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South Carolina man acquitted on charges for YouTube threats

Social media has made an impact on the daily lives of millions across the country. Just as social media has the power to connect people, it also has the ability to create significant legal trouble if users aren't careful. What may be considered free expression or a joke to some can be misconstrued by law enforcement as a serious criminal offense.

Officer charged in shooting death of young man in Charlotte

Often wrongful death lawsuits are initiated after another party's act of negligence leads to a person's death. But the family members of victims of crime can also sue for some degree of compensation after a loved one's death. A grieving spouse or other family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit to receive compensation for funeral and burial expenses, lost wages the deceased loved one would have received, as well as emotional damages such as mental shock and loss of companionship.

Sex crime charge follows family dispute in Myrtle Beach

A family dispute appears to have led to assault and sex crime charges for a Myrtle Beach man. He and his cousin had reportedly been drinking when they began to argue. The man facing charges is accused of pushing his cousin off of a porch, and while the man who was pushed went to a relative's house, the other man allegedly tried to have sex with his cousin's wife.

Elderly pedestrian killed in North Charleston collision

Myrtle Beach-area residents may be interested in the difficult circumstances of a recent auto-pedestrian accident in North Charleston. A 76-year-old woman was struck and killed by an SUV, and the driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old man, is now facing a charge of reckless homicide.

Columbia man charged with felony DUI after Labor Day crash

Most people who find themselves facing a felony DUI charge never meant to hurt anyone, but unfortunately, alcohol is a factor in many injurious accidents every year in South Carolina. These crashes can be devastating for everyone involved, and people should be aware of their legal options for minimizing the negative consequences.

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