Posts Tagged ‘charleston’

June 24th, 2013 | by jim-courtney-administrator

Forfeiture of a vehicle that had been used in drug activity always gets people’s attention, and for good reason. The prevailing myth is that if you are caught with a joint in your car, the police can seize your car and sell it and use the money for themselves. In South Carolina, that is not […]

February 26th, 2013 | by jim-courtney-administrator

A recent South Carolina Court of Appeals case shows to highlight an area of criminal law that routinely baffles the layman: Rule 403, SCRE which states that relevant evidence “may be excluded if its probative value is substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, confusion of the issues, or misleading the jury, or by […]

January 2nd, 2013 | by jim-courtney-administrator

I had two young ladies come in to speak with me recently regarding criminal charges. When they arrived, it quickly became clear to me that they had been charged in the same incident. In fact, they had been charged in the same case, regarding the same contraband. For confidentiality reasons, I can’t be more specific […]

November 12th, 2012 | by jim-courtney-administrator

So, you’ve been convicted, and now you want to take back your guilty plea or get a new trial. In some cases, which are very specific to each case, you may be able to appeal if you went to trial. In order to be granted an appeal, you would have to show you were not […]

May 19th, 2010 | by jim-courtney-administrator

Most people do not understand the difference between a DUI and DUAC, I will attempt to explain both to help you understand the subtle differences.

April 20th, 2010 | by jim-courtney-administrator

Why is it that one act can get a person charged with more than one charge? Many times I have had clients say, “I only did ____________, but they charged me with four crimes!” Lets clear up a couple of misconceptions about this kind of thing. First, this is NOT double jeopardy. According to Black’s […]

April 7th, 2010 | by jim-courtney-administrator

Miranda Rights are not always given when a person is arrested. There is a misconception that this invalidates the arrest. This post explains the reality.

February 1st, 2010 | by jim-courtney-administrator

I practice in all areas of criminal law, from traffic tickets to attempted murder. Particular areas of experience are in criminal domestic violence, DUI, and drug charges.

February 1st, 2010 | by jim-courtney-administrator

I practice in most areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, adoption, child support, wills, powers of attorney, and many other topics within family law.

February 1st, 2010 | by jim-courtney-administrator

If you are hurt in a work related accident or in a traffic accident and you were not at fault, I may be able to help you get back on your feet and recover damages you may be owed.