Blog Posts in 2013

Why hoping someone won't come to court doesn't work.

Many CDV defendants rely upon their partner or another witness not coming to court to testify against them. They beleive that because the other person has expressed a disinterest in coming to court or ...
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What can be done against someone who falsely accuses you of CDV?

Many CDV arrests are made as the result of false or unfair accusations brought by an angry partner. Just being arrested can create a significant hardship including: Spending at least several hours in ...
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What if you are guilty of CDV?

Although many of my clients have been falsely or unfairly arrested for domestic violence I have represented many people who have caused serious injuries. Sometimes it is an isolated incident that just ...
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Do police need a warrant to arrest for CDV?

For many years it was standard practice for law enforcement to write CDV charges on traffic tickets. Then last year the South Carolina Court of Appeals held in a case entitled State vs. Ramsey that a ...
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If I'm guilty of CDV what can a lawyer do?

Although many people are arrested for CDV based on false or unfair allegations, many others are arrested after they have in fact been physically abusive toward their spouse or other companion. If you ...
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What if the police lied in their report?

A common issue in defending CDV cases is learning that the police report contains false or misleading information. Sometimes it even seems that the police have gone as far as to actually lie or ...
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If you have been arrested for CDVHAN will you be charged with a felony?

When determining whether or not your charges are misdemeanor or felony level it is important to understand that just because you have be arrested for an offense it is not the same thing as being ...
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DSS and your CDV case

Many people are surprised to be contacted a few days after their CDV arrest by social services. Around South Carolina police agenicies are automatically forwarding copies of police reports to ...
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Determining the CDV Primary Aggressor

-A common allegation in a CDV case is one where both sides have alleged to the police that they were assaulted by the other. When this occurs the police are instructed to comply with S.C. Code § ...
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Why are woman arrested for CDV?

As a CDV defense attorney representing clients throughout South Carolina, I am seeing a steady increase in the number of woman who contact my office after being arrested. Many times the woman is the ...
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Take Pictures of your CDV Injuries

Many times an individual who themselves has been injured in a domestic dispute will find themselves falsely or unfairly arrested and charged with CDV. Sometimes these injuries may be immediately ...
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Five Common Mistakes Made After a CDV Arrest

As a CDV Defense Attorney I see people who have recently been arrested make the same mistakes. Often this is due to either not appreciating the gravity of their case, or simply being misinformed. Here ...
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How a CDV Conviction Can Hurt Your Job Prospects

Most everyone would understand that getting arrested or convicted for a crime won't be helpful for their job prospects, but exactly how bad is a South Carolina CDV conviction going to hurt you? ...
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CDV and Unemployment Benefits

South Carolina law gives special status to those who allege being victims of domestic abuse in many contexts. This even extends to those applying for unemployment benefits. S.C. Code § 41-35-125 ...
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