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One unique criminal defense strategy: admit and explain

Columbia residents likely know, whether from civics class or from television crime dramas, that our legal system presumes that anyone charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. They have the right to defend themselves against the charges, and a criminal defense attorney may prove invaluable in this regard. Different types of cases call for different defense strategies, however; for example, sometimes the best defense is to actually admit guilt - but to also offer an explanation that provides some kind of justification or context for one's actions.

Man faces drunk driving charges after hitting bicyclist

Driving a motor vehicle while sharing the road with bicyclists can be a tricky situation. Bicyclists are much smaller than cars and trucks and they often seem to dart out of nowhere. A car-bicycle accident in Myrtle Beach on July 6 left a woman dragging 60 feet down Kings Highway.

Do-gooder businessman accused of Internet crimes

Many South Carolina residents may find it difficult to trust anyone these days. Even those who consistently do good deeds often end up doing something that takes advantage of the trustworthy nature of others. Despite his reputation for doing many good deeds for others, a Utah businessman now is being accused of an Internet fraud scheme that earned him hundreds of millions of dollars.

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