When Criminal Court and Family Court Collide

My main practice areas are criminal cases and family court cases. As such, I have the opportunity to represent clients who find themselves accused of domestic violence charges while at the same time...

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Bond Hearings and Coronavirus/COVID-19

  The Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the South Carolina Supreme Court limiting the amount of court that is scheduled and limiting what types of cases the courts can hear....

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Home Incarceration, Home Detention, and Electronic Monitoring

Home Incarceration, Home Detention, and Electronic Monitoring

  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...

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Football Season in South Carolina

Football Season in South Carolina

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....

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Clearing Your Criminal Record

Clearing Your Criminal Record

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...

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Order of Protection: Domestic Violence and Family Court in South Carolina

 Order of Protection: Domestic Violence and Family Court in South Carolina

Clients typically call me about Orders of Protection in two scenarios. The first scenario is a when a victim of domestic abuse has already obtained an Order of Protection and is now seeking to hire a...

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Is the South Carolina Legislature Trying to Limit Probationary Sentences?

In my last blog post I mentioned a bill, one of many, that was signed into law last year with little to no fanfare or media coverage.  What is even more interesting is taking a look at the bills...

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

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...

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