How Does Child Custody Work in SC?

How Does Child Custody Work in SC?

No one wants to be put in a position where they are wondering, “How does child custody work?” Nevertheless, millions of people across the country find themselves in situations where their spouse has left them, they are contemplating leaving their spouse, or they need...

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Can I Date While Getting a Divorce in SC?

Can I Date While Getting a Divorce in SC?

It could take months, or in some cases years, before a divorce is final in SC courts. Is it true that you can’t have any romantic relationships while you are waiting for a final divorce order?  Although many divorce lawyers in SC say “no, you cannot date while waiting...

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Domestic Violence in SC: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree, DVHAN

Domestic Violence in SC: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree, DVHAN

Domestic violence charges in SC are a serious matter – it is a “hot button” political issue, no elected prosecutor wants to be seen as “soft on crime,” and they especially don’t want to be seen as “soft on domestic abusers.”  Because of this, you may find yourself...

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Failure to Appear in Court: What happens next?

Failure to Appear in Court: What happens next?

Failure to appear in court can have serious consequences – when you are scheduled to be in court, your name is on the docket, and a judge is expecting you to be there. Showing up to court is not optional.  In most cases, a bench warrant for failure to appear could...

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DUI & Administrative Hearings in SC: How They’re Related

DUI & Administrative Hearings in SC: How They’re Related

If you have what is called an “implied consent violation” in SC, you are in danger of losing your driver’s license. You are also facing the possibility of mandatory ADSAP (Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program) classes and the possibility of a mandatory ignition...

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DUI Fines, Penalties, Jail Time in SC

DUI Fines, Penalties, Jail Time in SC

What are the potential DUI fines, penalties, and jail time in SC? Driving under the influence in South Carolina is a complex area of law that includes multiple DUI-related offenses as well as SC’s implied consent laws (when they suspend your license based on a DUI...

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Drug Laws in SC: Everything You Need To Know

Drug Laws in SC: Everything You Need To Know

In South Carolina, possession-based drug charges are usually broken up into three types of charges: simple possession, possession with intent to distribute, and drug trafficking. There are other types of drug charges in SC that are not based on the weight of the drugs...

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Drug Charges: Trafficking in SC

Drug Charges: Trafficking in SC

The phrase “drug trafficking” may conjure images of narco-traffickers, loading a small airplane with bricks of cocaine or heroin, with assault rifles casually hanging from their shoulders. In most cases, however, it is something else entirely. Any person who uses or...

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Drug Charges: Possession With Intent to Distribute in SC

Drug Charges: Possession With Intent to Distribute in SC

Possession with intent to distribute drugs in SC, or PWID, is the “next step up” from simple possession charges. The penalties for PWID in SC are greater than the potential penalties for simple possession but less than the penalties for drug trafficking. The potential...

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Drug Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance in SC

Drug Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance in SC

Possession of a controlled substance in SC can be a serious matter. Drug possession can carry a range of penalties and there may be a wide range of defenses to your drug charges, depending on the type of drug, your prior criminal history, and the circumstances of your...

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