June 20, 2022


“I’ve lost everything. No matter the outcome of this trial, I’ve already lost. I lost when these allegations were made cause they will stay with me […]
June 16, 2022

Self Defense, Defense of Others, and “Stand Your Ground” in South Carolina

You have a legal right to defend both yourself and others in South Carolina. If you are charged with a crime, the law requires certain elements […]
February 15, 2022

Collateral Consequences of Convictions

A collateral consequence goes beyond the conviction itself and can impact how, or even where, a person serves out an active portion of their sentence. Beyond […]
January 15, 2022

Violent Crimes in South Carolina

Certain crimes in South Carolina are classified as “violent.” The full list of those crimes can be found in S.C. Code 16-1-60 HERE. A conviction for […]
December 16, 2021

I made a statement to law enforcement, can the cops use that statement against me?

We’ve already talked about the general principles of Miranda. You can read more about that HERE. Just because a person has made a statement to law […]
November 30, 2021

I was arrested, but the cops didn’t read me my Miranda warnings. What now?

A common misconception in criminal law is that law enforcement *must* read a suspect Miranda warnings when he or she is arrested. It happens every time […]
October 25, 2021

Video Requirements in DUI Cases in South Carolina

In South Carolina, there is a lot of case law surrounding driving under the influence charges. Law enforcement has several statutory requirements which must be followed […]
August 30, 2021

Can an Employer Require the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Yes. Employers are allowed to mandate employees be vaccinated for COVID-19. Increasing numbers of employers are requiring employees to be vaccinated as case numbers rise and […]