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False Accusation of Sexual Assault: What Do I Do?

If you or a loved one has been charged with a sexual assault crime in South Carolina that you did not commit, it can be a frightening and stressful experience. While we assume the legal system ...
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3 Things You Didn't Know About White Collar Crimes

Whether they appear in movies, television shows, and popular culture, white-collar crime has been glamorized in a variety of mediums. However, these offenses are punished harshly both at the state and ...
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FAQs About Criminal Cases in South Carolina

Are you facing criminal charges for the first time in Columbia or anywhere else in South Carolina? If "yes," you probably have a lot of questions about how the state handles criminal cases ...
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How Are Federal Crimes Different?

If you aren't 100% sure of the difference between state and federal crimes, join the club! A lot of people don't know the difference, but we assure you, they are not the same. Essentially, the ...
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Identity Theft Charges in Columbia, SC

According to the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, "Identity theft is the nation's fastest growing crime." Effective December 31, 2008, South Carolina identity theft victims ...
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How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Attorney for Your Case

If you've been accused of a criminal offense, no matter how minor or severe it is in nature, you'll want legal help on your side. Who you choose to represent you at this time is critical, as ...
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About Bench Warrants

If you're a fan of crime shows on television, you've probably heard an actor say something to the effect of, "There's a warrant for his arrest." If you suspect that there's a ...
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Can I Get Fired for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim?

Before workers' compensation laws were enacted, it was very difficult for injured workers to receive compensation after a workplace injury. Often, the injured worker would have to file a lawsuit ...
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What is Proper Courtroom Etiquette?

If you are facing criminal charges in South Carolina, or anywhere else in the United States, you will be expected to show up in court. Like most places, when you go to court there is a proper way to ...
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Will I Be Tried if I'm Arrested for a Crime?

After a person is arrested for a crime, there is a very small window of opportunity in which a trial could be avoided. Not every case has to end in a jury trial, but if you have been arrested, then ...
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State vs. Federal Crimes, How are They Different?

A lot of people are confused about state vs. federal crimes, so we are going to explain the difference between the two. State laws are created by state legislators, whereas federal laws are ...
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Burglary is More Than Just a Theft Crime

Burglary is probably one of the most misunderstood legal statutes on the books. Most people assume it is only a theft crime – and, indeed, many government criminal records file it as such ...
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Columbia's Pretrial Intervention Program

Were you recently arrested for your first criminal offense in Columbia, South Carolina? If so, you will be interested in learning about the Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI) and what it can do for ...
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Should You Hire Your Own Criminal Defense Attorney?

When was the last time you happily depended or settled on a publically provided service? Has there ever been a moment where you wish you were on the bus rather than in your own automobile? Purchasing ...
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Advantages of a Plea Bargain

If you are the target of a pre-file investigation (no formal charges have been filed yet), or if you have already been arrested for a crime, you may have imagined that you would have a trial by jury, ...
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Misdemeanor vs. Felony: Know the Differences

When you are not being investigated for or facing criminal charges, the differences between a misdemeanor and a felony are probably pretty low on your priority list. But once you are up against the ...
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Pretrial Intervention: Can I Avoid Charges?

Everyone is capable of making mistakes both big and small, and the South Carolina criminal justice system, thankfully, has come to realize this truth. The pretrial intervention program – often ...
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Duo Robs Jewelry Stores in the South

COLUMBIA, SC – The FBI, along with local and state law enforcement agencies is trying to identify two individuals who are "armed and dangerous." The FBI believes the duo has been ...
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South Carolina's Domestic Violence Laws

Have you been accused of domestic violence ? Or were you arrested for domestic violence after the police were called to your home? If you are facing domestic violence charges, you're going to want ...
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Nine Are Arrested on Drugs Charges in Kershaw County, SC

When police investigate alleged drugs rings, they often put hours of manpower into the groundwork before arrests are made. This appears to have been the case in Kershaw County, South Carolina where ...
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Three People from South Carolina Are Accused of Running Fake Employer Scheme

White collar crimes don't always make the same kinds of headlines as crimes such as homicides and rapes that shock communities. However, the sanctions for white collar crimes can be very stiff. ...
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Research Points to Little Link Between High Incarceration Rates and Falling Crime

South Carolina is one of a handful of southern states that has sought to cut crime rates by locking up more people. As crime drops across the United States, academics are studying the trend and asking ...
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Prosecutors Claim Almost Half of DUI Cases Avoid Justice in South Carolina

Lawmakers in South Carolina have been addressing the state's DUI laws claiming many of the people who are caught driving drunk never go to trial due to a technicality in the law. A story on ...
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Prosecutors Claim Almost Half of DUI Cases Avoid Justice in South Carolina

Lawmakers in South Carolina have been addressing the state's DUI laws claiming many of the people who are caught driving drunk never go to trial due to a technicality in the law. A story on ...
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Resources Fail to Keep Pace With Violent Crime in South Carolina

Crime in South Carolina remains above the national average in nearly all categories but that does not mean the available resources are meeting demands. Recently, Greenvilleonline reported how, state ...
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