Trial Theory

Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Lacey Thompson

Trial Theory
Can a Lawyer Win Every Case?

Can a Lawyer Win Every Case?

Every case can be won. But how? I’m not saying that I win every case, or that any lawyer wins...

On Being a Female Criminal Defense Lawyer in the #Metoo Age

On Being a Female Criminal Defense Lawyer in the #Metoo Age

I am female. I am a criminal defense lawyer. I am a female criminal defense lawyer who defends clients accused...

What is Mutual Combat in SC?

What is Mutual Combat in SC?

Mutual combat in SC can be a confusing subject – I’ve had people ask me several times, “is mutual combat...

Ridgeville Correctional Institute, Local Jails Not Being Evacuated for Hurricane Florence

Ridgeville Correctional Institute, Local Jails Not Being Evacuated for Hurricane Florence

We’ve known for the past week or so that a major hurricane was likely headed for the SC coast. When...

It’s Still a Crime to Feed the Homeless in Myrtle Beach – Is That Constitutional?

It’s Still a Crime to Feed the Homeless in Myrtle Beach – Is That Constitutional?

It seems to me that there is a clear divide nationwide between people who have the capacity for empathy and...

Is There a Breathalyzer for Marijuana?

Is There a Breathalyzer for Marijuana?

If you are pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) in South Carolina, you can expect to take a...

How Do We Address Prosecutorial Misconduct in South Carolina?

How Do We Address Prosecutorial Misconduct in South Carolina?

There is no remedy for prosecutorial misconduct in South Carolina. Although many of the prosecutors that I have met and...

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...