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Strong criminal defense may help with drug and weapons charges

Drug and weapons charges are not taken lightly in South Carolina courts. Those arrested and facing charges for these types of crimes will likely have a tough legal battle ahead of them. A strong criminal defense can be a life line to securing a reduction in charges, a minimization of potential consequences, alternate sentencing arrangements or a dismissal of charges if at all possible.

South Carolina man wanted on felony DUI charge

A collision that left one person seriously injured has prompted the search for the individual deemed responsible. Police in South Carolina are looking for a young man they believe was impaired when the accident occurred. When this individual is found, he will be facing a felony DUI charge for his supposed role in the crash.

What are the consequences of serious head injuries?

South Carolina residents who have been injured in an accident may experience any number of serious injuries. Head injuries are of significant concern, as the results can have life-altering effects on the victim. As with any other injury, the consequences associated with head injuries can vary based on the severity and type of injury suffered.

Statutory rape charges are not taken lightly in South Carolina

Crimes against children are certainly a serious matter which are not taken lightly by South Carolina law enforcement and court officials. Sexual contact with a minor, even if both parties consented to the act, is considered a serious offense. If this activity is suspected, a statutory rape charge may be filed if the minor is below the state's legal age of consent.

Accidents caused by distracted drivers are tragic all around

Activities that compete for a driver's attention and their ability to maintain proper focus to the road are ever-increasing. Distracted drivers are the cause of thousands of accidents a year across the country, including numerous right here in South Carolina. These accidents often have tragic outcomes for everyone involved.

South Carolina man facing felony DUI charges for fatal crash

The South Carolina Highway Patrol recently arrested a man they claim is responsible for a car crash that killed two people and left others injured. According to police, they believe impairment is a contributing factor in the accident. As such, the accused has been charged with two counts of felony DUI resulting in death.

State and federal law standards apply to drug trafficking charges

Drug charges at any level are taken seriously in South Carolina. Along with strict state laws regarding illegal drug activity, there are also specific federal law standards in place to help deter people from getting involved in the illegal drug business and to set standard punishments for those who do. Not all drug offenses are subject to state and federal sentencing guidelines. However, those accused specifically of drug trafficking or distribution may face harsher penalties if a conviction is attained.

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