South Carolina’s Criminal Laws

Shoplifting in South Carolina – What You Need to Know

If you were recently arrested for shoplifting in South Carolina, knowing how to get out of this situation is essential. In this article, our Charleston criminal lawyers explain South Carolina's shoplifting laws, the penalties for shoplifting in South Carolina, and...

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Handgun Laws in South Carolina – What You Need to Know

As criminal defense attorneys in Mt Pleasant and Charleston, SC, we know handgun laws in South Carolina can be confusing. Violations of gun laws, even innocent ones, can lead to jail time, fines, and the loss of the weapon. Because these laws vary from state to state,...

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Is Marijuana Legal in South Carolina?

As criminal lawyers in Charleston, people ask us "Is marijuana legal in South Carolina?" or "Are edibles legal in South Carolina?" Over half of the American states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana or edibles, at least medically, if not also recreationally....

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Fitness to Stand Trial in South Carolina

The criminal defense lawyers at Futeral & Nelson handle cases for people with special needs, intellectual disabilities, and mental illness. Some people who face these challenges are completely functional in society or are at least very high functioning. Others,...

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What is the Crime of Arson in South Carolina?

As criminal defense attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina, our lawyers deal with the defense of arson charges. In South Carolina, a conviction for arson can result in serious consequences including jail time and other penalties. In this article, we explain what is...

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Texting & Driving Laws in South Carolina

As criminal lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we deal with both criminal defense and auto accident cases that involve texting while driving. Texting while driving is very dangerous because text messaging takes the driver's visual, manual, and cognitive attention...

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What is Burglary in South Carolina?

Over the years, our criminal defense attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina have defended people who have been charged with burglary. In South Carolina, there are different "degrees" of burglary that have different penalties for each. Some of these burglary degrees...

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What is Criminal Domestic Violence in South Carolina?

Our Charleston criminal defense lawyers deal with criminal domestic violence cases in family court and criminal court. In other words, we’ve defended persons accused of criminal domestic violence and have helped victims of CDV. In 2015, our law was changed, and now...

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