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June 2013 Archives

Infant dies, South Carolina man faces drunk driving charges

It is never a good idea to drive while under the influence of alcohol. However, people are only human and can make mistakes. Unfortunately, many times these mistakes can result in devastating consequences, which include the death of victims. This seems to be what had happened in a recent alleged drunk driving incident in South Carolina which resulted in the death of a young child.

McConnells woman accused of using meth around children

For more than a decade now, methamphetamine has been the scourge of many states across the country. Although progress has been made in restricting the materials needed to make this highly addictive, physically degrading drug, methamphetamine use continues to warp innocent people into shells of their former selves.

South Carolina drug charges raise questions about legal searches

Drug-related charges often stem from a simple traffic stop. If a person is stopped for speeding or a broken tail light, police may find probable cause to conduct a search of the vehicle. If police find drug evidence, charges will likely result. However, the stop, search and seizure must all be conducted in accord with law. An ongoing South Carolina drug crimes case, however, is putting these procedures under the microscope.

DNA sampling for criminal suspects approved by US Supreme Court

When it comes to sex crimes, DNA testing and evidence is absolutely vital to the investigation process. Law enforcement must still abide by the processes to obtain DNA samples from suspects; but it is inherent to the conversation. Given the very serious nature of sex crimes, this is both a curse and a blessing for everyone involved. DNA evidence can eliminate certain suspects from the equation, while also giving the victim of the terrible crime the security in knowing the right person was caught.