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November 2015 Archives

Sexting involving minors is a federal crime

As cellular networks evolved, it was probably inevitable that they would be used to send explicit photographs. Sexting, as it is colloquially referred to by mass media, is the digital transmission of sexually explicit or suggestive photos via cell phones. This phenomenon is not limited to adults; there are dozens of stories of teenagers sending suggestive photographs to one another. The problem with rapidly advancing technologies is that the law has trouble keeping pace.

Four arrested in Georgetown during drug raid

Following complaints by neighbors of drug activity, DEU agents and Georgetown Sheriff's executed a search warrant on a residence. Once inside, the police arrested the four suspects. A search of the house revealed several grams of marijuana, cocaine, scales, packaging materials, illegal firearms, prescription pills, over $12,000 in cash and various stolen property. These four suspects are implicated in a multitude of crimes including drugs, firearms and distribution charges.

It is easier than you think to infringe on a copyright

Everyone knows the classic way to violate a copyright, downloading music. Downloads violate copyrights because in addition to stealing an idea, federal law also prohibits using a copyright in a manner not prescribed by the copyright holder. This means that republishing material and posting material could also violate copyrights. Republishing material could be as sinister as stealing someone's article or as innocent as using a photo from Google image search.

Understanding criminal charges in South Carolina

When clients come to the Greenville law firm of Ryan L. Beasley, Attorney at Law, many of them are scared and confused because they do not understand the criminal charges they face and are unsure of how to defend themselves against those charges. A large part of our job as a criminal defense law firm is to support our clients by ensuring they understand their charges, the judicial process and their defense options.

South Carolina politician agrees to plea deal for federal crimes

A former member of the South Carolina General Assembly has finally been sentenced after signing a plea agreement several months ago. Thad Viers will serve over three years in prison and must pay restitution in the amount of $875,000 for his involvement in federal crimes. His sentencing marks the end of criminal proceedings that began with his indictment in August 2014.

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

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    • 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
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