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South Carolina sex offenses: Child sex trafficking growing online

According to South Carolina law enforcement, child sex trafficking is changing. Days standing on street corners are no more as an increasing amount of ads are being posted online that include pictures and services provided. These sex offenses against children are taken very seriously and law enforcement is cracking down on all those involved.

South Carolina man arrested has right to criminal defense

Several recent car break-ins have left South Carolina residents worried about their property and police looking for the person responsible. While local authorities have few leads as to whom may be responsible -- whether it be one person or several different people -- an arrest has been made based on an anonymous tip. The person arrested is entitled to secure a strong criminal defense to help him confront the criminal proceedings.

South Carolina criminal defense: Verizon store electronics theft

A string of robberies at Verizon stores throughout the state of South Carolina left police on alert and looking for those involved. It is stated that $400,000 worth of electronics has been stolen been stolen since January of this year. Recently, four people -- two adults and two teenagers -- were arrested for an alleged connection to the crime. The accused do have the right to a strong criminal defense team to navigate them through the criminal proceedings they will be facing.

South Carolina criminal defense: Rapper DMX arrested again

It is not only regular people who get arrested and charged with crimes. Sometimes, the rich and famous get arrested too. It does not matter if the person is rich, poor, famous or unknown, and it does not matter what that person's criminal background happens to be. If that person is charged with a crime in the state of South Carolina, the consequences can be serious unless they bring forward a successful criminal defense against the charges.

Technicalities affect South Carolina restaurant owner's DUI case

The South Carolina Court of Appeals has reversed the decision of a lower court to bar the use of a Breathalyzer test as evidence in a restaurant owner's drunk driving case. As a result, prosecutors in this South Carolina DUI case will be permitted to use the Breathalyzer test against the man. Clearly, this news will be seen as a setback for the man's criminal defense.

DUI accusations filed against South Carolina policeman

A South Carolina police officer was recently taken off duty after being arrested and charged with drunk driving. The 30-year-old officer was arrested by the Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff's Department after he was allegedly spotted driving erratically. For a police officer, a charge of DUI is exceedingly serious because it could mean the end of his or her career in law enforcement.

South Carolina criminal defense: State ranks 5th in violent crime

A recent study has revealed that South Carolina ranks fifth in the nation when it comes to violent crimes. Data from the study shows that for every 100,000 people in the state, there are 559 violent crimes committed. Nevertheless, those accused of these crimes remain innocent in the eyes of the law unless and until proved guilty in a criminal courtroom. The right to a criminal defense is guaranteed by state and federal laws.

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