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When Do Police Officers Need A Warrant?

When Do Police Officers Need A Warrant?

The fourth amendment of the United States Constitution grants citizens protection from unreasonable government intrusion into their lives. Each state also has its own statutes that provide similar if not identical protection as the fourth amendment. Perhaps a police...

Understanding South Carolina’s Dog Bite Law

Understanding South Carolina’s Dog Bite Law

South Carolina dedicates Section 47-3-110 specifically to dog owner liability and the rights of people injured by a dog bite. The state maintains strict liability for dog bites, which means that the owner is responsible for damages even if the dog had never bitten in...

Think Again, Is it Worth It?

Think Again, Is it Worth It?

The minimum age to purchase or consume alcohol in South Carolina is 21, and the state takes a tough stance against any underage person accused of an alcohol-related violation. When you’re this young with your whole life ahead of you, it’s important to consider what an...

Should You Plead No Contest to Criminal Charges?

Should You Plead No Contest to Criminal Charges?

When a prosecutor in South Carolina charges you with a crime, you have a few options for how to plea beyond guilty or not guilty. You may wish to plea no contest or use the Alford plea defense when you feel the prosecution doesn’t have enough proof and you don’t want...

Character References Can Really Help

Character References Can Really Help

If you find yourself facing criminal charges, you will certainly want to do everything you can to reduce or eliminate them. The answer could be as simple as asking someone to write a character reference for you that you or your attorney will read in court. Lawyers and...

Mediation Can Shorten Your Divorce Process

Mediation Can Shorten Your Divorce Process

You and your spouse have recently decided to pursue a divorce in South Carolina. Whether this comes as a shock, relief, or something in between, you still have a lot of work ahead of you. Some of the decisions you need to make now include who will remain in the family...

Marijuana in SC – What Is and Isn’t Legal

Marijuana in SC – What Is and Isn’t Legal

Recreational marijuana was illegal in all 50 states and United States territories from the time of the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act until 2012. That was the year that Colorado and Washington made national headlines by being the first states in the country to legalize...

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