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Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Lacey Thompson

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Philando Castile’s Killer Acquitted

Philando Castile’s Killer Acquitted

“We seriously live in a world where texting a white man to death is a crime but shooting a black...

License to Steal

License to Steal

South Carolina’s law enforcement has been addicted to forfeiture money for some time, and cooperation with federal agencies has only...

Am I Free to Go?

Am I Free to Go?

Last week in State v. Spears, the S.C. Court of Appeals reversed a Lexington County conviction for trafficking crack cocaine...

Trump’s Gory Head – Did Kathy Griffin Commit a Crime?

Trump’s Gory Head – Did Kathy Griffin Commit a Crime?

Kathy Griffin’s decision to appear in a controversial photograph holding what looks like Donald Trump’s bloody, decapitated head has been...

State v. Trapp – The Slow Erosion of the Confrontation Clause Continues

State v. Trapp – The Slow Erosion of the Confrontation Clause Continues

The S.C. Court of Appeals upheld a Newberry County conviction for trafficking crack cocaine last week and held that both...

Castle Doctrine Immunity: Reasonable Fear v. Attacked

Castle Doctrine Immunity: Reasonable Fear v. Attacked

In State v. Scott, the S.C. Court of Appeals affirmed the circuit court’s grant of immunity under S.C. Code Section...

When Junk Science Meets Jailhouse Snitches

When Junk Science Meets Jailhouse Snitches

Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the State of Texas in 2004 for the arson-murder of his three children. The...

Police Shootings – Michael Slager Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Police Shootings – Michael Slager Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager pled guilty in federal court last week. Slager, a white police officer, shot...

But for Video . . .

But for Video . . .

The good old days when a police officer could execute a person, provide a reasonable explanation, and walk away with...

Integrity and Mandatory Minimums

Integrity and Mandatory Minimums

Judges are generally prohibited by ethics rules from commenting publicly on cases that they preside over. In Nashville, Tn., we...