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.
I need advice about criminal cases and also police for violations against me. Also, for them not filing charges against someone who stole my truck. It's complicated. Basically, if the police decide you better do things there way kr they will put charges on you rather they have evidence proof... View More
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds like you may benefit from consulting with a criminal defense attorney who can advise you on your legal options and help you understand your rights. An attorney can also provide guidance on how to file a complaint against the police for...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
If two consenting adults agree to engage in mutual combat under supervision of a referee in an enclosed area and all guidelines were met eg.. both parties agree, understand the engagement rules, and agree to end the fight upon a retreat or the inability to continue could legal proceedings occur?
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