Is that Marijuana I Smell? Or is it Legal Hemp?

Is that Marijuana I Smell? Or is it Legal Hemp?

The Hemp Farming Act was passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor McMaster on March 28, 2019 . As a result, in recent months hemp products are being seen in our community. "CBD Dispensaries" have sprung up across the state and even many gas stations are...

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Yes. You Have the Right To An Attorney in SC

Yes. You Have the Right To An Attorney in SC

The Town of Bluffton and City of Beaufort found out the hard way this week, to the tune of a quarter million dollars, that they must provide attorneys to indigent defendants that may face incarceration. The ACLU of South Carolina, Nelson Mullins (law firm), and the...

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Arrested? What can I do to keep this off my record??

Arrested? What can I do to keep this off my record??

The State of South Carolina provides many programs for non-violent offenses to be removed from your record through the completion of certain Diversionary Programs. These are programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI), Traffic Education Program (TEP), Alcohol...

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Collateral Consequences Of a Criminal Conviction In SC

Collateral Consequences Of a Criminal Conviction In SC

When you plead guilty or are found guilty of a criminal offense in South Carolina, there may be civil consequences that go along with that conviction. These are consequences not imposed directly by a Judge but mandated as part of a particular law. Even after someone...

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Yes. You Have the Right To An Attorney in SC

Top 3 Things To Do If You Are Being Arrested!

If a law enforcement officer has pulled out his handcuff and told you that you are under arrest do you know what to do? Do you know what to say? When you have been arrested it is important to know these 3 things to do! 1) YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT! Exercise...

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Templeton Mims & Ward, LLC. is open for business and working to meet the needs of current and potential clients. We ask that if you feel ill, have any of the symptoms associated with the flu or other respiratory problems, or if you have recently traveled out of...

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COVID-19 Update

Custody and Visitation during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Many families are facing uncertain times right now. One of the biggest concerns for parents is whether they are going to get to see their children due to social distancing and travel restrictions. How can parents that are divorced or have prior custody orders work...

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Conditional Discharges….Expanded!

On June 25, 2019 the South Carolina General Assembly over-road the Governor's veto expanding the types of charges that are eligible for a Conditional Discharge. Now in addition to minor drug offenses, Public Disorderly Conduct is eligible for a Conditional Discharge....

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Common Law Marriage in South Carolina – No More

Late last month the South Carolina Supreme Court took an unusual step in overturning the long standing legal doctrine of Common Law Marriage in South Carolina. The opinion authored by Justice Hearn likened Common Law Marriage to moral paternalism and explained its...

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