It’s not quite the Twinkie defense, but a Little Debbie snack cake was at the heart of one Sumter County man’s appeal of his murder conviction. The South Carolina Court of Appeals on Nov. 5 unanimously reversed the conviction, in ...Read More »
News that S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean H. Toal had been meeting with solicitors to discuss a new system for managing the state’s criminal trial docket – and that they were close to going public with a plan – hit some prominent members of the defense bar like a punch in the gut.Read More »
For decades, Raleigh lawyer Joe Cheshire has been one of North Carolina’s most successful and highest-profile criminal defense attorneys. He also has earned a reputation as one of the most respected lawyers in any field of practice. Lawyers Weekly writer David Donovan — until recently himself a practicing criminal defense lawyer — visited Cheshire in his Raleigh office to ask him to share his wisdom with readers.
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The stodgier among us might scoff at the idea of advertising DUI and criminal defense legal services on those paper wristbands that are forced on patrons at bars and nightclubs. But Columbia lawyer Bubba Cromer appreciates a good gimmick. “There’s a glut of lawyers where I live and a lot of them spend tens of thousands of dollars a year on advertising,” he says. “I’m a solo and I don’t have that kind of money for advertising. I’ve got to try creative and innovative ways to get my name out there.”Read More »