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drug possession penalties

The Different Drug Classes and Drug Possession Penalties

Almost 1,600,000 people were arrested for drug violations in the U.S. in 2016. More than 84% of the arrests were for possession of a controlled substance. Were you charged with possession of a controlled substance in South Carolina? Drug possession penalties vary depending on the drug classification. Read on to learn more about drug classifications…
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getting a dui

5 Ways Getting a DUI Can Ruin Your Career

Unfortunately, getting a DUI is a problem many people have to deal with; every year, police arrest around 1.4 million people in the United States for driving under the influence. A charge of DUI means you are behind the wheel with more than the legal blood alcohol level, or you have drugs in your system.…
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south carolina marijuana

South Carolina Marijuana Laws: Is Marijuana Legal?

Marijuana Laws are slow to change in South Carolina. “Pretty soon it’s gonna be legal everywhere, man.” Whether you agree with this prediction or not, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the current marijuana laws in your home state, and any state you might be traveling in. When it comes to marijuana possession in South…
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shoplifting addiction

Do You Have a Shoplifting Addiction? Here’s Why You Need a Lawyer

A shoplifting addiction can get quite serious, resulting in massive punishments. Shoplifting may seem like an innocuous crime, but it costs retailers billions of dollars in losses each year. According to the National Association For Shoplifting Prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters in the United States today, with 10 million caught within the last…
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possession charge

How to Get a Simple Possession Charge Expunged in SC

If the police charge you with drug possession in South Carolina, you may worry that this situation will be on your permanent record. It’s true that getting arrested for a drug-related offense can cause trouble later in life. Criminal records can come up when you are applying for academic programs, jobs, or loans. A possession…
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misdemeanor charges

What Can You Do to Get Misdemeanor Charges Expunged?

Misdemeanors are less serious crimes than felonies, but this is small comfort if you are charged with one. If you are facing criminal charges for a misdemeanor offense, you may be facing monetary fines or even jail time. A misdemeanor on your record can also pose a problem for you in the future if you…
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