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Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Lacey Thompson

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Address Change

Address Change

The Thompson Defense Firm has moved to a new location at 516 29th Ave N. in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Telephone...

Introduction – Lacey Thompson

Introduction – Lacey Thompson

If you didn’t already know, Bobby Frederick has retired from the practice of law and I have taken over Trial...

Utah v. Strieff – can police now stop and search you without probable cause?

Utah v. Strieff – can police now stop and search you without probable cause?

In Utah v. Strieff, decided June 20, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court apparently decided that incremental erosion of our Fourth...

Online Dating Scam

Online Dating Scam

Recently I have been getting a lot of phone calls about an online dating scam.  I wanted to make everyone...

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...