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Home Incarceration, Home Detention, and Electronic Monitoring

Written on October 18th 2018.

 

What is Home Incarceration?

 

Home incarceration is a form of incarceration wherein a person is confined in their home instead of in jail or prison. Home Incarceration was created by the South Carolina Legislature as an alternative to incarceration for low risk, nonviolent adult and juven… read more

Posted in Criminal Law

Football Season in South Carolina

Written on October 4th 2018.

It's That Time of Year!

 

Fall in Upstate South Carolina means the leaves are changing, deer season, and football!

 

Football in the South is a tradition like no other. Whether it is tailgating at Clemson, Furman, or Wofford; or driving home from a Carolina Panther’s game, too much fun c… read more

Posted in Criminal Law

Clearing Your Criminal Record

Written on July 27th 2018.

Expungement Update

 

One of the most common areas of law that I receive phone calls about is the expungement of criminal convictions.

 

What is an expungement?

 

An expungement removes an arrest and/or a conviction from an individual’s state and federal criminal history. A federal … read more

Posted in Criminal Law



New Laws Passed in 2016 (Police Quotas Unlawful in SC)

Written on January 2nd 2017.

I found a handful of interesting laws that were enacted in 2016, most of which passed and were signed into law by Governor Haley with no fanfare.  For instance, South Carolina Code Section 23-1-245 deems police quotas unlawful.  Specifically, the statue mandates that a law enforcement agency may not… read more

Posted in Criminal Law
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