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What is a Household Member?
What is a Household Member?

Under South Carolina law in order for someone to be arrested or prosecuted for Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) it is necessary that the alleged victim be a household member. As defined by South Carolina law a household member is a: Spouse Former spous Male and female who ...

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Blog Posts in 2010

  • Spousal Sexual Battery

    I have included some information on the website applicable to the charge of Spousal Sexual Battery. This is a criminal offense for allegedly raping a ...

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  • Kidnapping and CDV

    I have added some additional information concerning South Carolina kidnapping law to the website. It is not uncommon for a kidnapping charge to be ...

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  • Do I Need to Hire a CDV Lawyer?

    If you have been arrested for domestic violence the first decision you have to make is whether or not you are hiring a lawyer. Many times people ...

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  • Competency to Stand Trial for CDV

    In order for a criminal defendant to stand trial they must be competent to do so. Competency to stand trial is a legal issue that takes into account a ...

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  • Appealing a CDV Conviction

    Under South Carolina law those convicted of CDV have a right to appeal their case. Appeals from CDV 1st convictions obtained in the Magistrate or ...

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  • Study Links Football to Criminal Domestic Violence Arrests

    As reported by the Knoxville News a new study links football to criminal domestic violence arrests. According to the study, entitled "Family Violence ...

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  • South Carolina Supreme Court Opinion Published on CDV Sentencing

    On November 22, 2010, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued an opinion regarding CDV sentencing. The case is Kelvin Nelson vs. Jonathan E. Ozmint in ...

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  • Top Five Pitfalls for Those Arrested for CDV

    Here are the top five pitfalls to be avoided for those just arrested for CDV: 1. Do not try to contact the police officer who arrested you. Attempting ...

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  • What about Spousal Privilege and CDV?

    South Carolina has a limited spousal privilege statute codified in S.C. Code § 19-11-30. This law provides for grounds where married couples cannot be ...

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