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August 2016 Archives

Drug crimes allegations leads to arrest of teacher's aide

It is not uncommon for the court of public opinion to convict people long before they have had the chance to defend themselves in a court of law. This was also the experience of a teacher's aide in South Carolina. After her arrest for alleged drug crimes, she was terminated from her employment with Greenville County Schools.

Teacher needs DUI defense after allegedly knocking down officer

When a resident of South Carolina is accused of driving while impaired, the consequences of a conviction can be devastating. Moreover, if the accused person holds a responsible position in the community, even DUI accusations without a conviction can have a life-changing impact. It is not uncommon for the court of public opinion to find a person guilty of drunk driving before the accused individual has even had the opportunity to present a defense in a court of law.

7 indicted on fraud charges in South Carolina

In South Carolina -- as in other states -- there are some requirements for minority participation in publicly funded projects. However, there have been several cases in recent years in which construction company owners were prosecuted for taking advantage of opportunities to enrich themselves by using minority businesses as fronts. Federal prosecutors recently indicted a group of people in the construction industry in South Carolina on allegations of this type of fraud.

Mother accused of DUI driving with kids in car

Driving while intoxicated can have serious consequences. When a South Carolina driver is suspected of drunk driving while there are children in the vehicle, the potential penalties can be even more severe. A woman from Greenwood will likely be seeking the support of a criminal defense attorney after her recent arrest on DUI charges.

Magistrate's office employee pleads guilty to embezzlement

White collar crimes do not necessarily involve large amounts of money. In a case in which a South Carolina woman recently pleaded guilty to embezzlement of public funds, the amount of money involved was no more than $2,300. Of this figure, a portion was recovered -- leaving the woman with $1,395 to pay in restitution.