October 2018 Archives

What caused the heroin epidemic?

Every day you hear about people dying due to heroin in South Carolina. It may make you wonder how so many people started using such a dangerous drug and continued to the point of addiction. It all leads back to the overprescribing and overuse of prescription opioids. Heroin is cheaper and easier to get opioid that provides the same feeling or high as the prescription alternative.

A few good reasons to abstain from alcohol as a college student

You might be one of many South Carolina college students who are currently studying for and taking mid-terms or finals. You hopefully have a few good study pals to help you achieve your goals. Unfortunately, many students run into problems when they party more than study, which is why some choose to abstain from alcohol altogether.

Were you just defending yourself, but got arrested anyway?

Someone called the police, and it may have been you. However, when police arrived and found you in a physical altercation with one or more people, officers probably just arrested everyone in order to break up the fight with the intention of sorting things out once all was quiet and anyone who needs it received medical care.

Is fighting considered assault?

At one time or another, you may find yourself in a situation where someone challenges you to a fight or involves you in a fight. When this happens in South Carolina, could you face charges of assault? That depends on the situation, but in general, fighting is against the law. The Code of Laws specifies that fighting or even enticing someone to fight is illegal. However, there is one detail to keep in mind. The fight must include the use of a deadly weapon.

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