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December 2016 Archives

DUI charges may follow car chase in city in South Carolina

An investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol is underway after an accident that occurred on a recent Sunday morning in Anderson. The local police officers say they noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, causing the officers to suspect DUI. They tried to pull the car off the road, but the driver allegedly led them on a chase through the city. The car ultimately crashed, ejecting the driver.

Fire chief, 2 others indicted on fraud and embezzlement charges

The St. Paul's Fire District Commission requested the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division to investigate irregularities that became apparent after audits. The Federal Bureau of Investigation joined the investigation that led to the arrest of three individuals on charges of fraud and embezzlement of federal funds. A Charleston Grand Jury recently indicted the three accused individuals.

Internet crimes allegations follow Facebook threat

Some people in South Carolina and elsewhere have found a variety of ways in which to perpetrate crimes on the internet. Internet crimes vary in seriousness, and misdemeanor and/or felony charges may be pursued. A former student of a local school is facing a misdemeanor charge after allegedly using the internet to threaten the school.

Drug charges filed against school board member and companion

When South Carolina residents face accusations of drug crimes, the consequences can be serious. However, not all drug charges lead to time behind bars. With competent legal counsel, and depending on the nature of the allegations, other options such as pre-trial intervention may be explored. This intervention program can clear an accused person's record of drug offenses upon completion of community service, fee payments and counseling.