or have one assigned to them if they cannot afford one. A few examples of what constitutes a Read More

Trial Process Following a DUI

The consequences of being caught driving under the influence (DUI) are high, especially in cases where a DUI leads to a wreck that severely injures or takes the life of other individuals. The fines and legal fees add up fast, reaching upwards of $10,000, and these fees do not include license suspension and possible jail time. If you're charged with drinking and driving, your reputation is also on the line, and the Read More

What Happens After a DUI Arrest

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) is not a fun process and can result in losing your license or serving time in jail. According to South Carolina and federal law, it's illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at 0.08% or higher if you're of the legal drinking age. If you are under 21, any amount of alcohol found in your system will result in a DUI charge. While hiring a lawyer like Read More

Why Hire a DUI Attorney in South Carolina?

Driving under the influence (DUI) with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher place you and other drivers on the roads of South Carolina at great risk. In 2016, 10,479 people were killed in just one year from DUI crashes, and this epidemic continues to affect people across our state, completely destroying the lives of victims and their families. While it can be tempting to drink and drive, the consequences Read More

An Overview of South Carolina’s Domestic Violence Laws

In 2015, South Carolina law changed the way it handles domestic violence cases. More levels of domestic violence were added. Instead of two categories, misdemeanor or high and aggravated nature, there are now four degrees of severity. Let’s look a little closer at domestic violence laws. What’s the Difference Between Domestic Violence and Assault and Battery? To be considered domestic violence, an assault must Read More

A Brief Guide to South Carolina Post-Conviction Relief

Do you feel that your rights were violated during the course of your recent criminal trial? If so, you may be eligible for post-conviction relief, or PCR, which can lead to a new trial to fight your conviction. While it can be a long and difficult process, our South Carolina legal team wants to make it easier by giving you the information you need to proceed. How the SC PCR Process Works Post-conviction relief Read More