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Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Lacey Thompson

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Manslaughter or Murder, What’s the Difference?

Manslaughter or Murder, What’s the Difference?

Betty Jo Shelby, the white Tulsa police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black motorist last week, was charged...

Horry County Police Department Sexcapades

Horry County Police Department Sexcapades

Four former HCPD officers/detectives were indicted September 15 for misconduct.  They are being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office and...

Kaepernick, Advocacy, and Leadership

Kaepernick, Advocacy, and Leadership

I feel like I should have written about this when it began, and I should have been writing about it...

Confederate Flags and Jury Service

Confederate Flags and Jury Service

Last week a potential juror in York County, S.C. caused a bit of buzz when she appeared for jury duty...

Address Change

Address Change

The Thompson Defense Firm has moved to a new location at 516 29th Ave N. in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Telephone...

Introduction – Lacey Thompson

Introduction – Lacey Thompson

If you didn’t already know, Bobby Frederick has retired from the practice of law and I have taken over Trial...

Utah v. Strieff – can police now stop and search you without probable cause?

Utah v. Strieff – can police now stop and search you without probable cause?

In Utah v. Strieff, decided June 20, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court apparently decided that incremental erosion of our Fourth...

Online Dating Scam

Online Dating Scam

Recently I have been getting a lot of phone calls about an online dating scam.  I wanted to make everyone...

U.S. v. Robertson (4th Cir.) – consent or submission?

U.S. v. Robertson (4th Cir.) – consent or submission?

In U.S. v. Robertson, decided December 13, 2013, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a defendant, who responded...

State v. Sawyer – DUI – non-compliance with videotape requirement

State v. Sawyer – DUI – non-compliance with videotape requirement

State v. Sawyer, decided June 4, 2014, is the latest in a line of DUI cases where the S.C. Supreme...