December 5, 2013
Juvenile Crimes, MIP
Columbia Police seem to be exceptional when it comes to handing out Minor In Possession (MIP) tickets. With Five Points and the Vista so close to campus and Gameday being such a scene for alcohol, police seem to bust someone every weekend. MIP charges are pretty common here in Columbia which makes retaining a juvenile crimes attorney imperative to protect your future.
Consequences of a MIP in Columbia, SC
If you are found guilty of a MIP charge, it could severely handicap your future in the following ways:
- Result in the suspension or expulsion from your school;
- Loss of scholarships;
- Limit your educational and career options;
- Permanent criminal record;
- Jail time;
- Community service; and/or
- Monetary fines.
What Do I Do Now?
It is of the utmost importance for you to hire a criminal defense attorney who fight for your freedom and your future. We don’t want a stupid juvenile decision to affect the rest of your life. Please call us today.
December 5, 2013
Orangeburg Teen Posts Video To Facebook Of Criminal Sexual Conduct With Toddler
A 14-year-old teenage girl from Orangeburg, SC allegedly posted a video to Facebook of a toddler performing sex acts on her. The names haven’t been released to date, but the adolescent is in custody and being charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor. The other children in the home have been taken into custody by DSS (Department of Social Services). The 14-year-old claims that she was inebriated at the time and doesn’t remember recording the video that she sent to her boyfriend. The investigation is still ongoing.
Things To Bear In Mind:
Just because you were arrested and charged with a crime, doesn’t mean you’re guilty or that you don’t have rights. In cases like these, the accused is often seen as guilty due to the salacious and disturbing manner of the crime and is usually already found guilty in the court of public opinion. If you have been charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, please don’t wait to reach out to a criminal defense attorney.
December 5, 2013
Three SC Students Steal School Buses, Arrested for South Carolina Criminal Charges
Three male high school students in Laurens, SC were arrested after driving two school buses around a parking lot. All students lacked licenses and at least one was 14-years-old. Because they’re juvenile offenders, their names are being held from the press.
The buses were available because the school gates had been left unlocked and the buses had been left waiting to transport students. The keys to the buses were hidden, and the students apparently found them. The bus drivers failed to follow the school district’s policy of returning the keys at the end of each shift and will be disciplined.
The joyride lasted for about two hours, and the buses were returned scratched. These juveniles were caught on camera.
The students have been charged with the theft of a motor vehicle, but will be charged as minors (because this is their first offense). The school district will also take disciplinary action against the group. Luckily no one was hurt.
If This Sounds Like You
Please contact a criminal defense attorney if you’ve been charged with a juvenile crime to help protect your future.