Legal News & Info

A blog about criminal defense legal news and information in Columbia, South Carolina, from the Law Office of David B. Tarr.

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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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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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Assault Charges in South Carolina; What You Need to Know

You should know that there are different types of assault charges in SC There are three types of assault charges in South Carolina: simple assault, assault and battery, and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. All of them are serious and can cause you to do jail time. Simple assault (also known…
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