Stand Your Ground and Self-Defense Law in SC

Stand Your Ground and Self-Defense Law in SC

What are the rules for self-defense in South Carolina, and how does South Carolina’s Stand Your Ground law work?  You have a legal right to defend yourself, but the rules for how and when you are permitted to defend yourself can be different from state to state. In...

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Where Can You Carry a Concealed Weapon in SC?

Where Can You Carry a Concealed Weapon in SC?

The answer depends on whether you have a concealed weapon permit (CWP) or not. A CWP in South Carolina allows you to carry a concealed weapon in most places, although there is a long list of locations that are prohibited.  Without a CWP, your options for where you can...

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Arson Laws in SC

Arson Laws in SC

What are the arson laws in South Carolina? Arson is when you set fire to something, right?  Hold on – the definitions of arson contained in South Carolina criminal law are a bit more detailed and complex than that. Understanding them – as well as what the State must...

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How to Appeal a Felony Conviction

How to Appeal a Felony Conviction

The procedures for appeals in SC are complex and unforgiving – at every stage in the process, there are strict deadlines. If a deadline is missed, your appeal could be dismissed before the appellate court even hears your case, or you could be prohibited from even...

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Grand Larceny in SC: Charges & Penalties

Grand Larceny in SC: Charges & Penalties

Grand larceny charges in SC can carry up to ten years in prison and give you a criminal record for stealing that may follow you for the rest of your life.  But first, just what is grand larceny in SC?  If I take something that belongs to you, is that automatically...

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When Does a DUI Become a Felony in SC?

When Does a DUI Become a Felony in SC?

Some DUIs in SC are misdemeanors, while others are felony offenses. What makes a DUI a felony in SC?  Felony DUI charges usually involve a death or a serious injury – these cases are complex, often receive media coverage, and are aggressively prosecuted by police and...

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