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Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Lacey Thompson

Trial Theory
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...

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...