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May 2016 Archives

Drug possession charge follows loan application

When South Carolina residents face criminal charges, they typically look for the most appropriate way to navigate their defense. Being accused of drug possession is serious, and a conviction can have devastating consequences. The type and quantity of drugs found on an accused person typically determine the severity of the charges.

South Carolina man sentenced for mortgage fraud after guilty plea

When times are tough, some people resort to criminal activities to keep food on the table. When times are booming, others seize the opportunities to grow financially, and the desire for being rich sometimes takes over. One South Carolina person who started off by taking advantage of the booming property market in the mid-2000s ended up committing mortgage fraud in pursuing riches.

Act of revenge leads to drug charges for betrayed lover

The scorn of a South Carolina man after learning that his girlfriend was unfaithful has landed him in trouble. The 36-year-old man decided to get back at his two-timing girlfriend by spray painting "CHEETER" on her car -- it is not known whether the incorrect spelling was intentional. Officers caught him in the act and found him in possession of substances that led to drug charges.

Assistant principal charged with criminal sexual conduct

A student at a South Carolina high school recently reported alleged inappropriate manipulation by the assistant principal. The 30-year-old administrator is now facing several charges related to criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The girl contends she went to the teacher for protection from bullies and ended up having a sexual relationship with him.

Bond refused for alleged DUI driver after fatal accident

When a South Carolina driver is accused of causing death and/or severe injuries to others in a car accident that occurred while he or she was impaired, the court usually shows no sympathy for the accused driver. Although any person is said to be innocent until proved guilty, this is often not the impression left by the manner in which the public and authorities treat such a person. A 42-year-old man was recently denied bond after a fatal crash in which he is suspected of DUI.