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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: What does the amount have to be to be considered mdp?
Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Jun 3, 2024

The amount to cross the threshold into MDP depends on the type of drug that police allege. Different drugs have different amounts that can be used to enhance the charge(s). These charges must have a drug report which can reduce the charge if the lab results show a smaller amount. One should talk to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: If I pay the bond and not go to court will it stay on my record? And will it limit future opportunities for me?

I was found with 2 fake ids in my car.

Violation number: 56-01-0510

It is not required I go to court and the bond is $440.

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on May 26, 2024

If you pay the bond and dont go to court then they will have a tia (trial in absentia) and most likely find you guilty. They will keep the bond amount as the fine amount for consequences of finding you guilty. Then the charge will be on your record. I would talk to an attorney as the facts of the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: Is an overnight stay in jail required for DUS?

This past Monday I was driving my husband, who had been at the VA and received a narcotic pain medication and could not drive himself, home at 2:30 am. The officer stated I was speeding and that is why he stopped me. I immediately told him I knew my DL was suspended but the only reason I was... View More

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on May 26, 2024

There are different levels or offenses (1st, 2nd, 3rd or subsequent) which carry different consequences that a driver will face if charged. The officer has more discretion the lower the offense so while it may not have been necessary to spend the night in jail it is at times left to officer... View More

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Q: I was charged with trafficking 3rdsubsequent offense because there were drugs found in the car but the passenger claimed

The drugs thru a notorized statement

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Apr 1, 2024

Many times law enforcement charges everyone in the vehicle with possession of alleged narcotics and then works out the case later as to plea offers, trial, etc. If a passenger in the vehicle claims the substance as theirs then that is a very good fact for all others charged with the possession of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Are my gun rights restored in SC if my record was expunged
Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Apr 1, 2024

The answer to your question depends on your record. If the expunged charges are the only thing on your record, then it is possible that your second amendment rights are restored unless you have pending charges that would prohibit you from possessing a firearm. The best advice would be to contact an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Can I go to jail for a registered gun in a open carry state without a permit at work place
Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Mar 18, 2024

According to the new law in the State of South Carolina, a person that is legally able to own a firearm does not have to have a permit to carry a firearm. There are still places that prohibit carrying a firearm on the premises and the workplace would need to provide notice that they do not allow a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: If I went to Mexico for how ever long I need would the statues of limitations allow all my charges to be dropped

I live in South Carolina and my charges are trafficking 3rd offense

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Feb 12, 2024

South Carolina has no statute of limitations for criminal offenses. The only exception to this is deals with charges in another state for the same person but this does not apply here. Therefore, the charges would not drop. The State would seek a bench warrant and the file would be placed on the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Are any constitutional rights retained while under house arrest and/or probation?

Is so, which ones and to what extent?

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Feb 9, 2024

There are many constitutional rights kept by the person who is on house arrest or probation but there are many given up. The details would be too many to go over in this post so it is important to consult an experienced attorney and review documentation the person received when entering a house... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Can a person get probation for 2nd degree burglary in S.C with 2 petti larceny charges with the burglary charges
Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Feb 9, 2024

It is possible to be sentenced to probation for a guilty plea to burglary 2nd degree. Many factors make a difference as to the probability of receiving this sentence though such as the facts of the case, if it is violent or nonviolent, and the person's record. It is important to consult an... View More

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for South Carolina on
Q: can breath results not be admissible if longer than 2 hours
Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Sep 27, 2023

In SC, there is a two hour limit on breath tests. However, recent caselaw has created an exception in cases where the officer was required to perform other duties related to the incident and has provided an affidavit explaining what they had to do prior to taking the person to the breath testing... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: What is the sentence on selling to a informant on a trafficking meth charge in South Carolina
Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Sep 1, 2023

The answer in South Carolina depends on which offense, 1st, 2nd, etc. a person is charged with as to the potential sentence they could receive. This number relates to prior convictions the same person has on their record for the charge.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: If a storage unit was broken into does the owner have a right to get the Video footage of-the crime

Do I file a police report wwww

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Aug 9, 2023

If you believe that you were the victim of a crime, then calling the police and filing a report is a good way to start to handle it. Law enforcement has the ability to try to get the evidence to solve the crime. They will keep you informed of the updates in the case as they investigate.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: I have s warrant for my arrest they said that I had brought contraband in to the jail what should I do
Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Jul 31, 2023

Contacting an experienced attorney to reach out to law enforcement on your behalf is a good start. They may want to set a date to allow the warrant to be served, booked, and get a bond in the shortest amount of time. This can also be helpful in getting a great bond set. Then, handle the case and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for South Carolina on
Q: I have a Sd license but convicted of dui in Sc. paid all fines to court. I still drive but not in Sc. Am I legal
Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Jun 20, 2023

When an out-of-state driver is convicted of DUI in SC and their home state is a part of the interstate compact agreement (SD is a part of it), then SC DMV will notify the home state DMV. Typically, the home state DMV will require the driver to satisfy the SC requirements to reinstate their license.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Can an officer pull u over and test a pill and weed tell u that they aren't charging you for it only gives the person

A dus and let them go but comes back a month n half later to serve a warrant with the whole narcotics team. Inst that like double Jeopardy

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Jan 23, 2023

The first question is Did the officer have a right to stop the vehicle. Then, the issue is how did they find the alleged substances. They should not be tested these substances roadside. But it is possible to charge the person later with a warrant for arrest though problematic for the prosecution.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for South Carolina on
Q: If I have completed Pti and paid for my expungement, can they still drug test me

I am currently waiting for the completion of my expungement letter to come in but I also have an over the phone appointment with my Pti counselor, so I was wondering if she could ask for a drug test to interfere with anything because I have already taken a delta dummy from the Vape shop and will... View More

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Dec 14, 2022

The typical process is that you complete PTI, then they send a letter to your prosecutor who then dismisses the case. Then you can apply (with a fee) for an expungement of the arrest from your record. Once PTI is completed you should not have any appointments. If PTI has not been completed they can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for South Carolina on
Q: What does sc "Highway rights Of Way"(SC section 61-4-110) mean? This is in open container stature.

I was not pulled over by officer or on a highway of any type. I had an empty container in my car in the trash bag in car . I was cited with violation of open container statue. I had pulled off highway to turn into a motel for night, as I was moving. It was one am and I was extremely tired. My car... View More

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Dec 14, 2022

SC Highway Right of Way is the side of the road that is next to the highway. The distance from the highway, other structures or nature, as well as whether that location is within a municipality would determine if a vehicle is within the right of way of the highway. You may want to consult an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: If I broke a person's door and told them stop giving my child drugs what charge should I receive

He said I broke the door then entered but then I turned around and left, there was no threats at no other crime commited

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Dec 14, 2022

It would depend on more facts and circumstances from the alleged incident, but a person could be facing a range of charges from malicious damage to personal property up to potentially a burglary. Again, it would depend on the facts of case. Speaking to an attorney as soon as possible would be... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: If a person/ thief stole a truck of mine.in S.C. He was charged, grand thief.. Can I , the owner drop the charges?

Or is it now in the DA or SA hands? Grand theft Auto . It was reported stolen in Easley,I found it in Piedmont S.C. FYI out of their jurisdiction

Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Jun 10, 2024

In the description above, you are the alleged victim of the crime and possibly a witness but since you did not bring the charges (the State did) you cannot drop the charges unilaterally. You can, however, tell the prosecutor that you do not want charges pursued in this matter but it is up to the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: what are the statue of limitations on unlawful use of telephone?
Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on May 26, 2024

Based upon the limited facts in your question, the answer is most likely that there is no statute of limitations for the situation you describe in SC.

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