Criminal Defense Attorneys in North and South Carolina

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Criminal Defense Attorneys in North and South Carolina

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Rock HIll DUI

Rock Hill DUI Attorney

Rock Hill DUI Attorney – What should you do when you have been charged with a DUI in Rock Hill, South Carolina? Same thing you should do when you have
speeding ticket trial

So, You Want A Speeding Ticket Trial

So, you want a trial for a speeding ticket – Nobody enjoys getting pulled over by the police.  It is annoying, frustrating, and sometimes scary.  When you get a speeding
Larceny in South Carolina

Larceny in South Carolina

Larceny in South Carolina – Theft is one of the most common crimes. The term theft, however, is not typically the name of a crime itself; rather, it is included
South Carolina DUI Conviction

Consequences of a South Carolina DUI Conviction

South Carolina DUI conviction – When someone is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in South Carolina, it can be a very stressful time with many things to consider.
turn signal NC

When to Use Turn Signal in North Carolina

This blog explains when North Carolina law requires drivers to use a turn signal. According to the North Carolina Statute G.S. 20 – 154 (a), a turn signal is only
hate crimes in NC

Hate Crimes in North Carolina

Hate crimes in North Carolina – Usually, we don’t say “I don’t even know how to start this one” when it comes to our blogs. But this one is a
mitigating factors NC felony sentencing

Mitigating Factors in NC Felony Sentencing

In North Carolina, felony sentencing is determined by structured sentencing guidelines. To determine which cell a person’s sentencing range falls into, courts consider applicable criminal convictions, mitigating factors, and aggravating
college disciplinary hearing

Campus Disciplinary Hearings

College campus disciplinary hearings operate much differently than criminal court proceedings. Most of the time, they have a lower evidentiary standard than a criminal hearing, and sometimes they don’t even
aggravating factors NC felony sentencing

Aggravating Factors in NC Felony Sentencing

Aggravating factors in NC felony sentencing – In North Carolina, felony sentencing is determined by structured sentencing guidelines. To determine which cell a person’s sentencing range falls into, courts consider
South Carolina criminal sentencing

South Carolina Criminal Sentencing

South Carolina Criminal Sentencing – When charged with a crime, there is a lot of uncertainty. Just a few of the things that need to be considered are the collateral
know your rights

Know Your Rights – Rights During Police Encounters

Know Your Rights – what you can and cannot do during a police encounter   Rights during a police encounter – Long before a criminal defense lawyer has a chance
robbery in South Carolina

Robbery in South Carolina

Robbery in South Carolina – Criminal charges vary by jurisdiction.  This means the elements, punishments, and definitions of those crimes are not universal.  A crime that most people have heard
Accommodations for Transgender Inmates

Accommodations for Transgender Inmates

If you are transgender and awaiting a prison sentence in North Carolina, you may have questions about accommodations for transgender inmates in North Carolina. Every North Carolina prison facility has
facing criminal charges

Should I bother to hire an attorney if the situation looks hopeless?

Sometimes people call us, give the set of circumstances that they are facing, and then they ask, “Should I even bother to hire an attorney?”.  The answer to that question
Rape Shield NC

Rape Shield Statute NC

Rape shield law in North Carolina – What you might think qualifies as evidence may not be permissible in a court of law as such. North Carolina’s rape shield statute,
prior convictions

How Prior Convictions Affect Misdemeanor Sentencing

How do prior convictions affect misdemeanor sentencing? We have written previous blogs on North Carolina’s misdemeanor sentencing guidelines. This blog is more narrowly tailored to address the specific topic of
plea offer timing

How long do I have to decide if I’m going to take a plea?

How long do I have to decide if I’m going to take a plea? – Criminal charges can be some of the scariest and most stressful things that someone can
Faretta Warnings SC

Faretta Warnings in South Carolina

Faretta Warnings in South Carolina – Anyone who has seen a crime drama on television has heard of Miranda Warnings. Miranda Warnings give a basic overview of the right to
speeding criminal charge

When Speeding is a Crime in North Carolina

For some reason when people meet criminal defense attorneys, they like to say something to the effect of “well, I’m sure I’ll never need you.”  What they forget is that
refusing to sign citation

Refusing to Sign a Citation in NC

Is it illegal to refuse to sign a citation or a traffic ticket in North Carolina? Often, when a person is cited for a traffic violation in North Carolina, the

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