Posts by Bobby G. Frederick

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...

Brevard County Judge John Murphy

Brevard County Judge John Murphy

I saw this last month but, well, I’ve been away from the keyboard for a few months now.  The video...

Isolated incidents

Isolated incidents

My wife is working on a sociology degree.  In one of her classes, she is working on a project where...

Walker v. State – PCR granted where defense counsel failed to investigate alibi witness

Walker v. State – PCR granted where defense counsel failed to investigate alibi witness

In Walker v. State, decided March 19, 2014, the S.C. Supreme Court upheld the circuit court’s grant of post-conviction relief...

Ex Parte Shurling – no prior approval, no attorney fees

Ex Parte Shurling – no prior approval, no attorney fees

In Ex Parte Shurling, decided April 9, 2014, the S.C. Supreme Court denied approximately $30,000.00 in attorney fees to two...

Question and Answer

Question and Answer

Just in case Google did not have the answer you were looking for, I am here to help.  Some search...

S.C. Police Misconduct Update

S.C. Police Misconduct Update

News reports in the past month: Two Bluffton officers were suspended after a bar fight; one allegedly pulled a gun...

DUI ignition interlock bill passes SC House

DUI ignition interlock bill passes SC House

“Emmas Law” passed the House yesterday with a unanimous vote, and is expected to pass the Senate as well.  The...

Border patrol checkpoint refusal

Border patrol checkpoint refusal

H/T Reason.com – checkpoint officer is polite, friendly, and extremely conscious of protecting motorists’ constitutional rights: (April Fools . ....