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Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Lacey Thompson

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More Than One in Four South Carolina Sheriffs Have Been Accused of Crimes

Who’s policing the police in SC? In the past ten years, sheriffs in more than one in four SC counties...

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SC Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws – A Formula for Theft, Greed, and Public Corruption

SC Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws – A Formula for Theft, Greed, and Public Corruption SC’s civil asset forfeiture laws need...

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State v. Holcombe – Breach of Trust Conviction Reversed Because of Solicitor’s Comments

In State v. Holcombe, the SC Court of Appeals reversed convictions for breach of trust with fraudulent intent and obtaining money...

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Police Can Lie to You

In case you didn’t know: police can lie to you. Police will lie to you to get you to confess...

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Burglary in SC – What Does “Appurtenant To” Mean?

What does “appurtenant to” mean? In State v. Massey, the SC Court of Appeals affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of Massey’s...

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Just a Cog in the Machine

In an article for Slate, Seth Stevenson writes about how he served as a juror in 1998, helped convict two men...

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Assault Charges Dismissed But…

We recently had a client’s case dismissed – she was facing assault charges after she was attacked for, in the attacker’s opinion,...

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Why Do We Need Black History Month?

Why do we need Black History Month? I’ve heard people say, “Why do we need Black History Month? We don’t...

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Systemic Racism in Columbia, SC – Refusal to Stop on Command of Officer

In 2017, 133 people were charged in the City of Columbia under municipal ordinance Sec. 10-36, “refusal to stop on...

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Should We Send Drug Addicts to Treatment Instead of Prison?

The United States, with the highest incarceration rate in the world, is still locking up drug offenders in prisons. Why?...