According to South Carolina police, one person was injured after they became involved in a drive-by shooting on March 13. The incident occurred outside a home located in the 1600 block of Fairfax Drive in the town of Camden.
A former University of South Carolina Gamecocks running back was detained for impaired driving after he crashed his car in Lexington County on Nov. 4. South Carolina Highway Patrol also charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
As state and federal drugs laws have become more permeable recently, South Carolina residents may benefit from learning more about possible defenses against unfounded allegations from law enforcement. Even though drug laws vary from state to state, most defense strategies rely on similar defense tactics to try to exonerate clients of the charges. People who have been accused by police of possession of drugs or intent to sell may benefit from considering some of the defense strategies that are typically used in these types of cases.
Five people were detained and charged with trying to make methamphetamine after a May 22 investigation of their home. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says that investigators discovered several items consistent with making the drug when they searched the home.
Drug-related charges often stem from a simple traffic stop. If a person is stopped for speeding or a broken tail light, police may find probable cause to conduct a search of the vehicle. If police find drug evidence, charges will likely result. However, the stop, search and seizure must all be conducted in accord with law. An ongoing South Carolina drug crimes case, however, is putting these procedures under the microscope.
In this era of social media and online interactivity, it is easy for the lines of privacy to get blurred. In that context, many people who use Twitter of Facebook (or other social media platforms) may feel like they can say pretty much anything on these websites with little recourse. This is most definitely not the case, and it is easy for a simple misunderstanding to quickly turn into a serious matter.