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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The answer would depend on what day of 1997 the person began registering. This is a tier II offense and the person must wait 25 years from the start of registration to apply for removal since the Powell v Keel case and the law change in May 2022.
Assuming that law enforcement had the right to obtain the item(s) from a home, it depends on the type of item seized. In the example of alleged narcotics, law enforcement must send it to a lab for testing. Field testing also depends on the alleged item seized. Even if an item is field tested it...View More
DUI in SC depends on a number of factors and this part of the law is very nuanced. There is also a deadline to file certain documents such as the request for an administrative hearing. When dealing with substances, there are "therapeutic levels" for certain substances. This may require an...View More
If my boyfriend and I live in the home and he comes and goes freely tho he lives in a dwelling on the property ..... Can the owner of the home rightfully push the charges of burglary? Even though he comes and goes and washes his clothes and makes his meals in the home bc his dwelling don't... View More
An ownership interest in the dwelling will not preclude a conviction of burglary as a matter of law. The jury would have to determine under the totality of circumstances if the defendant used the dwelling in such a manner that it could be said to be his/her home. The test will be if under the...View More
Hello, I'm inquiring about a friend who got arrested on charges of meth distribution. The person my friend was hanging out with has been an offender on multiple charges in the past and had meth in possession at the time of the arrest. Even though my friend doesn't deal in drug... View More
It may be a case of actual v constructive possession. The issues will depend on why law enforcement was there, what rights they had to enter the premises/vehicle, where the alleged narcotics were found, and under what circumstances.
I was convicted of cdv first offense in 2012. In 2022 I was arrested but not convicted of a felony. I went trough pti and had it expunged. In between that time I had a traffic court charge removed. Can I have multiple charges expunged off of my record?
Many Possession charges deal with the person having dominion and control over the area the items were found. A criminal defense attorney will be able to look at a specific situation for these issues and assist someone who has been charged.
MDP means Manufacture, Distribution, Possession. This is typically related to the amount or weight of alleged narcotics. The first offense means that the person charged has not been convicted of this offense or an offense that can be enhanced in the past.
If your question is how to get the gun back in a pointing and presenting case, then the case will need to be resolved in the defendant's favor and the defendant will need to go to the agency that has the gun to request it or the owner of the gun will need to request it with proof of ownership.
He literally says this in a court motion. He has withheld evidence for nearly a year and is continuing to pursue charged that stem from illegally obtained evidence and an invalid search warrant. I have tried contacting the ODC but they say they can't do anything because charges are still... View More
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