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Horry County Jury Finds Gary Bennett Not Guilty of All Charges Stemming From 20-Year-Old Murder Case

Friday, November 20th, 2020

  Mere weeks ago, on October 29, 2020, over 20 years since being arrested for murdering a Horry County woman, Gary Bennett was released from prison and found not guilty of all charges. With Judge G. Thomas Cooper presiding from Camden, South Carolina, the verdict came from a Horry County jury based on arguments during Bennett’s retrial for his acquittal and exoneration. The decision was in response to unearthed witness perjury and false accusations, official misconduct, and lack of DNA … Read more

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The Officer took my license

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

The Officer took my license Now What? Do you have to take a breathalyzer if a cop asks you to? No. In most cases, you shouldn’t. The machine is not as accurate as they would like you to believe – and – why give them evidence to use against you later? But, there are consequences when you either refuse or when you take the test and the result is .15 or higher. Under South Carolina’s “implied consent” law, when you … Read more

Posted in: Criminal Defense, DUI

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Consequences of a DUI

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The Unanticipated Consequences of a DUI Conviction in SC. DUIs are expensive. And I don’t just mean the attorney fees.  A DUI conviction has many hidden costs that most people don’t consider – not just the financial costs, but the possibility of jail time, unanticipated effects on your license, your ability to work, the stress and embarrassment of multiple court appearances, and the effect on your family. What’s the point? No one should plead guilty to a DUI offense in … Read more

Posted in: Criminal Defense, DUI

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Felony DUI

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Felony DUI: An Overview While any charge of driving under the influence is serious, a felony DUI charge is a matter that can carry particularly large consequences. From revocation of a driver’s license to potential jail time, such a charge can be extremely disruptive to one’s life. This article provides an overview of felony DUI, including what raises the charge to the level of a felony and what penalties accompany such a conviction. Felony DUI Defined In South Carolina, it … Read more

Posted in: Criminal Defense

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