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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.

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.

South Carolina men face turtle-trafficking penalties

Federal charges are generally a serious matter, and a conviction could turn your life upside-down. Aside from the possibility of ending up in prison or being fined huge sums of money, the mark on your criminal record can heavily impact your future. You might even find that friends and family treat you differently once they hear of your conviction, and even before it reaches that point, the pressures of a criminal investigation can place a strain on your relationships with loved ones.

Can an insanity plea spare you from conviction?

Every year in South Carolina, innumerable people go through the criminal justice system. Some have been accused of misdemeanors while others face more serious charges. Many are even charged with federal offenses, which can carry particularly hefty penalties. Being convicted of a crime of this nature can severely impact your future, so the first thing you will need to do is begin to plan your defense.

Evidence acquired in breach of your rights may be invalid

As most residents of South Carolina know, the penalties for a federal crime can be extremely severe, often outweighing the consequences of an equivalent charge tried on a state level. On top of this, if you have been charged with such a crime, you also have the worry of the effect conviction could have on your future. Aside from the possibility of losing a period of your life to a prison sentence, the mark on your record could have a damaging effect on your prospects.

What is double jeopardy avoidance?

As many people in South Carolina know, criminal charges can drastically affect all areas of your life, even before you can get to your trial. Some people will make decisions ahead of time as to whether they believe you are guilty or not. You may be suspended from your job and the emotional strains and stresses of the investigative process can take their toll on you and your loved ones.

Many hate crimes prohibited by federal law

As most families in South Carolina will teach their children, it is important to do to others as you would have them do to you. Promoting this sort of kindness and tolerance will not only help them have happy lives, but may also help to protect them from legal trouble in the future. It is not always easy to remain tolerant of the people around you, particularly if they are going out of their way to make your life harder.

South Carolina sheriff faces prison time

Criminal charges are never good news. No matter how minor the alleged offense, being the subject of a criminal investigation can have a dramatic impact on your day-to-day life, your reputation and even your home environment. This in turn can put you under great emotional stress, which can in turn have a negative effect on your work and family life. Unfortunately, once you have been charged with a crime, it could still be a long time before the case is settled. All you can do is work toward getting your name cleared.

Great responsibility can lead to serious accusations

Any form of criminal charge can change your life indefinitely. However, as many residents of South Carolina are aware, federal charges can be even more severe. In many cases they carry greater fines, longer sentences and harsher repercussions. However, something that not everyone realizes is that it is not only individuals that can be charged with federal crimes. Entire firms can even be charged under certain circumstances.

Federal convictions can often be far more serious

Crime is taken very seriously in South Carolina and officers are extremely dedicated to tracking down offenders and seeing that they are held accountable for their actions. Unfortunately, this can mean that innocent people occasionally come under suspicion as investigators work to get to the bottom of a crime. However, you are considered innocent unless proven guilty beyond any reasonable doubt. So if this happens to you, all is not lost.

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