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October 2015 Archives

What is Emma's Law?

Charges of driving under the influence have always been serious business in South Carolina. On Oct. 1, 2014, Gov. Nikki Haley signed new legislation into law that considerably strengthened the penalties for drunk drivers. This legislation, known as Emma's Law, is named for a girl who died in an accident involving a repeat DUI offender. Now penalties for drunk driving in South Carolina are stiffer than ever.

What Are Crimes of Deception?

With technology providing people greater interconnectivity than ever before there's an evolution of white-collar crime. Actions enabled through new technologies can still be classified under the 1939 FBI definition of white-collar crime; crimes of lying, cheating and stealing. You may be surprised to find that federal investigators are focusing more than ever on stopping fraud before it begins, so actions taken in a variety of sectors can brings charges before they have any impact. Crimes of deception usually have monetary motivation and even allegations can have serious repercussions for the reputation and business standing of corporations, government contractors and individuals.

Does drug dealing carry heavier penalties than possession?

Many people in South Carolina have come into contact with drugs at one time or another. Maybe a friend or family member had them or perhaps they experimented with these substances themselves. Whatever the case, even this limited contact can get you into trouble, especially if the illegal substances are discovered by the authorities when you are around to be implicated in the crime suspected.

Your attorney may be able to coach you before your trial

No one wants to have to deal with criminal charges, yet it is a sad fact that many people in South Carolina become the subjects of criminal investigations at some point in their lives. Sometimes this can simply involve a few routine questions as part of a wider investigation, but what happens if you are charged with an offense? Whether or not you committed the act you have been accused of, the future might suddenly feel very uncertain. A good defense is critical, yet you may be unsure what to say or do without risking making things worse.

Awards & Accolades Over my career, I have earned a number of honors reflecting my professionalism and commitment to my clients. These awards include:
  • 10 best 2016 client satisfaction American institute of personal injury attorneys | Ryan L. Beasley Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2016 AIOPIA’S 10 Best in South Carolina For Client Satisfaction
  • 10 best 2016 client satisfaction American institute of criminal law attorneys | Ryan L. Beasley Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2016 AIOCLA’S 10 Best in South Carolina For Client Satisfaction
  • rated by super lawyers ryan l. beasley superlawyers.com
  • legal elite of the upstate 2013-2015
  • nationally ranked superior dui attorney by the nafdd 2013

    Recognized as one of the top 75 DUI Attorneys in South Carolina by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD) 2013

  • america's most honored professionals ryan l. beasley
  • greenville business magazine 2015 legal elite of the upstate greenville's top attorneys
    • member of the national trial lawyers top 100 trial lawyers
    • For Ethical Standards & Legal Ability AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell From Lexis Nexis
  • client distinction award
  • Top Young Attorneys 2014 Rising stars selected by peer recognition and professional Achievement
  • national academy of criminal defense attorneys