Trial Theory

Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Lacey Thompson

Trial Theory
How Do Indictments Work in South Carolina?

How Do Indictments Work in South Carolina?

Indictments are a “charging document,” and they are required in every General Sessions criminal case in South Carolina – if...

Are Stand Your Ground Laws Racist?

Are Stand Your Ground Laws Racist?

Does South Carolina’s “stand your ground” law encourage racial violence? Last week, I read an op-ed that attempts to make...

SC Class Action ACLU Lawsuit Over Right to Counsel Continues

SC Class Action ACLU Lawsuit Over Right to Counsel Continues

Last year, I wrote about the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s (NACDL) report that highlighted the denial of counsel...

Is it Legal to Breastfeed in Public in South Carolina?

Is it Legal to Breastfeed in Public in South Carolina?

I’m not sorry – The next female that tries to whip her boob out to breastfeed in front of my...

Is Kratom Legal in South Carolina? Should it Be?

Is Kratom Legal in South Carolina? Should it Be?

Kratom has been under fire from the federal government for some time now, but it is still sold legally in...

No Rule for Order of Closing – State v. Shands

No Rule for Order of Closing – State v. Shands

In January of 2017, we thought the SC Supreme Court had finally fixed the problem of prosecutors sandbagging in their...

Expungement Law Veto Overridden by SC Legislature

Expungement Law Veto Overridden by SC Legislature

Gov. Henry McMaster tried to stop lawmakers from allowing people with minor, non-violent drug convictions to have their criminal records...

In America, It’s Okay to Sentence Someone to Death for Being Gay

In America, It’s Okay to Sentence Someone to Death for Being Gay

The jurors had to choose between the death penalty and life in prison. While struggling with their decision, they debated...

Justice in America – Who is Alice Johnson?

Justice in America – Who is Alice Johnson?

Here’s a sentence you probably never expected to read: Donald Trump did the right thing by rejecting – at least...

When Can My Child Be Charged as an Adult in SC?

When Can My Child Be Charged as an Adult in SC?

Someone broke into Union County High School and made a big mess, and 15 students have been arrested and charged...