Useful information and links for Criminal Law
- You may find out if a person has a criminal case pending or disposed of and also other
case information here.
SC Judicial Department
The case records search is currently available for all counties in South Carolina:Abbeville,
Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston,
Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon,…
- Search any law here. Each title opens into separate chapters and there is so much
information it may be intimidating. However, you can simplify your search by going
to the category you are hoping to search. For example, if you are charged with a drug
crime, it is most likely under Title 44, Chapter 53. Search around, you may be
surprised how much knowledge you may gain from this cite.
South Carolina Legislature Online - South Carolina Code of Laws
- Find most of all forms used by attorneys, judges and court staff here. For those who
cannot afford to hire an attorney, this is an awesome library to help you along.
SC Judicial Department
- This is the Magistrate Judge's Bible. It is used by the Judge to see what he or she must
do in handling particular cases and situations. Everything from bond to trial to DUI.
This is very useful and valuable information.
SCJD Summary Court Benchbook
miranda v. arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966)
- "RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT"...Where did this right come from and what does it
mean? I have linked the 1966 case where the United States Supreme Court first
articulated "Miranda Rights." The Right to Remain Silent is alive and well today. And
the State cannot use your silence against you. What this means is that it is YOUR
choice whether to exercise the right to remain silent. By exercising the right to remain
silent, you are doing just that: shutting up. Even if you do not have a lawyer, you still
own this right to remain silent. Just because you don't have a lawyer does not mean
you have to talk. If you choose to exercise this right (why would you not?) then upon
your being questioned by the police or government agent, simply say "I wish to
remain silent and I want a lawyer." So again, even if you do not have a lawyer or
cannot afford a lawyer, it makes absolutely no difference to your exercise of this right.
This is a much longer post than my usual, and that is because it is so VERY
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- In this recent drug case out of Spartanburg County, decided October 24, 2012, the
Court of Appeals had to rule on search warrant issues and other issues which may be
of interest to you. Take the time to read through this case and educate yourself on how
our courts are thinking and deciding search warrant issues.
- A Veteran's Guide to Criminal Law...is where this link will direct you. If you are a
Veteran and are facing criminal charges, read through this guide which focuses on the
criminal process, sentencing considerations that are specially applicable to veterans
and military members, and the impact of conviction on a veteran's benefits.
A Veteran's Guide to Criminal Law | Stateside Legal
Unfortunately, some veterans will experience trouble with the criminal law. There may be any
number of reasons for this including Post-Traumatic Stress…
- Is your charge eligible for PTI? This link gives information about PTI eligibility.
However, just because your charge is PTI eligible does not mean you should use your
ONLY chance at PTI on this specific charge. You should discuss your charge and your
PTI option with a criminal defense lawyer.
Pre-Trial Intervention Program Information What is pre-trial intervention? PTI is a
Diversionary Program designed for first-time offenders of non-violent crimes. This system
allows the defendant to be diverted from court and enter into a program consisting of
counseling, education, community service...
- If you are on probation or parole, below are the standard supervision requirements.
These are the very minimum. Each individual will have varying requirements in
addition to these.
SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services
Persons on probation, who are ordered to pay restitution to a victim, are also subject to a 20
percent collection fee added to any amount they are ordered…
- A very interesting case on South Carolina's "STAND YOUR GROUND" law.
- Find out if your loved one has been arrested with this new link that shows all the folks
who are being housed at the Union County Jail. These records are updated throughout
the day, so if you have not heard from your loved one in a couple hours and you want
to know if he/she has been arrested, you may click here to find out.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Law Enforcement website designed to provide information about services offered by Union
County Sheriff's Office.