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My Partner Changed Their Story. Why Am I Still Facing a CDV Charge?

CDV Charge Lawyer in Greenville, South Carolina

If you’re facing a CDV charge in Greenville, South Carolina, you probably have many questions about your legal rights and options. While all criminal domestic violence cases are complicated, the entire situation becomes even more complex when your partner changes their story. If this sounds like your circumstances, reach out to a CDV lawyer in Greenville, South Carolina to discuss your details of your case. Your criminal defense lawyer will be able to explain the nuances of the charges you are facing and why your partner changing their story may not affect your case at all. Understanding a Criminal Domestic Violence...

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Joshua Snow Kendrick Representing Clients in Shooting Case


GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Five people accused in a shooting in Greenville Wednesday afternoon are set to appear in court this afternoon for a bond hearing.WSPA reported last night that Jaquan Devonta Dodd,18, Curtis Lee Collins, 19, Damous Chavon Beasley, 22, Xavier Miguel Concepcion, 22, and Justin Dashun Miller, 22, were all arrested after a man was shot in the head while driving on Rutherford Road near Main Street.Dodd was charged with criminal conspiracy.He was given a $7,500 bond, ordered to wear electronic monitoring and house arrest.Collins was charged with criminal conspiracy and unlawful carrying of a firearm.He given a...

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How Can a Columbia, SC Attorney Help with My Drug Charge?

Drug Charge Lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina

In Columbia, South Carolina, the possession, manufacturing, distribution, sale, purchase or trafficking of illegal substances is strictly prohibited, and there are severe consequences to being charged with any of the above. Not only would you face a lengthy prison sentence and large fines if you receive a drug charge, but these actions will take a substantial and permanent toll on your personal and professional life. After a drug conviction, it is more difficult to obtain employment, rent a house, vote, and gain custody of your own children. This means that if you are faced with a drug charge, you need...

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Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney for My Possession Charge in South Carolina?

Drug Possession Lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina

In South Carolina, it is illegal to possess, sell, or use controlled substances. Possessing any controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in Columbia, South Carolina may establish the crime of drug possession. Knowing what the criminal justice system classifies as possession and what an illegal drug is can help you fight any charges you may be facing. The Basics of Possession Charges in South Carolina Possession of a controlled substance is any substance found:On your person In your vehicle Within your private propertyAn illegal drug is any:Substance deemed dangerous and has no medical use Drug that is addictive with no medical use ...

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Kendrick & Leonard, P.C. Launches Latest Resource for South Carolinians

Criminal Defense Attorney South Carolina

Providing in-depth information is the key to providing all-inclusive representation for the people of South Carolina, publishes kendrickleonard.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Columbia, South Carolina)-- South Carolina was ranked number five in the nation's domestic violence rates last year, making this the state's sixth consecutive year in this position. Drug-related offenses fall not far behind with Greenville and Columbia being prominent points for heroin and methamphetamine production, distribution and abuse. In light of surging arrests in both fields, Joshua Kendrick of Kendrick & Leonard, P.C. has launched the criminal defense and civil litigation law firm's latest resource for those facing such charges."We've handled...

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How Can I Challenge a CDV Charge in Greenville, SC?

Lawyer for CDV Charge in Greenville, South Carolina

Depending on the defendant’s prior history of offenses, criminal domestic violence (or CDV) charges are either a misdemeanor or felony. A CDV charge can follow you for the rest of your life, as CDV charges can make it very difficult to own a house, obtain a job, and retain custody of your children. This is why Greenville CDV attorney is the first person you need to contact if you are facing these charges. Greenville Criminal Domestic Violence Laws South Carolina has one of the highest rates of deaths caused by domestic violence in the United States. This led to legislation being...

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DUI Checkpoints on New Year’s Eve in Columbia

DUI Attorney in Columbia, South Carolina

After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released their latest Traffic Safety Facts report showing clearly that drinking and driving is on the rise in South Carolina, the Highway Patrol announced new safety measures for this holiday season, the most important of them being several DUI checkpoints in Columbia.Indeed, compared to 2015, when there were 979 car accident fatalities overall, and 307 DUI-related (31% of total), 2016 saw 1,015 fatalities overall, out of which 331 (33%) were DUI-related. The increase of 36 (3.7%) overall deaths and 24 (7.8%) DUI-related deaths prompted South Carolina authorities to act promptly and patrol...

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Drug Charges for a First-Time Offender in South Carolina

Attorney for Drug Charges in Columbia, South Carolina

When you find yourself cuffed, sitting in the back of a police cruiser, there is no such thing as a minor arrest, even for a first time offender. You are heading to jail. In South Carolina, it is illegal to possess, sell, or use controlled substances. Possessing any controlled dangerous substance in Columbia, South Carolina could result in you having to face drug charges. What is Considered a Controlled Substance in South Carolina? You can face drug charges for any controlled substance found on your person, in your vehicle, or within your private property. An illegal controlled substance is defined as any...

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