Being charged with a crime can damage the reputation of the accused person. In Surfside Beach, South Carolina, a 63-year-old chiropractor was arrested on charges of battery and first-degree assault.
A task force headed by the FBI and joined by local authorities, including the South Carolina National Guard Counterdrug Program, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the Columbia Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff's Department, have arrested a 35-year-old man on drug trafficking charges in Columbia, South Carolina.
Anyone of legal age can drink alcohol in South Carolina. However, operating under the influence is strictly prohibited in all 50 states. It is common knowledge that drinking alcohol and driving do not go together. Many drunk driving accidents are caused by impaired drivers, which is why police officers often set up random traffic stops to ensure the safety of the motorists.
Sheriff's deputies in a city about 2 hours southwest of Columbia recently apprehended a 23-year-old woman who allegedly made multiple purchases at Amazon.com using another person's checking account. The woman now faces 80 criminal counts, including 40 charges of financial fraud.
Using a weapon to commit a crime is a serious offense in South Carolina. If the government can prove that a suspect used force or a weapon to commit a crime, the offender will likely serve substantial jail time.