WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUPERVISED AND UNSUPERVISED PROBATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA?

When a person is charged with and eventually convicted of a crime, one common punishment that may be inflicted as part of the sentence is probation. Essentially, probation refers to a specific period when an offender can either be released from ...

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HOW TO BEAT A FELONY DRUG CHARGE — WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you have been arrested and charged with drug possession, this can result in a felony—a serious offense with the potential for lifelong consequences. But is there a way out? What can you do to help your case to have the best possible outcome? ...

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What Happens When You Get Arrested for Marijuana?

Despite the growing number of states—and, most recently, Canada—that have legalized the use of marijuana (or “weed”) for medical and/or recreational purposes, possession, use, and sale of marijuana is still illegal in South Carolina, even if ...

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HOW TO FIND A GOOD LAWYER FOR DRUG CHARGES

When you are charged with a drug-related crime, quickly obtaining counsel to defend you is extremely important. But how do you find a good lawyer who handles drug charges, and what should you look for in selecting a criminal defense lawyer in ...

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HOW LONG DOES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STAY ON YOUR RECORD?

A domestic violence charge can negatively impact your life. Even if you are not convicted and the charges are dropped, the arrest becomes part of your permanent record and can negatively affect your future in many ways—personally and ...

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Beyond the Legal Implications of a Domestic Violence Charge

When you have been charged with domestic violence, there are many implications beyond the obvious potential legal troubles of jail time and fines.  Here, we’ll drill down into all the challenges that can result from a domestic violence charge, ...

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How Defense Attorneys Approach Fraud Cases

Many law firms offer an aggressive and comprehensive approach to defense of their clients, but don’t offer a lot of specifics as to how they arrive at their defense strategies. At The Leventis Law Firm, we don’t work on your behalf while you are ...

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Is Domestic Violence a Felony or Misdemeanor?

What constitutes domestic violence? When is it considered a misdemeanor and when is it considered a felony? South Carolina’s laws will be the focus. SOUTH CAROLINA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS Criminal domestic violence laws in South Carolina are ...

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Should I Plead Guilty or Not Guilty at My First Court Appearance?

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you’re likely urgently seeking answers on what to do and not to do when the day of your first court appearance arrives (the “arraignment”). One of the earliest questions our clients often ask ...

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