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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Columbia, SC

Thompson & Hiller Defense Firm are criminal defense lawyers who only accept criminal defense cases in SC. We have offices in Columbia, SC, and Myrtle Beach SC.Learn More »
Criminal defense lawyers in Columbia SC Myrtle Beach SC

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The criminal defense attorneys at the Thompson & Hiller Defense Firm have obtained dismissals, pre-trial diversion resulting in dismissals, or acquittals following trial in hundreds of cases.Learn More »
Criminal defense lawyers in Columbia SC Myrtle Beach SC

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Myrtle Beach, SC

Thompson & Hiller Defense Firm are criminal defense lawyers who only accept criminal defense cases in SC. We have offices in Columbia, SC, and Myrtle Beach SC.Learn More »

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Involuntary Statement Suppressed by the SC Court of Appeals

In State v. Collins, the SC Court of Appeals suppressed an involuntary statement by the defendant and reversed his convictions for 1st degree arson and conspiracy. Ordinarily, we think of an involuntary statement as one that is obtained by threats and coercion. In this case, although there were threats by law enforcement, the decision seemed ...


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How Do I Get a Bench Warrant Lifted in SC?

Bench warrant in Richland County? What should you do now? The Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office (Richland County Solicitor) is holding a “Fifth Circuit Bench Warrant Resolution Court” event on August 31, September 1, September 7, and September 8, 2021, at Trinity Educational Community Center, 2521 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29204. This is only for people ...


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What Does Statutory Rape Mean?

What is statutory rape in SC? Juliet: O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Romeo: In jail, because thine mother hath called for the constabulary, and I now await trial for statutory rape… Wait, that’s not how the story goes… Or maybe it was before SC incorporated a Romeo and Juliet law (also called a ...


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How do You Explain Reasonable Doubt to a Jury?

One of the pillars of our justice system in America is that no person can be convicted of a crime unless the government proves beyond any reasonable doubt that they are guilty of the crime. But what does reasonable doubt mean? How do you explain “beyond any reasonable doubt” to a jury of 12 people ...


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