Felonies

Felony versus misdemeanor fraud charges

South Carolina's statutes classify a fraud offense as a felony when an individual allegedly uses deception to obtain valuable goods or property. Providing a counterfeit document or a forged instrument to receive property or services may lead to a felony charge. When...

Is mail fraud a felony?

South Carolina has laws handling mail and wire fraud. Some people believe that these are the same crimes. Some even think they have the same penalties. But they are actually very different. The law treats them as such. The courts treat mail fraud in a much more severe...

The truth about being charged with a felony

Individuals who are convicted of a felony in South Carolina could lose their right to vote or the ability to buy or own a weapon. Traditionally, the public has viewed felons as bad or dangerous people who deserve to lose their rights. While this may be true in some...

Former MLB All-Star sentenced on drug charges

Baseball fans in South Carolina and around the country may recall Esteban Loaiza starting the 2003 Major League Baseball All-Star game. The 47-year-old pitcher's career spanned more than a decade, but his fortunes took a turn for the worse when his minivan was pulled...

Stats about male on female violence

In 2016, there were 48 women killed by men in South Carolina. That is according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, and the report states that most women who are killed by men around the country are murdered with a firearm. It also stated the vast majority of...