Criminal Defense

Tips for people who have been charged with domestic violence, to get out of jail and to avoid problems before their charge is resolved.

What is the statute of limitations for a criminal charge, is it different for a misdemeanor or felony offense, what are the exceptions, and what's the difference between the statute of limitations...

How does entrapment work as a defense to criminal charges, and what are the elements of the entrapment defense.

Why evidence of bite mark matching should be viewed skeptically, and can be highly misleading and unreliable.

What happens if you are convicted of an impaired driving charge in South Carolina.

What does it mean for a person to be incompetent to stand trial, and how is it different from the insanity defense.

What is meant by the insanity defense, and how does it work in a criminal case.

What is a writ of habeas corpus, and how to petition a court for habeas corpus relief.

When are the police permitted to stop and temporarily detain you, and what are your legal rights when stopped.

Tips to help you find and hire a good criminal defense attorney.

Commonly used terms, roadside sobriety tests, and breathalyzer technology.

Tips for people arrested for drunk and impaired driving offenses.

An introduction to impaired and drunk driving offenses.

Common defenses that may be presented against a drunk or impaired driving charge, and how they work.

How to get the most out of your relationship with your criminal defense lawyer, and how to avoid and resolve problems that may arise during your criminal case.

How the criminal appellate process works.

What happens during the trial of a criminal case, including a bench or jury trial, from jury selection and instruction through openings, presentation of evidence, closings and verdict.

How charge and sentence bargaining work in criminal prosecutions, when plea bargains are available, and the role of plea bargaining in the criminal justice system.

How a criminal prosecution begins and what happens during later court proceedings.

How criminal charges are determined and the classification of crimes.

How are criminal charges filed and what happens during a criminal prosecution.