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December 7, 2017

M…I…P… Those three dreaded letters that no parent wants to hear. MIP stands for Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

There are multiple statutes in South Carolina that address the under-age possession/consumption of alcohol including 63-19-2440 (Minor in Possession of Beer), 63-19-2450 (Minor in Possession of Alcohol), 61-4-60 (Giving False Information to Purchase), and 56-1-515 (Altered Driver's License).  These offenses are classified as criminal misdemeanors.

Although it may not seem like that big of a deal at first, the punishment for a conviction for violation of the above statutes is up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine with court costs.  In addition, th...

November 27, 2017

Expunging your criminal record is imperative, even if you were never convicted of a crime. Any arrest, including those when you were not convicted, may still have a negative impact on your life. For example, if you apply for a job, your potential employer could see the arrest through a background check. This being said, keeping your record clean is extremely important.   

An expungement is a Court Order signed by a Judge and sent to municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies to destroy the record and evidence of the charge....

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