Trial Theory

Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Lacey Thompson

Trial Theory
Finally, Final Closing Argument For the Defense

Finally, Final Closing Argument For the Defense

In State v. Beaty, the S.C. Supreme Court decided that in closing argument, when requested by the defense, the state...

State v. Berry – How to Get Inadmissible Testimony in Front of the Jury

State v. Berry – How to Get Inadmissible Testimony in Front of the Jury

If you are a prosecutor, anyway:  When an objection is sustained, just keep asking similar questions so the jury can...

When Is Brain Damage a Valid Defense?

When Is Brain Damage a Valid Defense?

In Winkler v. State, the S.C. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a capital murder defendant’s case so that his attorneys...

Trump and the Supreme Court

Trump and the Supreme Court

Plenty of people are talking about what Trump’s election will mean for the United States Supreme Court – for example,...

Kohlhepp and SVP Commitments

Kohlhepp and SVP Commitments

Todd Kohlhepp allegedly kidnapped a woman and held her captive on his 100 acre farm in Woodruff, near Spartanburg, S.C. ...

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested two pilots last year for flying a Lake City helicopter the day before it was...

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

“Unlocking the Truth” is a show on MTV that is investigating the cases of three people who may have been...

S.C. Expungement When Charges are Dismissed as Part of a Plea Agreement

S.C. Expungement When Charges are Dismissed as Part of a Plea Agreement

When a person is charged with a crime and the charge is dismissed, the solicitor’s office and SLED must then...

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...