What Is the PTI Program in South Carolina?

When someone is charged with a crime in South Carolina, and it is their first offense, they may be eligible to enter the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program. This program allows people to avoid jail time and a traditional prosecution. You do not have to plead guilty in order to enter

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If you have been charged with a crime in South Carolina, you may have been told that it is either a misdemeanor or a felony. If you have ever been questioned by police, they may have told you that you faced felony charges to impress you with the deep trouble

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You have the right to remain silent- use it! Under our State and federal constitutions, you have a right not to answer questions from police and other law enforcement officers, but YOU must be the person to assert that right. Officers receive extensive training into how to get you talking

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Don’t Plead Guilty Before Reading This

If you have been thinking about making a guilty plea for a criminal charge the following may be one of the most important things you ever read. When you face a criminal charge, your first hearing will be an arraignment. Typically, a defendant will not enter a “guilty” plea at

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Hiring for a Successful Client Relationship

Hiring someone to represent you is just the first step in what should be the development of a working relationship with your attorney. We at McKinney, Tucker and Lemel feel that the ongoing development of this relationship is a key factor in achieving a successful outcome for you. As you

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