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Plea bargain reached in South Carolina real estate scam

Crimes such as wire fraud come with serious consequences. Sometimes, however, an experienced criminal defense attorney can negotiate a plea agreement that may result in lower fines and less jail time for a defendant convicted of a crime.

SC residents charged with manufacturing methamphetamine

South Carolina law enforcement officers take drug crimes very seriously. Consequences for drug crimes can vary dramatically depending on multiple factors. Some factors that can effect sentencing include the type of illegal substance involved in the arrest, the amount of the illegal substance seized, whether the defendant is accused of either manufacturing or distributing the illegal substance, the age of the person accused of the crime and whether or not the person accused has been convicted of prior drug charges.

Two women arrested for child cruelty after leaving child on bus

It seems that more and more activities are now treated as criminal. In many cases, what once may have been mere negligence or less can now carry a jail sentence and corresponding long-term stigma that often follows a criminal conviction. This change makes a criminal defense important for even the most minor of incidents.

South Carolina man sues over wrongful murder arrest

Law officers must have some leeway to make judgments and carry out their investigations and peacekeeping duties. However, there are certain rules that they must follow in order to protect the freedom of citizens. Any violation of these rules can be vital to an effective criminal defense. In addition, authorities who violate these rules may be financially liable for damages.

South Carolina traffic stop leads to drug charges

The U.S. Constitution prohibits the police from "unreasonable" search and seizure, but what's reasonable and what is not can vary widely under different circumstances. For example, court decisions over the years have established that police have a lot of leeway when it comes to searching people's cars at routine traffic stops.

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