A research group that has recorded 1,733 exonerations since 1989 in the United States cites 2015 as a banner year.
Though white-collar crimes tend to be nonviolent, they can still have lasting, negative effects on the people involved. Therefore, white-collar criminal charges hold very strong penalties.
The police arrest people every day for drug possession. It is an unfortunate reality that many of the people facing arrest are only teenagers.
You may think that giving a friend in need some of your pain medications is caring. Giving and sharing prescription narcotics is not something you should get in the habit of doing or you could end up facing criminal drug charges. Also, if you carry your medication around loose in your pocket, purse and outside of an approved container, you could end up facing more drug charges. It is also unlawful to keep narcotics in unapproved containers.
In South Carolina, like most states, sometimes bad things happen and they are crimes. Sometimes, they are so serious that they amount to allegations of murder.
If you are facing embezzlement charges in South Carolina, it is important for you to take them seriously. Do not fool yourself into thinking that the evidence will eventually prove your innocence. You need to be proactive in your embezzlement defense to reduce the chances of conviction.
In the company you work for, it was just discovered that funds have gone missing. You feel very uncomfortable because you work in the bookkeeping department and are among those who are now under scrutiny by management.
Some employers may be leery about hiring applicants with criminal records. However, this does not have to stop those with such convictions from obtaining quality work positions.
A 2016 Charleston drug bust targeted current and former College of Charleston students who were dealing drugs around campus and in downtown bars. Not only were they selling drugs, they were also manufacturing them.