Blog Posts in 2012

Don't Ride Together to CDV Court

Most people who are charged with a South Carolina CDV offense are told in bond court that they can have no contact with their alleged victim. A no contact bond restriction means absolutely no contact, ...
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What is the statute of limitations on CDV?

One question that is frequently asked by those curious about domestic violence cases is what is the statute of limitations on a CDV charge. A statute of limitations is a law that sets forth a specific ...
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New Warrant Requirement for CDV Cases

In a recent decision, the South Carolina Court of Appeals has issued a ruling requiring that CDV 1st cases be prosecuted on the basis of an arrest warrant not a uniform traffic ticket. The opinion, ...
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When should I have a lawyer present with me?

Because CDV is a serious criminal charge you should retain the services of a lawyer as quickly possible once you know that you are under investigation for, or have been arrested. You should remain ...
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Does the no-drop policy mean a lawyer can't help?

A frequent question submitted by readers of this website is whether or not the CDV no-drop policy means that a defense attorney can't help with the case. The question usually goes on to ask if ...
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South Carolina Court of Appeals Issues New CDVHAN Opinion

On June 6, 2012, the South Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion from an appeal on a CDVHAN Conviction in Lexington County. The case is State vs. Bennie Golston. For a complete text of the Court ...
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False Testimony and CDV Prosecution in South Carolina

Due to the way South Carolina CDV Law is written not every case involves actual physical evidence or other forms of proof. Many cases are brought on nothing more than " he said, she said ", ...
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False allegations in divorce cases

An unfortunate reality is that many times people try to make use of South Carolina CDV Law in order to gain an advantage in a divorce or custody case. When someone is arrested for CDV many times the ...
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How to avoid mandatory jail for South Carolina CDV Charges

Several South Carolina CDV charges have mandatory jail or prison sentences. When mandatory sentencing applies the judge must sentence everyone who is convicted to some jail or prison time. These ...
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Upstate Legislature Wants Life Sentences for Those Convicted of CDVHAN

A state senator from the upstate has recently introduced legislation calling for mandatory life without the possibility of parole sentences for those with a prior conviction for a serious offense who ...
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