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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: The log in to pay ticket fine on website listed on ticket, no information of my son nor the ticket number is showing up

Officer lowered ticket to 10 mph or less. Ticket states court date time and address however Area of ticket for officer to mark “appear in court? Y or N?” Officer left blank. And we cannot find any information on the back of the ticket as to whether or not this is a mandatory court date.... View More

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
answered on Apr 6, 2021

If he is only charged with speeding he can just pay the ticket and not show up for court. At that time the "bond" (what he paid) with be forfeited and the case will be over. That being said, depending on what state he has his license in the points for the ticket can transfer back and show... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for South Carolina on
Q: How long does the doctor have to release your records to you after written authorization has been given
William Thomas Geddings Jr
William Thomas Geddings Jr
answered on Mar 31, 2021

The answer can vary depending on what you mean by "doctor". The rule can differentiate between a doctor in private practice, a hospital, a medical clinic or other provider that are often lumped together as "doctor". The general rule is that they have a reasonable time.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for South Carolina on
Q: My exwife has custody of our kids, during my visits she tells me I’m not aloud to take my kids to a restaurant during

The pandemic and if I do take them out I won’t be aloud to come get my kids of a certain period of time as punishment. What can I do about this?

Cheryl Ann Truesdale
Cheryl Ann Truesdale
answered on Feb 17, 2021

It depends on what your court order says. If the order grants you a defined schedule of visitation - alternate weekends from 6 pm Friday to 6 pm Sunday, for example - and your ex-wife is interfering with that schedule, you can file a rule to show cause in court to seek enforcement of that... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: I received a ticket for 20 over, speed isn't posted. Court continued due to COVID until TBD.

I haven't had a ticket in 15 years. I was heading to work. Passed a car moving slowly ( I thought 15 under apparently they were 10 under). When I passed the individual I must not have decreased speed. Not justifying my actions as correct, but I was distracted due to a work situation. The... View More

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
answered on Jan 26, 2021

Depending on what agency wrote the ticket you can reach out to that agency directly. It it was the Sc Highway Patrol you cal also reach out to the officer’s post to leave a message for a call back. The posts and numbers are listed on the Highway patrol’s website. The other alternative would be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for South Carolina on
Q: Benefits selection, hours change, fraud on my part?

I started working for global non profit as a temporary worker off a 3 year grant, initially at 20hrs a week max. So I was told I could get benefits because of this, and I signed up for medical and dental.

Before I could submit my hours for my first paycheck I was then told by my supervisor... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jan 26, 2021

Perhaps the issue is not whether you committed fraud, but whether your employer misrepresented the terms and conditions of employment to you. IMO you should log 20 hours a week, if you are working it, and let the supervisor violate the wage and hour laws by docking your time. Definitely consult... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for South Carolina on
Q: My mom owns her house and wants her boyfriend to move out because he has been drugging/stealing from her.

How do we go about this legally and without him hurting her? She's scared when she tells him to leave that he's going to get angry and try to hurt her. The last time she called the police on him, he told the police they were married and made it seem like she had mental issues, which she... View More

Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis
answered on Jan 25, 2021


We are sorry to hear about these problems that your mother is having. No one should ever feel unsafe in their home.

The first thing that you should do is go down to your County Family Court, and speak to the Clerk of Court there. Tell them that you need an emergency...
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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for South Carolina on
Q: Can I be fired for refusing to do cleaning I consider a hazmat job during this coronavirus atmosphere? (guest's vomit)

I am on Worker's Comp working 21 hours a week. My job is housekeeping and a guest threw up all over her room. During coronavirus I consider this a hazmat clean up. My boss says I have to do it. Can they LEGALLY fire me for refusing to do it? I honestly can not, physically, bend and do this... View More

Jeffrey David Morris
Jeffrey David Morris
answered on Dec 3, 2020

In my opinion, they could possibly fire you so long as your work restrictions given by the treating physician were met when you were requested to perform this task. The coronavirus situation does not change the answer legally in my opinion. However, there is probably much more to the situation that... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for South Carolina on
Q: Am I entitled to earnest money?

My home in South Carolina has been under a contingency contract since 6/24-contingency being the buyers get their home under contract by 7/10.They did not get a contract and yesterday asked for an extension and we gave them until 7/22. Today we are told that they want completely out of the contract... View More

Anthony M. Avery
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answered on Jul 16, 2020

Read your Contract of Sale carefully. It should have terms dealing with the earnest money and/or liquidated damages. I assume the money is deposited with the real estate agent, which is a problem. If it is a $1K or less, you might forget about it. If more, then you may have to sue in a small... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for South Carolina on
Q: I have been sent home twice for 2 weeks each time due to covid. They say I will not be paid this time around.

The first time I had a cough and it took the full 2 weeks to get a covid test result. It was negative and all I had was bronchitis. I was paid during this time (supposedly from the CARES Act even though I was covid negative). This most recent time my boss got covid on vacation, brought it into work... View More

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
answered on Jul 1, 2020

Hi, good question. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires some employers to provide employees with paid sick leave for absences related to COVID-19. The requirement only applies to companies with less than 500 employees. If your employer has less than 500 employees, you may be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for South Carolina on
Q: Should I get paid if my employer asks me to stay home until my wife’s corona test comes back and is negative?

I asked if I needed to submit any documentation after their answer was “you will get paid regularly as far as I know”


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Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Apr 29, 2020

The answer to this question may depend on the size of your employer and what your employer does. Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, if you employer has less than 500 but more than 50 employees and is NOT a healthcare-related company, and you are quarantined pursuant to the advice of... View More

4 Answers | Asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Q: My father was in an expensive nursing home in Massachusetts -- a nurse gave him Covid 19 and he died, can we sue them?
Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes
answered on Apr 21, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I agree with the other answer but I also wanted to share that you need to find an attorney as soon as you can, after doing your due diligence. You are going to need to subpoena a lot of documents and talk to the witnesses and get their deposition before their... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: Can a landlord make you move out in 2 months and I'm disabled getting a SSDI check.

These people let me move in there house which has been empty for a year...The helped me out and only charged me $300 dollars for rent because my SSDI was not much.. I have been staying for about I months now.. I got a phone call telling me I had to move out in 2 months because they wanted to enjoy... View More

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
answered on Apr 7, 2020

It really depends if there is a written lease. If there is a lease setting out a term (length of time) that the lease is valid for they cannot evict you before the end of that lease unless they have some cause to do so. If it is only a verbal lease it is normally presumed that it is a month to... View More

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