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Charges for Hit and Run in SC

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Uh oh! You just hit that car’s bumper,,and you don’t have a license. It was probably just a tap, right? There’s probably no damage anyway. Just take off, right? After all, if you stay, you might be in some serious trouble.

The truth is, if you leave the scene, you’re only making matters worse.

Is this my First, Second, or Third Drug Offense?

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Joe Client got arrested last night for possession of marijuana. Back in 2001 he had a previous conviction for possession of cocaine base. Now he's worried that this will be a "second offense" marijuana charge...

The Effects of Methamphetamine vs. Other Drugs

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When it comes to methamphetamine—the drug commonly known as meth—there are plenty of misconceptions out there. Many people wrongly assume it’s just another illegal drug, like marijuana, Cocaine Base (“crack”) or heroin. The truth is, meth is in a category all its own with devastating side effects, both short-term and long-term.

How Do I Hire a Criminal Attorney?

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You are pulled over on a traffic stop, and a police officer confronts you. Now you find yourself facing criminal charges. You’ve never been arrested before, and you don’t know the first thing about hiring...

What offenses are “Violent” in South Carolina?

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When we think of a “violent” offense we think of someone getting beaten, shot, or otherwise seriously injured.  That type of injury is a good indicator of what might be or might not be a violent offense in South Carolina.  As is true...

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