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Forgery in South Carolina

  Defined The crime of forgery is defined by S.C. Code Ann. § 16-13-10 (2003) as follows: it is unlawful for a person to: falsely make, forge, or counterfeit; cause or procure to be falsely made, forged, or counterfeited; or willfully act or assist in the false making, forging, or counterfeiting of any writing or [..]

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Possession of Drugs

In South Carolina, illegal drugs and non-prescribed narcotics are considered contraband, the mere possession of which is unlawful.  To obtain a conviction of contraband possession must be proven.  The law of possession was distinguished under State v. Hudson, which held that a conviction for the possession of drugs requires proof of possession.  Possession can either be actual or [..]

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Criminal Domestic Violence in South Carolina

Introduction to Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) Criminal Domestic Violence, more commonly referred to as a “CDV”, is a sign of a very toxic relationship at the very least.  The common perception would have one believe that CDV’s are always perpetrated by men against women but, this is not always true and has been a very [..]

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Property Seizure for Criminal Activity

CNN has a great report on a hot topic regarding property seizure for criminal activity.  This is a growing problem that has emerged and involves police officers and police departments seizing any property of value during a traffic stop.  You can watch it here and I would encourage you to do so.  It illustrates that although police [..]

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DUI (Driving Under the Influence)

Driving under the influence, commonly referred to as a DUI, is a crime in South Carolina codified under South Carolina Code of Laws § 56-5-2930 and strictly enforced in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding Grand Strand areas. As defined by statute, the elements of DUI (drinking under the influence) are: driving a motor vehicle while under [..]

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