Category: Appellate Opinions

What are the Topless Laws in SC?

Are there topless laws in SC? First, you may be wondering what the heck I’m talking about. What is a “topless law?” If you missed it, there is a worldwide movement to change indecent exposure and other state laws that make it a crime for a woman to expose her breasts. If it is not [..]

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Criminal Appeal Lawyer in Myrtle Beach, SC

If you have been convicted of a crime in SC, or the court made a mistake in your sentencing hearing, that’s not necessarily the end of the road. Depending on which court your conviction was in and the potential grounds for relief, you can file a direct appeal to the next higher court, and then [..]

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SC Murder Conviction Reversed

In State v. King, last week the SC Supreme Court reversed convictions for murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime because the trial court allowed the jurors to hear evidence of a previous, unrelated murder accusation. The Court of Appeals had remanded the case for a determination as to [..]

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Forensic Interviewers Cannot Testify as to a Child’s Truthfulness

In State v. Briggs, a post-conviction relief (PCR) appeal that was published yesterday, the S.C. Supreme Court reversed a defendant’s convictions for criminal sexual conduct (CSC) with a minor and lewd act on a minor based on his attorney’s failure to object when the state’s forensic interviewer improperly bolstered the credibility of the child witness. [..]

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