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DUI and the Ignition Interlock Device

Ignition Interlock Device

In 2014 the South Carolina Legislature passed “Emma’s Law” which retooled many of the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws.  The largest overhaul dealt with the expansion of the use of the Ignition Interlock Device.  This can be good or bad for a person who is facing a… read more

Posted in DUI

Expungement in South Carolina

As a criminal defense lawyer, one of the questions my clients most frequently ask is, “Are my charges eligible for expungement?”

Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” answer to that question.  The rules are different based on what type of offense it is, whether you were found Guilty or N… read more

Posted in Criminal Law

Former Gamecock Victor Hampton Found Not Guilty of DUI

Former Gamecock Victor Hampton found not guilty of DUI. A side note to this story is how easy it is for bad news to make the press, but how hard it is for good news to make the press. It is really easy to find many, many stories about Victor Hampton being arrested for DUI, but you have to dig to fin… read more

Posted in DUI

Sting Operations and the ATF

USA Today had a very interesting article about the Federal Government, particularly the ATF, and the agency’s use of sting operations; most interesting is the backlash the ATF is now receiving from the Federal Judiciary. Check it out, it is worth the read:… read more

Posted in Criminal Law

South Carolina Drug Case Tool Kit, 2nd Edition

The updated South Carolina Drug Case Tool Kit is now available through the South Carolina Bar. We updated several sections that were impacted because of changes in the law and added several new topics as well. Whether you are defend drug cases or prosecute drug cases, you should check out the 2nd ed… read more

Posted in Drug Charge

Changing a Child’s Name

One of the more frequent calls I receive is from a parent wanting to change their child’s name. In the majority of cases a parent wants to change a child’s last name. By the time the potential client calls me, she is usually confused as to why she has been referred to lawyer to deal with a name chan… read more

Posted in Divorce and Family Law

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