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Prison time for a South Carolina man accused of sexual assault

Crimes against children, particularly sex crimes, are met with severe consequences in South Carolina. The sexual assault of a minor is taken very seriously by local authorities, and the ramifications for those convicted of such an act face can be life-altering. Prison time, mental illness status and required registration with the state's sex offender registry can all hinder future prospects.

Criminal defense for South Carolina police officer

Police officers are known to have a difficult job in which they see and deal with things most only see on television. Even though their service is to be commended, sometimes even police officers make mistakes. On occasion, these mistakes lead to criminal accusations and charges being filed, which could essentially ruin their career. South Carolina police officers accused of a crime, just like anyone else, have the right to a criminal defense to fight the allegations against them in an effort to clear their name.

South Carolina man accused of felony DUI resulting in death

A fatal accident that results from a person's choice to drink and drive can have extremely negative consequences for everyone involved. An accident under these circumstances, regardless of intent, can be life-altering for the victim's family and for the driver accused. A charge of felony DUI, which results in the death of another, carries harsh punishment in South Carolina, and those accused could certainly benefit by defending themselves of the allegations they face.

Several arrested and facing drug court charges in South Carolina

There have been several stories in the news recently about drug busts around the state. Local and federal authorities are on a mission to end the drug trade in South Carolina, which seems to have grown in the past several years. With their desire to bring those involved in the business of illegal drugs to justice, several people from across the state have been arrested and are currently facing charges in drug court for their supposed connection to this drug activity.

Criminal defense helpful for sex crime charges in South Carolina

It seems that far too often people turn to selling sex for money as a means to make a living. Prostitution affects a wide range of age groups, both male and female, many starting the practice in their teenage years -- either by force or feelings of necessity to survive. Being involved in prostitution increases the chances of being physically hurt while out on the street and puts those involved at significant risk of facing serious consequences under South Carolina laws. Luckily, those faced with such an accusation have the right to utilize a criminal defense and fight the allegations.

Jail time for felony DUI cases in South Carolina

It is no secret that driving while intoxicated is a felony offense in South Carolina. There are a lot of substances, including drugs and alcohol, which can warrant a DUI charge. While many people are capable of driving with small amounts of these substances in their system, accidents do unfortunately happen, and if the driver responsible has an impairing substance in their system, they could face jail time for the incident.

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