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Your Guide to Grand Larceny in SC

Legal terminology can sometimes be difficult to understand; there are all sorts of specialized terms that most of us don’t use in our day-to-day life. And if you’re facing an upcoming court case, you may need to understand some of this terminology. One of these terms that you may have heard thrown around is grand…
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Self Checkout Theft (Or Honest Mistake?)

Self Checkout theft charges on the rise in South Carolina and elsewhere With the proliferation of self-checkout lanes at WalMart and other retail stores across the country, charges for self-checkout shoplifting are on the rise. What used to be a very simple process of having a cashier scan your items and you pay for them…
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New “Open Carry” Law in South Carolina

Today, roughly 30% of adults in the United States own a gun, and another 36% are open to the idea of owning one. Whether you’re an avid gun owner or a novice, it’s your responsibility to understand the gun laws where you live. South Carolina recently passed a law that allows gun owners to open carry. Read the points below…
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Under the Influence: How Do They Tell if You’re Driving on Xanax?

Have you recently been arrested for driving on Xanax? You can be charged with a DUI for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It doesn’t matter if you’re taking the medication illegally or if you’re using medication that’s been prescribed to you. Being charged with a DUI can result in prosecution, even if…
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Ranked: The 4 Most Common Drug Offenses in South Carolina

Over half a million people are incarcerated for drug offenses in the United States of America. Additionally, the police make over a million arrests on drug possession charges alone in a given year. Other drug offenses include drug trafficking, manufacturing of drugs, distribution of drugs, and DUIs. This article looks at the most common drug offenses in…
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Can You Get a DUI for Drugs? Here’s All You Need to Know

When you receive a DUI for drugs in South Carolina, it may result in administrative penalties by the Department of Motor Vehicles including suspension of your driver’s license. Do not assume that having a prescription medication in your system will clear you of wrongdoing. Regardless of its necessity for your health, if your driving is…
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