A DUI is a serious criminal offense in South Carolina. The legislation governing DUI offenses in this jurisdiction is very stringent. This means that whether you are a first-time offender or have multiple DUI offenses in your record, you may find yourself with potential penalties or even serving jail time. Therefore, it is imperative to […]
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The Importance of Obtaining a Police Report in Columbia, SC
The moments immediately following an accident can be characterized by confusion, stress and physical pain. This usually makes it difficult to know exactly what actions to take.
No-Knock Warrants in South Carolina: Are They Legal?
A knock at the door by an officer with a search warrant is never welcome. Now imagine there isn’t a knock. Instead, the door suddenly bursts open, and police rush in. This can be terrifying for you, your family, and the officers, and until recently, it was completely legal. What is a no-knock search warrant? […]
Are You Entitled to a Bond in South Carolina?
I’ve been accused of a crime. Will I receive a bail? Let’s talk about bonds, and whether you’ll receive a bail for whatever crimes that you’ve been accused of committing. I’m Tyler Bailey, the founder and managing attorney at Bailey Law Firm, and I represent people who’ve been accused of committing crimes all throughout South […]
How to Get a Temporary Alcohol License After a DUI Arrest in South Carolina
Being Accused of DUI in South Carolina I’m Tyler Bailey, the founder and managing attorney at Bailey Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina. I represent individuals who have been accused of committing crimes throughout the state. I often represent people who have been accused of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in South Carolina. In those […]
Getting Through a Marijuana Charge in Columbia, SC
In Columbia, SC, marijuana is considered illegal, and possession of the drug can get you in a lot of trouble. Your custody, cultivation, or distribution of marijuana attracts severe charges. As such, being arrested for marijuana possession can be a very confusing experience for you and your family. Your best shot at making it through […]
Search and Seizure – Understanding Your 4th Amendment Rights
The Constitution serves to provide citizens of the United States with specific rights. The 4th Amendment helps protect your privacy no matter where you are. There are both safeguards and exceptions to the constitutional right. Here is what you need to know about the 4th Amendment. What is the 4th Amendment? The 4th Amendment prevents people from experiencing unreasonable […]
Knowing Your Right to Remain Silent in South Carolina
“You have the right to remain silent.” It’s a line that we’ve all heard tossed around on dramatic cop shows and movies. But what does it really mean for you when you are facing an encounter with the police? It’s crucial to be aware of your legal rights in high-pressure scenarios in order to ensure […]
What You Should Do if Your Friend or Loved one is Arrested
Finding out that a friend or loved one has just been arrested can be frightening and overwhelming. Besides being worried about them, you likely have countless questions and don't know where to turn. As a criminal defense attorney, I often receive phone calls day and night from people seeking help to get their their loved one out of jail.
What Happens After a DUI Arrest In South Carolina Part 2
A DUI conviction in South Carolina is a serious offense, and the General Assembly has enacted stiff penalties to punish South Carolina drivers who elect to get behind the wheel under the influence. Here's what you need to know about what happens after a DUI arrest in South Carolina.