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Sex offender registries may be outdated, may contain errors, may give the public a greater sense of security than they actually provide, and are life-altering for those listed. What good is an inaccurate sex offender registry?
People charged with crimes often confess because of police interrogation techniques and for other reasons, even when they are innocent. Would you confess?
Probation sounds good if it will keep you out of jail, but are the terms of your deal reasonable? Is probation worth it in your case? Consider this before accepting a probation deal in South Carolina.
Some judges are ignoring or skirting around the 1983 SCOTUS ruling banning incarceration of people who can't afford court fines. The resurrection of debtors prisons in the U.S. - part 1
Court fines and costs of defense not paid by the state have risen dramatically in recent years. This situation has led to jailing of many. The resurrection of debtors prisons in the U.S. - part 2
A South Carolina woman pleaded guilty to stealing funds from a homeless charity where she worked and had control over various accounts. This was a classic example of a white collar crime that many people get caught up in. Employee of homeless charity embezzles thousands from the organization
Our state's Implied Consent law means that if you drive here, you automatically agree to take a blood, breath or urine test if you are suspected of DUI. Understanding South Carolina's Implied Consent law
A study showed that people accused of imaginary crimes may develop "memories" of these fictitious acts, even when researchers later inform them of the falseness of accusations. Study: The wrongly accused may be vulnerable to forming false memories
Proposed legislation in South Carolina would require mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device for drivers testing .15 or higher on a blood alcohol content (BAC) test. South Carolina lawmakers push for expanded DUI interlock program
An unmarried couple, who share a child, were caught up in an argument that got out of hand and brought police into the picture. Although the police report was unclear about details of the fight, both were charged with criminal domestic violence, which could seriously damage the woman's reputation as an educator. Elementary school teacher facing domestic violence charges
An African-American man and woman from California, vacationing in South Carolina, claim they were racially profiled and that their car was illegally searched during two unwarranted traffic stops. Such allegations are common in this state and elsewhere.Couple alleges misconduct during South Carolina traffic stop
A new law regarding South Carolina domestic violence offenses may caused many people to be subjected harsher penalties under certain circumstances, such as when a minor is present during alleged criminal actions. Stricter domestic violence law approved in South Carolina
Car accident victims should beware of the pitfalls of negotiating directly with claims adjusters. Don't be charmed by the insurance adjuster
Gathering fresh, accurate evidence about injuries, an accident and liability issues is critically important after an auto accident. Why the first few days after an accident are so important
The South Carolina House of Representatives voted to allow epileptic patients to use an oil derived from marijuana to control seizures — but other uses of marijuana in the state remain illegal. South Carolina bill would permit new marijuana-based epilepsy treatment
You do not have to use the real estate closing attorney suggested by your bank. You can make your own selection based on personalized criteria. Four reasons to hire your own real estate closing lawyer in South Carolina