Expungements

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...

Mugshots.com Owners Arrested and Charged with Extortion

Mugshots.com Owners Arrested and Charged with Extortion

When you are charged with a crime, your arrest record and booking photo are public information – even if the...

New SC Expungement Law Will Allow Expungement of Minor Drug Convictions

New SC Expungement Law Will Allow Expungement of Minor Drug Convictions

The South Carolina House and Senate have passed a bill that expands the types of convictions that are eligible for...

Mistaken Identity – Lucky Whitehead Lucks Out

Mistaken Identity – Lucky Whitehead Lucks Out

The Dallas Cowboys cut wide receiver Lucky Whitehead last week after discovering that he had been arrested for shoplifting and...

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...

South Carolina expungement laws

South Carolina expungement laws

In 2009, South Carolina’s expungement laws were amended, doing away with the administrative fee for expungement after a dismissal or...

New amendments to South Carolina expungement law

New amendments to South Carolina expungement law

On June 2nd, a bill was signed into law that will stop the solicitor’s offices from charging a fee to...

Expungement of youthful offender convictions clarified by S.C. Supreme Court

Expungement of youthful offender convictions clarified by S.C. Supreme Court

In Gay v. Ariail, decided last week, the South Carolina Supreme Court held that a person can have their record...