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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime and Municipal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Every charge is assigned a dollar amount for bond, how do I find out what assigned amount is for legal cases
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 25, 2022

Admiralty/Maritime is included here, but a maritime connection is not clear, unless you mean a bond in connection with a proceeding for a ship or boat involving exoneration or limitation of liability. If this does not involve a vessel, it could be something closer to the criminal law section than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Insurance Defense and Municipal Law for South Carolina on
Q: What type of liability insurance is needed for a home child care center?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 7, 2021

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. You could also consider discussing this with an insurance agent who has experience with commercial policies for these types of operations. That way you could identify the risks you need to be protected... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Is there a statue of limitations for simple possession in SC?

The cops came to my house on Wed. 11-17 with a search warrant looking to find a large amount of marijuana. They found a roach. My girlfriend said it was hers so they gave her a ticket for simple possession. They then told me I had to go to the police department Mon. 11-21 because they wanted to... Read more »

Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis answered on Nov 21, 2021

Is there a statue of limitations for simple possession in SC?

No. There are no statutes of limitations on criminal offenses in South Carolina.

Can they really come back to the house and arrest me?

Yes. In South Carolina we have two types of possession, constructive and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for South Carolina on
Q: We sold 3 lands, sign a sell agreement and get payed. now the buyer wants to back up the deal beuse he say thye land has
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 30, 2021

Not sure of your question. But if there was a breach of warranties on the Warranty Deed, or some type of dislosure fraud, then a cause of action may exist. It is up to the buyer, now owner, to sue you. If there has not been a Deed executed yet, then read your Contract about each Parties'... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for South Carolina on
Q: If I received a municipal ticket and showed up for court but the officer didn't, do I still have to pay?

I received a ticket for petit larceny and showed up for court but the officer that wrote the ticket did not, do I still have to pay the ticket? South Carolina

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Oct 5, 2020

I would need more information in order to answer this question. Did you request that the case be dismissed when the officer did not show up? Did you enter a plea to the charge? More information is needed in order to answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Municipal Law for South Carolina on
Q: we are allowing ebikes in our community which is about 6 sq miles and has about 2500 residents.

sc rules state that ebikes can go on paths, but our paths are for residents getting exercise who are generally 60+, children on bikes, residents with pets, casual bicylers, etc . we want to restrict bikes to the street and not the paths. can you help?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 22, 2020

You might not even need a lawyer. You could contact your local officials in the city council or town board and discuss your concerns with them. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Municipal Law and White Collar Crime for South Carolina on
Q: Can you be charged with burglary 3 in general sessions and burglary 3 in municipal Court at the same time.

I went to go look at my charges and they have them listed like that and one of the charges doesn't have an case number {inditemsnt number}. What does this all mean?

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Aug 31, 2019

If you are looking at the charges on the public index it is more likely than not that one is an entry from bond court/prelim court which is in magistrate court and the second entry is the actual pending charge in general sessions court.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Municipal Law for South Carolina on
Q: What are the laws on selling alcohol in a drive thru convenience store in SC? Curbside sales, etc.
D. Nathan Davis
D. Nathan Davis answered on Feb 20, 2018

South Carolina has never allowed drive-through alcohol sales and it would take a change in the ABC Regulations to accomplish this. It is not believed that there is a chance such a rule would pass as the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers would come out in force to stop what they believe would encourage... Read more »

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