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February 12, 2018

Domestic violence is a major problem in South Carolina and across the United States.  South Carolina consistently ranks in the bottom 5 in national statistics on domestic violence.

What exactly is domestic violence? Section 16-25-20 of the South Carolina Code of Laws makes it unlawful to cause physical harm or injury to a person’s own household member, or, offer or attempt to cause physical harm or injury to a person’s own household member with apparent present ability under circumstances reasonably creating fear of imminent peril.  

There are four different levels of domestic violence with elevating potential punishments:  

  1. Domestic Violence of a Hig...

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...

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