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You have the right not to testify during your defense

It is often difficult to know what to do or say when faced with a criminal charge, especially if the matter goes to court. If your defense is inadequate, you could face serious penalties, including a prison term or hefty fines. However, as we discussed in a previous article, you are innocent unless proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

South Carolina men charged with drug crimes

It is important to be aware of the legislation surrounding drug possession and use, not only in your home state, but in any state you visit. Being found in possession of something illegal within that state can land you in serious trouble. This in turn can lead to serious legal repercussions, such as hefty fines or even a prison sentence. The type and severity of the punishment depends on the substance involved in the drug charges, its quantity and your perceived intentions.

Can an online scam constitute a federal crime?

Federal charges are not something to be taken lightly. The penalties for such crimes are often severe, so it is important to act quickly in your defense if faced with such allegations. Furthermore, it is important to bear in mind that federal offenses cover a broader range of crimes than you might think. For example, what appears to be a simple online scam might amount to federal wire fraud.

Know your rights concerning blood alcohol tests

During a DUI traffic stop, there are a number of tests you may be asked to submit to. However, in the heat of the moment, you might be unsure how to respond. The fear of incrimination, even if you know you have not been drinking, can make the thought of taking any of these tests intimidating.

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
    • Top Young Attorneys | 2014 | Rising Stars selected by Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement
    • Rated By Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Ryan L. Beasley | SuperLawyers.com
    • Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney By the nafdd | 2013
    • 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.
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