Criminal Defense Attorney Columbia, South Carolina


How to choose the right criminal defense lawyer for your case

It's hard to overstate just how much is at stake when you're under investigation or facing criminal charges. Your freedom, finances, and future all hang in the balance. Recently, South Carolina courts have issued a number of sentences that have attracted prominent attention, including: A 20-year-old Columbia man was sentenced to 25 years in prison...

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Can you trust THC breathalyzer results?

Research that helped modify a THC breathalyzer to identify COVID-19 is being used to improve the detection of recent marijuana use. Hound Labs in California says that it has developed a marijuana breathalyzer that is so sensitive it can tell if someone has smoked marijuana within the last 4 hours. The product is expected to...

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How do you get a pardon in South Carolina?

In the state of South Carolina, applying for a pardon can be a lengthy and difficult process, many elements of which can prove difficult to navigate. But overall, there are three main components that are necessary for completing a Pardon Application, including written letters of support, information from the applicant, and payment of the application...

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How does an arrest warrant work?

Ever heard the urban legend about a man who was recently arrested on a warrant issued over a decades-old traffic violation? The story goes that for years, the man was unaware that law enforcement was looking for him. It wasn’t until the man was pulled over by police for a minor violation that he learned...

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The harsh legal consequences of cocaine charges in South Carolina

Of all the states, South Carolina has some of the harshest sentences in the country for cocaine charges. According to a recent analysis of sentencing laws and outcomes by USA Today, no other state sentenced more people for longer sentences over cocaine than South Carolina. In one year, South Carolina sentenced 143 people to prison...

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Understanding underage drinking charges

Know your legal rights. The drinking age in South Carolina is 21. That sounds simple enough. However, the laws surrounding underage drinking can get much more complex, depending on the situation. To protect your rights, you need to understand what is and isn't illegal. You also need to know what the police are and aren't...

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Mistakes cops make when making DUI stops & arrests

Police officers are trained to look for drunk drivers, especially during holiday periods, late at night or other times when people are most likely to have been drinking. More specifically, police are trained on how to observe your behavior during a traffic stop and look for enough evidence to make an arrest if they think...

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What to know about self-defense laws

In South Carolina, you have the right to defend yourself from a violent attacker. There are certain rules that apply that don't grant the right to harm someone who poses a non-violent threat or when violent situations can be diffused. It's important that you understand what protections are available under South Carolina's Protection of Persons...

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