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Differences between assault and battery

There is a common misconception that assault and battery are the same thing, but they are legally different in South Carolina and in other states. Assault means placing someone in fear of physical harm while battery involves actual contact. For example, a person commits assault if they raise their fist as if they are going to strike someone while battery involves making physical contact.

How can you overcome a criminal conviction to get a job?

Many individuals pay their debt to society but still find it hard to find reliable work once released. Fortunately, South Carolina lawmakers have made it easier for those with criminal convictions on their records to retain jobs. Minor offenses committed a pre-determined time ago will no longer appear on publicly available records.

South Carolina man connected to string of bank robberies

Authorities say that a 60-year-old South Carolina man who was taken into custody on the morning of Nov. 15 has been linked to a recent series of at least six bank robberies in Alabama and Florida. The man was apprehended when officers from the Lakeland Police Department, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Streets Task Force conducted a traffic stop in Lakeland, Fla. Police say that the pickup truck the man was traveling in had been stolen from a South Carolina car dealer.

Prison sentence in Medicaid fraud case

A man who owned a South Carolina counseling service was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of Medicaid fraud in November 2019. The 38-year-old man owned New Dominion Community Services, which operated offices in Greenville, Anderson and Richland counties. The service was an approved provider under South Carolina's Medicaid program. However, in addition to claims for legitimate services, the man reportedly submitted false claims between 2015 and 2017 for counseling services that were never provided, receiving $400,000 in unearned Medicaid reimbursements from the program.

Lengthy South Carolina murder investigation points to 2 suspects

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Department took a man and woman into custody for allegedly murdering a man. The suspects, a married couple from Bethune, have not yet had a bail hearing while authorities detain them in the Kershaw County Detention Center. The arrests came after a prolonged investigation that began on March 8, 2017 when police located the victim's body in Bishopville.

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