Trial Theory

Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Lacey Thompson

Trial Theory
Is the Judge Helping the Prosecutor in Your Trial?

Is the Judge Helping the Prosecutor in Your Trial?

Imagine sitting in a courtroom at the defense table, anxiously waiting for the jury to come in after a short...

Brock Turner – When Should a Defendant Choose Not to Appeal a Conviction?

Brock Turner – When Should a Defendant Choose Not to Appeal a Conviction?

Brock Turner could easily have been sent to prison for years following his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman...

Lawyer Ethics in the Age of Online Marketing

Lawyer Ethics in the Age of Online Marketing

I read the Supreme Court’s ethics opinions as they are released each week, and one thing is clear – South...

Doe v. State – SC Supreme Court Issues New Domestic Violence Decision

Doe v. State – SC Supreme Court Issues New Domestic Violence Decision

The S.C. Supreme Court has reissued its July opinion in Doe v. State, this time finding that South Carolina’s domestic...

Can You be Charged with a Federal Crime that You Have Already Been Sentenced for in State Court?

Can You be Charged with a Federal Crime that You Have Already Been Sentenced for in State Court?

Brittany Drexel disappeared in Myrtle Beach in 2009, and investigators believe that she was kidnapped, trafficked for sex, and then...

False Information to Police Charges in SC

False Information to Police Charges in SC

Senator Paul Campbell, Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, was charged with DUI and lying to police last weekend. His...

Lawyer Dogs and the Right to Counsel

Lawyer Dogs and the Right to Counsel

The Lousisiana Supreme Court held this week that a suspect who asked for a “lawyer dog” did not invoke his...

Prosecutor Suspended for Withholding Evidence

Prosecutor Suspended for Withholding Evidence

California’s State Bar recommended three years of probation beginning with a one-year suspension as sanctions for Orange County prosecutor Sandra...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in SC for Right to Counsel

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in SC for Right to Counsel

The right to an attorney is perhaps one of the most well-known little tidbits about the American legal system, hammered...

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....