Posts Tagged ‘criminal attorney’

August 22nd, 2013 | by jim-courtney-administrator

Many people are familiar with the concept that police officers cannot keep a person pulled over for an unreasonable length of time without a good reason. However, that is an unreasonable length of time and what is a good reason are both concepts that are open to interpretation. A recent case in the South Carolina […]

April 10th, 2013 | by jim-courtney-administrator

A recent Court of Appeals case highlights an area of evidence that is often overlooked. In the case of State v. Mario Tynes, (Appellate Case No. 2010-162946), the defendant was arrested after Horry County Police pulled over the vehicle he was in after a citizen had called in saying a vehicle matching that vehicle’s description […]

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 […]