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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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Q: What are the fees and possible consequences of a hearing for a first offense 3rd degree assault/battery charge?

According to the police report, my son was very drunk and grabbed his wife's wrist. Some people freed her and pinned him to the ground because he was fighting to get free. He bit the shoulder of one. Neither have a lawyer. This is my son's first offense. What is the likelihood of jail... View More

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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

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Q: Ok I'm sure how to word this,ok so it is still may, and for a reason I think this was done to make it look like they

Are paying my bills they took upon them selves on may 30 to pay something in my name suppose to be and didn't say a word to me until it was done,I'm pretty sure that they want to take my home because I was threatened with eviction and not by the owner

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Q: I never received a court date because of the pandemic??

I was released on bail. I never heard anything else about it. I also never had any warrants or anything come from it. I thought. But now I have a fugitive warrant and they are trying to use that time from 2020 and a charge from feb 2024 (both misdemeanors) and make me a habitual felon.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for South Carolina on
Q: Wife had a full court trial in my absence. Never told me anything when I see her or try to contact her. Told courts she

Didnt have anyway of reaching n etc. Now I seen she filed for divorce.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: What do I do if I have became seriously ill 4 hours before my court and have to go to the hospital and the court house

Isn’t open yet and my attorney office isn’t open yet to notify them? Can I avoid getting a bench warrant if I call them when it opens to notify them in Aiken sc

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Q: Is there a way for the defense to file a motion to force the prosecution to go to trial?

It has been 7 months since my arrest. I want to fight the charges. I have a public defender that I can't get in contact with, after many calls and emails each week. How can i get this situation settled as soon as possible?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for South Carolina on
Q: 9mnths n County Jail never given prelim hearing paperwork no indictment witnesses never questioned What do I do

After the Bell hearing I asked several times for paperwork I made two requests the first request they sent me only the public defender paperwork I requested the prelim paperwork again yet again I only got the public defender paperwork five or six days after my bond hearing I requested again the... View More

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answered on May 19, 2024

You need to take immediate action to address the issues with your case. Start by documenting everything that has happened, including all your requests for paperwork and any responses you've received. This will help establish a record of the lack of communication and mishandling of your case.... View More

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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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Q: Is it illegal for my ex gf to demand money from me or she is going through with a restraining order she filed

She demanded 10000 dollars and she wouldn’t go to court

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

It is illegal for someone to demand money from you in exchange for not pursuing a legal action, such as a restraining order. This could be considered extortion or blackmail, which are criminal offenses.

If your ex-girlfriend has filed for a restraining order, she cannot legally demand money...
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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, Civil Rights, Employment Law and Health Care Law for South Carolina on
Q: I recently had DSS called on me and of course the case was unfounded. However, I need help.

I have a pretty good idea who did this. I used to work for KC Dispatch and didn’t leave on good terms. Also harassed by them on FB along with text messages. I had a medical issues for seizures and they called DSS claiming I had a drug overdose. I would like to know my rights and how I can pursue... View More

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answered on Mar 14, 2024

Facing false allegations, especially from a former workplace, can be incredibly stressful and damaging. It's essential to know that you have rights in this situation. The first step is to document everything. Keep records of the harassment on Facebook, text messages, and any communications... 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

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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

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: Are there attorneys that represent Y2K clients?

I have been researching Y2K harassment and haven't been able to find any information on steps to take for legal action. Was wondering if there is legal president for legal action?

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

It sounds like you're looking for legal guidance related to an issue stemming from the Y2K era, possibly involving technology or digital rights. While the term "Y2K" primarily refers to the year 2000 computer bug concern, if you're facing harassment or legal issues related to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for South Carolina on
Q: Hello, ok so court is 2/16/24 madison county ky but i have a pending dv case in sc. can i use one attorney in 2 states
Casey Brown
Casey Brown
answered on Feb 18, 2024

One attorney can represent a client in two different states as long as the lawyer is licensed or admitted to the Bar in both states.

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

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