Category Criminal Law

Bill 3667 Brings South Carolina in Line with National Trend

Recently there has a been a nation-wide trend to reform sex crime or “age of consent” laws to allow for the type of sexual interaction which occurs frequently between teenagers today. Before these reforms came into effect, high school seniors who dated freshmen or sophomores could find themselves the subject of serious criminal proceedings. Beginning […]

State v. Meggett

In this case, David Meggett was found guilty at trial of first degree criminal sexual conduct and first degree burglary. Meggett raises the following issues on appeal: Did the trial court err in denying his motion for continuance? Did the trial court err in denying his motion for a mistrial and his request for a […]