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April 2016 Archives

Woman allegedly driving under the influence kills bicyclist

Shortly before 8:30 on a recent Saturday evening, an accident that was first thought to involve a pedestrian was reported to police in Aiken County. When officers arrived at the scene, they determined that it was a bicyclist -- not a pedestrian -- that had been struck by a car. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is now investigating and believes the accident was caused by a driver who is alleged to have been driving under the influence.

Drug crimes allegations land 66-year-old man behind bars

Legal options exist for South Carolina residents facing criminal charges. Whether the charges involve drug crimes or other allegations of wrongdoing, the accused individual retains the right to retain a criminal defense attorney. A man from Graniteville is likely conferring with legal counsel after his recent arrest.

Identity theft charges need professional help

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing criminal offenses in South Carolina and across the country. Traditionally, identity theft involved accusations of changing or falsifying documents, such as passports and other identity documents. The increased availability of computers and access to the internet, and the resulting growth in technology, has also resulted in many innocent people getting mixed up unknowingly in fraudulent schemes.

Drug trafficking charges follow seizure of 125 pounds of cocaine

When individuals are arrested on drug charges in South Carolina, the severity of the charges is determined by the type and quantity of the drugs confiscated. However, convictions on any drug charges -- whether it is possession or drug trafficking -- can have devastating consequences for the accused individuals. For this reason, obtaining the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney may be advantageous.