March 28, 2019
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Expungement and Youth

Expungement and Youth The “Tough on Crime” era that began in the ‘80s was intended to keep citizens safer by increasing spending on and devotion to stricter law enforcement and, subsequently, increasing convictions. In 2015, state and local governments spent $181 billion1 on law enforcement endeavors. The criminal justice budget […]
March 21, 2019
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Starting the Expungement Process

Starting the Expungement Process  In the age of the internet, it is easier than ever for potential landlords, employers, higher education admissions offices and youth volunteer organizations to gain access to public records regarding your experiences with the law. Even petty misdemeanors, non-convictions and arrests that never brought formal charges […]
March 15, 2019
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What Can | Can’t Be Expunged

What Can And What Can’t Be Expunged From Your Record In South Carolina   When a person is convicted of a crime, that person usually acquires a criminal record, which can be accessed by future employers, educational institutions and landlords, among others. A criminal record can have serious implications on […]
December 6, 2018
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Defending Title IX Sexual Assault Cases On College Campuses

“Defending Title IX Sexual Assault Cases on College Campuses” Contributed editorial written by Alex Stalvey Introduction On campus sexual assault has been something that has been on the radar of parents, students and college administrators for years. The growing problems of date rape and non-consensual sexual activity between students had […]
August 8, 2017
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The Rising Opioid Epidemic in Upstate South Carolina

Over the past few years, Upstate South Carolina has been facing a serious opioid problem that has grown into an epidemic. Opioid related deaths, particularly those involving the drug fentanyl—the same drug that killed the musician Prince—are rising faster than ever. Opioids include painkillers, such as morphine, methadone, buprenorphine, hydrocodone […]
May 20, 2017
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A Win for the Firm: The Densy Carcano Case

In August of 2015, Densy Carcano was indicted by the federal government on multi-state drug trafficking allegations, conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The indictment alleged a drug conspiracy dating back to 2003 and including nearly 20 individuals throughout the Southeast. If convicted, Mr. Carcano faced a […]