Prosecutorial misconduct

breach of trust with fraudulent intent

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...

docket control, charleston administrative order

Do Prosecutors Still Control the Docket in SC?

On November 21, 2012, the SC Supreme Court decided State v. Langford – a bombshell opinion that said SC Code...

Edward Lee Elmore

Edward Lee Elmore Passes

I am very sad to hear that Edward Lee Elmore passed away this week. I couldn’t find any news articles...

How Do We Address Prosecutorial Misconduct in South Carolina?

How Do We Address Prosecutorial Misconduct in South Carolina?

There is no remedy for prosecutorial misconduct in South Carolina. Although many of the prosecutors that I have met and...

Another SC Attorney Disciplined for Subpoena Abuse (Not a Prosecutor)

Another SC Attorney Disciplined for Subpoena Abuse (Not a Prosecutor)

The SC Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) recently reprimanded another private attorney for abusing the subpoena power. How many prosecutors...

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...

When Junk Science Meets Jailhouse Snitches

When Junk Science Meets Jailhouse Snitches

Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the State of Texas in 2004 for the arson-murder of his three children. The...

But for Video . . .

But for Video . . .

The good old days when a police officer could execute a person, provide a reasonable explanation, and walk away with...

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested two pilots last year for flying a Lake City helicopter the day before it was...

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

“Unlocking the Truth” is a show on MTV that is investigating the cases of three people who may have been...