If you believe a false CPS (Child Protective Services) claim was made against you, there are steps you can take to address the situation. First, cooperate fully with the CPS investigation. It's important to demonstrate your willingness to ensure the safety and well-being of your children,...View More
Search was conducted during a routine traffic stop for a broken taillight observed on main highway but not stopped until on the private dirt road. K-9 unit was brought on scene and "alerted" as their reasoning for conducting the search. But were they legally even allowed to bring in the... View More
In South Carolina, the authority of a deputy sheriff to conduct a vehicle search does not necessarily change based on whether the road is county-maintained or private. The legality of the search typically hinges on whether the officer had probable cause or the driver's consent, rather than the...View More
City Police enter my apartment with a key provided by my landlord, came into my apartment and placed me under arrest and refused to tell me what for for over an hour. Took me to an interrogation room and interrogated me for hours then released me. Picked me up again the next day and interrogated me... View More
In South Carolina, police are not required to serve an arrest warrant immediately upon taking someone into custody. They may release the individual and serve the warrant at a later time. However, if you are arrested, the police should inform you of the charges against you as soon as possible. In...View More
He came home and saw us in bed together and it's his house. He has multiple cdv charges but somehow took full custody of her kids when He had her put in jail He told her she had to leave and couldn't take all her belongings. what are her rights and possible issues that could happen.
In South Carolina, if your girlfriend's ex-husband has full custody of their children and she was told to leave the house, her rights and the potential issues depend on various factors including the custody arrangement and the nature of their living situation. If there's a formal custody...View More
In bad judgement I sent over 200 pictures through the mail to my fiancés ex wife after she sent me every date that they’d been together and what they were doing together. Some of the pictures were screenshots of texts, us with our kids, pictures of us together and one of the pictures I had on... View More
It's important to understand that mailing photographs, even in large quantities, isn't typically a criminal act unless the content is illegal, such as explicit material intended for adults. However, sending a suggestive image where a minor could view it may raise legal concerns. The...View More
Once you register as a sex offender in South Carolina, you must immediately notify the sheriff of any changes to your address, employment, or vehicle information. You must also notify the sheriff if you leave South Carolina for over 30 days.
You do not need to go to the jail or court...View More
In cases where a child with disabilities is involved, federal and state laws provide various rights and protections for the child and the parents. If a school or medical professionals are not complying with the law, the parent has several potential avenues for recourse. They can file a complaint...View More
In South Carolina, making verbal threats can be considered assault and/or harassment depending on the circumstances and specificity of the threat. South Carolina's criminal code defines assault as unlawfully attempting or offering to injure another person, which can encompass verbal threats if...View More
The time it takes for a warrant to be signed and served can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of the case, the court's docket, and law enforcement's priorities. In South Carolina, for a first offense involving a small amount of drugs like one gram of cocaine, law...View More
the legal consequences for nonviolent sexual assault in South Carolina, often referred to as "criminal sexual conduct," can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case and the severity of the offense. South Carolina's laws distinguish between degrees of criminal sexual...View More
The penalties for selling drugs, including methamphetamine, can vary based on a number of factors including the specific details of the case, the jurisdiction, the defendant's criminal history, and the quantity of drugs involved. Generally, drug trafficking charges can result in significant...View More
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.
Once your son's plea hearing has been completed and he has been released for time served, the exact timing of his release will depend on various factors, including the processing procedures of the specific jail, any necessary paperwork, and administrative tasks that need to be completed....View More
He was a resident of South Carolina but his bank accounts were at a large National Bank office in California. My wife in South Carolina was the sole heir with ownership of the accounts and in July 2022 she received a call from an individual in New York purporting to be with the National Bank... View More
You say that your wife spoke to a National Bank in New York. Then you say that the fraud was perpetrated by someone in Louisiana. I think that you need an attorney to handle this in New York. I don't know the amount of the fraud, but if it is over $25,000 then the case would be brought in the...View More
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
In South Carolina, if you fail to appear in court as required, a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest. When you are picked up on this warrant, you have the right to be informed of the charges against you and have the opportunity to appear before a judge for an initial appearance or bond...View More
Driver and passanger were arguing, passanger asked multiple times to be let out if the vehicle but driver denied. Passanger gerked the wheel causing car to go off road into a grass field; driver then corrected the vehicle but wasn't paying attention and didn't stop the car from crossing... View More
If you are the owner of the vehicle, as the liability is clearly on your car (the other driver doesn't appear from what you describe to have done anything wrong). If you were driving someone else's vehicle with their consent, both you and the owner are responsible under vicarious...View More
I was recently arrested in SC for malicious damage to property valued under 2,000 after breaking a plate. It was a first time charge, I’ve never, ever been in trouble. Unfortunately; I absolutely cannot afford a lawyer right now as i’m also paying for a divorce lawyer. The incident occurred... View More
In South Carolina you have to wait 3 years from the date of a misdemeanor conviction before being eligible to apply for an expungement. Your must also have no additional convictions during that three year period while you wait.
You may want to consider asking the court if you could apply...View More
The short of it is I was set up for burning my own house down with all my stuff in it not an insurance job a cheating girlfriends now of age boyfriend that was never told about during there investigation but went into a fire station and told them that I was bragging to him that I done it and even... View More
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If you have already settled your case and are still seeking your motion of discovery, you may want to consider seeking the help of an attorney who specializes in criminal law.
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