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How Has COVID-19 Changed The Legal Process?

COVID has changed the way we perform almost anything we do on a regular basis. It's changed the way we go grocery shopping; the way we get food from restaurants; and the way we socialize with the people we love. Many people also have found the way that they do their job to have changed drastically over the past few months, whether that be reduced in-person meeting; spread out office space; or working remotely. Lawyers have not been exempted from this. The way law is practiced has been impacted greatly by COVID, but that does not mean that the legal process has slowed or stopped.

What will embezzlement charges mean for you?

Facing criminal charges is a grave threat to your future, especially when you are up against white collar criminal allegations, such as embezzlement. While a white collar case lacks an element of violence, these are not victimless crimes, and the federal government takes these cases seriously. You should take your situation seriously as well. 

Embezzlement is a criminal offense that involves the mishandling of funds entrusted to a person. These can be large, complex cases, or they can involve something as seemingly minor as a cashier taking money from a register. Regardless of the nature of your case, it is in your interests to work quickly to develop a strong defense strategy and confront the case against you. There is a lot on the line, but you do not have to face it alone.

The implications of bank fraud charges

A conviction of any type of white collar crime can result in penalties that will alter the direction of your future. You could spend time behind bars and suffer other consequences that will affect your long-term opportunities, personal freedom and reputation. Bank fraud is a common type of white collar crime, and if you are facing these charges, you need to know what you are up against.

Bank fraud is a criminal act that involves causing financial harm to a banking institution. It can take many different forms, but it is always done with the intention of financial gain. If convicted of this federal offense, you could face up to 30 years in prison. You would be wise to take your case seriously and seek experienced defense counsel as soon as possible.

Ryan Beasley named to Legal Elite of the Upstate

Ryan Beasley has been named a Legal Elite of the Upstate for 2020 in the Criminal Law category.

A South Carolina native, Beasley graduated from Wofford College and then earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2000. He served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John C. Few and then worked as an Assistant Solicitor with the 13th Circuit Solicitor's Office and before eventually practicing law at Price, Ashmore & Beasley PA and then opening Ryan Beasley Law. At Ryan Beasley Law, Beasley focuses on criminal law.

Elvis Presley's Legal Legacy

Elvis Presley is best known for his massive influence on rock and roll as we know it, appropriately nicknamed "The King" or "The King of Rock and Roll." While his musical legacy has lived on for years and deserves to be recognized, many people are not nearly as aware of the legal legacy that has followed Elvis throughout his life and even after his death. As we approach the 43rd anniversary of his death, we'd like to explore the lawsuits that Elvis and his estate have been involved in over the years.

Did you know sober people can fail field sobriety tests?

Are you under the impression that field sobriety tests are definitive indicators of intoxication? Do you believe that you are required to participate in these tests if asked by a police officer? If you answer yes to either or both of these questions, keep reading.

First, field sobriety tests are not as accurate as you think or police would have you believe. Second, you do not have to participate in these tests.

Ryan Beasley selected for inclusion to the 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers list

This month Ryan was selected for inclusion to the 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers list for 2020 in the Criminal Defense category. This recognition is a really high honor, not only because of the title, but also because of how it is decided.

Super Lawyers recognizes the best lawyers in the state through a rigorous process that involves peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. Solely being nominated is already very gratifying. However, at the end of the patented, multi-stage process, the attorneys with the highest number of points are recognized by Super Lawyers.

PPE fraud on the rise during the pandemic

One of the most important Senate hearings of the year happened last week, and I can guarantee that you likely missed it. Don't worry, there was a lot happening in the news. Even the media barely noticed the hearing with the mundane, even benign, title of "COVID-19 Fraud: Law Enforcement's Response to Those Exploiting the Pandemic."

However, as an attorney who handles criminal matters in South Carolina, this case definitely got my attention. And not just because the hearing was led by one of the two U.S. Senators from the Palmetto State.

Drug use can harm higher education opportunities

You worked hard to get into the college of your choice. You even earned a scholarship or received federal aid to help you pay for it. Life was going great, and then it happened. You found yourself charged with illegal drug use. Now, you are wondering how this may affect everything.

The state of South Carolina, and the colleges and universities located there, do not treat drug-related crimes lightly. If convicted on a drug use charge, your higher education opportunities may shrink drastically.

Doctor at the center of prescription drug case is going to prison

Medical providers in South Carolina and elsewhere try to do what they believe is best for their patients. In doing so, though, they sometimes cross lines that can have criminal consequences. If convicted, those consequences can be severe.

Recently, a doctor in a nearby state received a prison sentence for the illegal distribution of prescription drugs to his patients. While his punishment seems harsh, it could have been far worse.

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
    • 10 best 2016 client satisfaction American institute of criminal law attorneys
    • Martindale-Hubbell | Distinguished | Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement | 2019
    • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 40 Under 40
    • Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney By the nafdd | 2013
    • Top Young Attorneys | 2014 | Rising Stars selected by Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement
    • Rated By Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Ryan L. Beasley | SuperLawyers.com
    • America's Most Honored Professionals | Ryan L. Beasley
    • Martindale-Hubbell | Client Champion | Gold / 2019
    • Expertise | Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Greenville
    • 2015 Legal Elite of the Upstate | Greenville's Top Attorneys
    • Legal Elite of the Upstate
    • Legal Elite of the Upstate 2013-2018
    • Client Distinction Award | Ryan L. Beasley, Esq.
    • Client Champion 2019 | Ryan L. Beasley | Gold
    • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards | Ryan L. Beasley, Esq.

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