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What happens when you are arrested in South Carolina?

Arrested in Charleston, South Carolina? If you or a family member have been arrested in Charleston, SC it's probably for the first time.  Being subjected to the criminal justice system can be confusing and leave you fearful of what’s going to happen if you don't get help.  If you are facing this situation the best advice is to retain a Charleston criminal defense attorney that can help guide you through the process and advise you what's going to happen and what to do.  Typically, the arrest is the first step in a long process and knowledge can be power in helping...

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Domestic Violence Laws in Charleston, SC

Domestic Violence Laws in Charleston, SC As a Charleston criminal domestic violence lawyer, I deal with criminal domestic violence laws in both magistrate and general sessions courts.  Often people are surprised when they are arrested for domestic violence for what they perceive as a minor argument especially when there was no physical contact with the household member.  Make no mistake, domestic violence laws in Charleston, SC, even for magistrate/municipal level offenses are taken seriously by police and prosecutors alike.  That's why you need to to speak with an attorney that knows domestic violence laws in Charleston, SC. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence...

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What is a No Contact Order in SC

What is a No Contact Order in SC If you have been charged with domestic violence in South Carolina in most cases you will have been given a bond with certain conditions. This is most likely the first time you will have asked what is a no contact order in SC.   One of the most common conditions is that there be no contact from you with the alleged victim in the case either verbally or electronically.  Yes, this means that you will have to move out of the home where you were living and cannot return until the bond condition has...

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South Carolina Marijuana Laws

South Carolina Marijuana Laws With the Trump administration ramping up the war on drugs the focus on making drug arrests have increased across the country including South Carolina.  That means the typical police tactic of making pre-textual (see below) traffic stops will continue and most likely increase.  Understanding South Carolina marijuana laws is vital, and if you are arrested, seek the help of a Charleston criminal defense attorney. What is a pre-textual stop? A pre-textual traffic stop occurs when police believe you are driving with marijuana or some other type of drugs in your car but they do not have the evidence to...

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SC DUI Laws

SC DUI Laws A DUI arrest is one of the most well-known charges of all criminal offenses.  Whenever an actor, politician, police officer or any high profile person is arrested for DUI their face and arrest is typically all over the news.  However, what isn’t known by most unless you’re a lawyer or in law enforcement is the serious implications and collateral consequences associated with these convictions and the mine field that SC DUI Laws takes once you’ve been arrested. If you’re drivers license is suspended from a DUI in South Carolina then you certainly become aware of the immediate impact this...

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