Juvenile criminal defense

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...

Fourth Circuit Rules Disturbing Schools Lawsuit Can Go Forward

Fourth Circuit Rules Disturbing Schools Lawsuit Can Go Forward

A federal appeals court held that students have a valid claim that South Carolina’s “disturbing schools” law chills their First...

The Dangers of Teens and Sexting

The Dangers of Teens and Sexting

South Carolina does not have a “sexting law.” But that doesn’t mean that sending nude or sexually explicit photos on...

Horry County Schools May Begin Drug Testing Students

Horry County Schools May Begin Drug Testing Students

Sitting around the table for family dinner at the end of a long day, you begin the daily decompression, debriefing,...

SC Juvenile Justice and Wilderness Camps

SC Juvenile Justice and Wilderness Camps

Children charged with crimes in South Carolina have their cases heard in the family court instead of the criminal courts....

Is Myrtle Beach’s Teen Curfew Effective?

Is Myrtle Beach’s Teen Curfew Effective?

Is any teen curfew effective? Most scientific studies that have been conducted, some decades ago, have concluded that teen curfews...

Speak the truth or say nothing at all

Speak the truth or say nothing at all

Many criminal defense clients come to their lawyer with one of two problems – they talked to detectives before calling...

Miller v. Alabama – mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles is unconstitutional

Miller v. Alabama – mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles is unconstitutional

In Miller v. Alabama, decided today, the United States Supreme Court held that mandatory LWOP sentences for juveniles violates the...

Forced religion in the court system

Forced religion in the court system

A judge in Mississippi has received a public reprimand and 30 day suspension for, among other things, requiring church attendance...

Graham and Comstock

Graham and Comstock

Two important criminal defense related opinions were released by the USSCT today – Graham v. Florida and United States v....