Cordova, TN asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for South Carolina

Q: I lost pcr in SC. Pcr Judge say Georgia case from Georgia appeals isn't binding upon SC courts ,is this true

Caselaw from Georgia..state v Goodman, 469 s.e.2d 327.

Georgia court of appeals ruled in favor of the guy,and say he did not violate the left turn law , my case from SC is 98% like his.

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Columbia, MD

A: First I am not a SC attorney. But generally a case from out of state (by it Georgia, or elsewhere) do NOT bind the South Carolina courts. It can be persuarive authority but the South Carolina courts do not have to follow it.

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