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Published by William Grove on June 15, 2023

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 to proceed against a defendant and/or use the evidence Read more...

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Published by William Grove on June 15, 2023

A common misconception in criminal law is that law enforcement *must* read a suspect's Miranda warnings when he or she is arrested. It happens every time on TV, so it’s supposed to happen every time in real Read more...

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Published by William Grove on June 15, 2023

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 enforcement doesn’t mean the statement can be used against them at Read more...

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Published by Matthew Ozment on June 15, 2023

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 a violent crime can mean a longer sentence, having to Read more...

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Published by Matthew Ozment on June 15, 2023

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 the sentence, it can affect a person’s eligibility to Read more...

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Published by William Grove on June 7, 2023

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 to be met to succeed in these defenses...

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