Mistake of age is not a defense to statutory rape in SC. SC does, however, have a Romeo and Juliet law that protects teenagers 14-18 years old from prosecution for statutory rape.
IP lawsuits can be filed based on copyright violations, trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets, or anytime someone steals your ideas or your creative work for their own profit. Intellectual property lawyers, music and entertainment industry attorneys.
Construction injuries should be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, including falls, broken bones, electrical injuries, and traffic accidents. You may also be able to file a third-party lawsuit for compensation if someone other than your employer was at fault in the accident.
Attempted murder conviction reversed – in State v. Williams, the SC Court of Appeals reversed an attempted murder conviction because there was no evidence of the specific intent to murder presented at trial and therefore the doctrine of transferred intent does not apply.
SC has a motorcycle helmet law, but it only applies to persons under the age of 21. If you are 21 or older, you are not required to wear a helmet in SC or in Myrtle Beach, and not wearing a helmet does not affect your personal injury claim – assumption of the risk and comparative negligence do not apply.
Child support modification in SC – you can ask the court to increase or decrease the amount of child support based on a change in circumstances when the factors used to calculate child support have changed. A change in income, the child’s expenses, custody, or the family make-up may justify a child support modification.
Potential defenses against DUI charges in SC include dismissal under City of Rock Hill v. Suchenski if the officer did not follow the mandatory videotape requirements, suppression of the breath or blood test results, sobriety witnesses, or the statutory defenses to DUAC charges in SC.
Are sole proprietors covered by workers’ compensation in SC? They can be if they notify their insurance company that they elect to be included as an employee or if they are a direct employee of another company whose workers’ compensation insurance covers their injuries.
Do you still have to pay child support if you are unemployed? If you lose your job, you must still make your child support payments unless the court modifies your child support order. Get a child support lawyer in SC to help now, because your back child support will be accumulating in the meantime.
If you were in a car crash while visiting Myrtle Beach, you need a local auto accident attorney on your case who is licensed to practice law in SC, who is familiar with SC laws and court rules, who knows the local courts, clerks, and judges, and who can be your “boots on the ground,” working to get you paid while you are at home in another state.