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Do the police need a warrant to arrest for CDV?
Do the police need a warrant to arrest for CDV?

South Carolina law authorizes the police to make an arrest for CDV without a warrant. The police may only make an arrest for CDV without a warrant when the police either observed the (alleged) crime or (more likely) it was "freshly" committed. When the police make a CDV ...

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  • How should I plead in Court to CDV?

    In South Carolina you can be technically guilty of domestic violence even in cases where there was no physical harm suffered by the alleged victim. ...

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  • What happens if the alleged CDV victim changes their mind and wants to dismiss the charges?

    Often times after the police respond to reported CDV and make an arrest the alleged victim wants to seek to have the charged dropped. The one arrested ...

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  • What happens when someone calls 911 for a domestic dispute?

    Whenever someone calls 911 in regards to a domestic abuse South Carolina's CDV laws and procedures immediately come into play. Even if the caller ...

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  • What are my rights when arrested for CDV?

    If you are placed under arrest for any South Carolina Domestic Violence charge you have important legal rights that come into play immediately. First ...

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  • Do the police have to give Miranda rights as part of a CDV arrest?

    Anyone who has ever watched a police TV show will be familiar with Miranda rights: You have a right to remain silent. Anything you say can and may be ...

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  • Can senior citizens be charged with domestic violence?

    Criminal domestic violence is now a widely prevelant charge in South Carolina. Anyone can be charged with CDV. Unfortunately I am seeing more and more ...

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  • SC Supreme Court Says No Pre-Trial Dismissals of CDV Charges

    Nearly everyone who contacts me about a recent CDV arrest wants the same thing - to have their case either dropped by the prosecutor or dismissed by ...

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  • If I was falsely arrested can I sue the police?

    One of the most frustrating aspects of being falsely arrested for domestic violence is realizing the financial impact that it can have on your life. ...

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  • What happens after you are arrested for CDV?

    When the police decide to arrest someone for a South Carolina CDV charge the next several steps in their case are predictable: First the defendant ...

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