South Carolina’s Criminal Laws

What Happens at a Bond Hearing in South Carolina?

As criminal defense lawyers in Charleston, we are often asked about what happens at a bond hearing in South Carolina. A bond hearing, sometimes referred to as a bail hearing, is usually the first thing that happens after a person is arrested in South Carolina. After...

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Stand Your Ground and Self-Defense Laws in South Carolina

As criminal defense lawyers, we've been asked about a person's legal right to defend themselves against attackers or intruders. In the past, South Carolina imposed a “duty to retreat” on people who were threatened before they were justified in using force against an...

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What Are South Carolina’s Marijuana Laws?

Our criminal defense attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience defending people charged with crimes relating to drugs such as possession of marijuana. Although other states have legalized marijuana, it's still illegal in South Carolina except for some...

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What Are South Carolina’s Boating Laws?

As criminal defense attorneys and personal injury lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina, we have many clients who own and who operate recreation boats on our waterways. We've handled boating accident cases, charges of boating under the influence (BUI), and other cases...

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What is Assault & ABHAN in South Carolina?

In this article, our criminal defense attorneys in Charleston, SC examine the laws regarding assault, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (ABHAN), and the effects these charges can have in civil court too. What are “Assault” and “Battery” in South...

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How Should Lawyers Handle Conflict with Other Lawyers?

I have an expression - “Good lawyers don’t just try cases; they try to resolve them.” Why do I mean by that? I mean that good try to find a resolution that minimizes their client’s attorney fees, reduces their client’s exposure in court, and resolves their client’s...

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Criminal Law ▪ Legally Speaking

This broadcast of Legally Speaking features Daniel Cappetta, a criminal defense attorney from Massachusetts. In this broadcast, Daniel discusses issues concerning the decriminalization (state legislation not to prosecute) and legalization of marijuana for medical or...

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