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Q: Would misdemeanor assault and battery 2nd degree be considered a crime of violent under SC Code 16-1-60?
Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms answered on Sep 1, 2020

No, it is not a crime of violence per 16-1-60. It is considered a non violent crime, and while it is classified as a misdemeanor it carries up to 3 years in prison. So any conviction, regardless of the imposes sentence could impact your federal rights to own and possess a firearm.

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Q: I was drunk entering jail didn't know I had a roach in my pocket which is very small amount of weed only trouble had dui

Was charged with bring in contraband I don't want go to prison what do I do

Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms answered on Aug 21, 2020

You should contact a local defense attorney, the chances of you going to prison over a roach are minimal, that being said an attorney may be able to help you keep this off your record.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: If a person is being charged with attempted murder at a bail hearing are they supposed to give them the lowest bond

Because they give this man that know the police was looking for him and left the state to NC and got caught and picked up coming back into sc then they let his parent speak in court and not ours then the judge gave the man the lowest bond and a bracelet to be monitored to a nc home . There was no... Read more »

Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis answered on Jul 13, 2020

Hello,

What you have described does sound appropriate to a SC Bond Hearing.

In all bond courts the Constitution requires a bond to be given to a defendant. Bond may only be denied, and that denial reviewed by a Circuit Judge, if a defendant presents an unreasonable and continuing...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for South Carolina on
Q: This is kind of an odd question lol so prepare yourself.

I am a 16 year old girl and am constantly asked for nudes on social media sites like snapchat and instagram. I’m often offered money for said photos or videos. I don’t ever want to send my own photos so I started just looking up photos online and sending those photos in exchange for money.... Read more »

Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms answered on Apr 13, 2020

What you are doing is definitely not legal, I would strongly recommend you quit immediately and stop interacting with strangers on social platforms. There are a number of different federal and state criminal charges this could fall under (not to mention potential civil claims) and the people you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: do you automatically get jail time if you’re a first timer with two felonies? assault 1st degree. burglary 1st degree.
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Feb 26, 2020

If you are in fact convicted of Burglary 1st degree the minimum sentence is 15 years. That being said depending on the facts your attorney may be able to get a plea to a lesser charge that does not carry minimum jail time.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: What kind of time is someone who is charged with felony possession of a pistol, and unlawful carry of a handgun facing?
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Dec 4, 2019

Unlawful carry of a pistol carries up to 1 year. Based on your question i am unsure of the other charge that you are talking about. If you are talking about possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a crime of violence under state law that charge carries up to 5 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: Is it possible for only one person to be charged on a conspiracy inditment? (federal but in South Carolina)
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 10, 2019

Yes, a single person can be indicted depending on the words of the indictment. One example is where the other person cannot be identified

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Elder Law for South Carolina on
Q: My 77 y/o neighbor I believe is being scammed. Involving WalMart cards and money gram. Who can help her? 29582

She received "postal money orders for 3k, she was to cash and send $300.00 keep the balance. She recently sent $200.00 towards $2500.00 needed to release funds of 80k held in ApexCreditUnion.US. I'd like to find someone to help her.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 4, 2019

law enforcement

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: Hi Ive been faulsy accused of pointing and presenting a firearm I have questions and needs answers?

My fiance's step sister ditched her kids on us sept 28th and Sept 29th she demanded us to bring her kids back but was told that she would have to come get them or give me gas money she refused both and started to talk trash and threaten me and my fiance and her mother well my fiance's... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 1, 2019

Your writing is not understandable.

You wrote in a single run on sentence instead of individual ones beginning with capital letter and ending in punctuation marks

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: Is it a must to have to speak to a judge on a magistrate charge of trespassing on train trussle

It was actually for jumping off a bridge on Lake Greenwood

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Sep 20, 2019

The ticket that you were issued should state if you are required to appear or if you can just pay the fine. On your ticket there should be red writing where it indicated if your appearance is required.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: Can my boyfriend be charged with trafficking if he was never in the house where the drugs were found.
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Aug 20, 2019

The short answer is yes but it really depends on the facts of the case and the evidence that law enforcement has to prove trafficking.

The South Carolina Code of Laws Section 44-53-370 (e) provides: "(e) Any person who knowingly sells, manufactures, cultivates, delivers, purchases, or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for South Carolina on
Q: My fifteen year old is being charged with conspiracy because he knew but didn’t tell what do I do?

Has been suspended for 10 days possible expulsion because they said he wrote the note for a bomb threat but then they found out who really done it he told his side and they are charging him with the other two all Bc he knew and didn’t tell

John W. Molony
John W. Molony answered on Jan 21, 2019

Retain counsel as soon as possible. Contact a South Carolina criminal defense lawyer immediately to discuss this matter further.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for South Carolina on
Q: Possibility for Conspiracy to Distribute Charges?

A while ago, my friend had a very rough part of his life he is still ashamed of today. He apparently talked to someone about distributing drugs, but never followed up with it or went through with it with this particular individual. He had sold drugs before, but he straightened up his act. This... Read more »

Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms answered on Aug 8, 2018

Tell your friend that talking about selling drugs isn't a crime. You have to take some step towards selling in order to charge conspiracy. And while there is no statute of limitations in South Carolina for past felony acts, the likelihood that a person is charged years later for selling drugs,... Read more »

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