Larceny in South Carolina

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Chances are you’ve heard the term “larceny” mentioned as a spectator, whether in news stories, police reports, social media posts, or your favorite crime drama series. But if you’re facing charges of larceny, it’s important to know what is considered larceny in South Carolina and what kind of punishments it can carry. What is Larceny?…

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Types of Fraud in South Carolina

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Fraud is a matter that’s taken very seriously in South Carolina. Depending on the type, fraud charges can result in a felony conviction at either the state or federal level, and the most serious charges can carry jail time or heavy fines. WHAT IS FRAUD? Fraud is a deliberate act, or failure to act, to…

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How can the Traffic Education Program get my South Carolina ticket dismissed?

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One of the first questions we often get as defense attorneys is, “how do I get this ticket dropped?” While not all tickets are able to be dropped or dismissed, most of the tickets we handle at SeiferFlatow are able to be reduced.  If you do not meet the guidelines for dismissal, or we believe…

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Domestic Violence in South Carolina: Charges & Penalties

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Being charged with domestic violence is a serious offense, and it can have long-lasting effects on not only your relationship but your personal rights. Many times, domestic violence charges can have an impact in family law, and family court, so it is very important that your criminal charges are handled with the utmost care.  In…

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Owning a Gun in South Carolina: What You Need to Know

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South Carolina is not an open-carry state, meaning it is a crime to walk around and openly carry a gun or firearm. In May 2021, South Carolina’s governor signed into law legislation that will allow a concealed weapons permit holder to carry their firearm openly while in public. The Open Carry with Training Act will…

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Understanding Simple Possession of Marijuana in South Carolina

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While states across the country have passed legislation to legalize marijuana, South Carolina has not. Marijuana is still a crime punishable by fines and potential jail time.  The Legal Definition of Marijuana in South Carolina In South Carolina, marijuana has a lengthy legal definition. It is so much more than just the physical weed you…

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What happens if I receive a Failure to Appear?

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In Charlotte, missing your court date, even by accident, can have serious consequences. Failing to show up for DWI, felony drug, or domestic violence charges can result in an Order for Arrest being issued. Failing to show up to your court date for a traffic citation can result in the suspension of your driver’s license.…

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Everything you need to know about expungement in North Carolina

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Expungement is the process that seals or “erases” a conviction, charge, or arrest from public record. When an arrest or criminal conviction is expunged from a person’s record, they no longer have to disclose that information on an application for a job, apartment, or higher education. NC’s Second Chance Act: changes you need to know…

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Protesting in Charlotte: Your Rights & What to Do if You’re Arrested

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As an American, you have the right to organize or join together with fellow citizens in protest and peaceful assembly. Though this First Amendment right is not absolute, the government cannot prohibit a public assembly at their own discretion. Time, place, and manner restrictions put in place by government institutions are permissible as long as…

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Common Gun Questions in North Carolina

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According to WBTV, the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a rise in gun and ammo sales not only in North Carolina but also across the country. People are panic-buying guns and ammo just as much as they are buying hand sanitizer and toilet paper. However, it is important to understand that owning a gun does not…

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