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Operation Homefront Defense

Spartanburg County is participating in a pilot program with the U.S. Attorney's Office in which some domestic violence cases are being prosecuted in Federal Court. Not all cases qualify, and ones that do typically involve use of a firearm by a previously convicted felon or ...

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Blog posts in South Carolina Criminal Law

  • How Your Record Looks After an Arrest

    There are a lot of bad things about being arrested for domestic violence. No-contact orders can tear apart your family; legal and bail bond fees can ...

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  • Charged with domestic violence over the holidays?

    No one is surprised that the holiday season results in an uptick in DUI charges. But did you know that this is also the time of year where many people ...

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  • Five Popular Myths About CDV Cases

    1. If your partner simply asks to have the charge dismissed it will go away. There is a "no drop" policy in place that applies to domestic violence ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 DVHAN Conviction in Lexington County. The case is State vs. ...

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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. ...

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  • 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 ...

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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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