One Lowcountry prosecutor is making some changes he says will help in the fight against domestic violence.
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The South Carolina Attorney General's Office is sending one of its attorneys to Batesburg-Leesville once a month to prosecute criminal domestic violence cases. The prosecutor will head to the Lexington County town starting in January to try all first offense criminal domestic violence cases. Currently, whose cases are prosecuted by law enforcement officers.Read More »
Of the 55 words in North Carolina’s proposed constitutional amendment on marriage, three carry much potential for confusion: “domestic legal union.” As family law attorneys ponder how the amendment, if approved on May 8, would affect practice in areas like domestic violence, child custody and end-of-life decisions, they tend to focus on that phrase.Read More »
State v. Chase Even though defendant was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature (CDVHAN) as well as criminal sexual conduct, the trial court applied the Rape Shield Statute to exclude videotapes of prior consensual sexual activity between defendant and the victim. It was incumbent upon defendant to seek an additional ruling under Rule 403, SCRE, but he failed to do so. Thus, any argument regarding admissibility of the videotapes as they relate to CDVHAN is not preserved for our review.Read More »
State v. Blackwell-Selim. (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-046-11, 3 pp.) (Per Curiam) Appealed from Horry County Circuit Court. (Steven H. John, J.) On writ of certiorari to the Court of Appeals. S.C. S. Ct. Click here for the full text of ...Read More »