Ryan D Templeton

Ryan D Templeton

Templeton Mims & Ward
  • Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury
  • South Carolina
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Summary

Ryan Templeton graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and began his legal career as a Law Clerk to Circuit Court Judge Diane S. Goodstein. Upon completing his clerkship he took a position as an Assistant Solicitor in Dorchester County. After several years of serving as an Assistant Solicitor in Dorchester County, Ryan expanded his legal career representing individuals in Circuit, Family, and Magistrate Court. Ryan also serves as a part-time Magistrate Judge in Dorchester County. At Templeton Mims & Ward, you will receive exceptional and quality representation when you need it the most, in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingent fees on personal injury cases only
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
ID Number: 101877
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Part-Time Magistrate
Dorchester County
- Current
Partner
Templeton Mims & Ward
- Current
Assistant Solicitor
1st Circuit Solicitor's Office
- Current
Law Clerk
South Carolina Judicial Department
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Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Juris Doctorate
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Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar  # 101877
Member
Current
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South Carolina Bar # 101877
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
21 Questions Answered

Q. If a driver gets into a marked road median prior to a marked turn lane , is this a ticket able offense in South Carolina
A: More likely than not if you are getting into a median you cross a double yellow lane when you enter the turn lane and therefore it would be a traffic violation. I hope this answers your question.
Q. I was recently charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent. I have no idea what to do is I’ve never been through
A: The possible penalties for breach of trust with fraudulent intent depends on the amount of the fraud. If the amount of the fraud is less than $2000 the maximum possible penalty is $1000 (plus additional court fees) or 30 days in jail. If the amount is $2,000-10,000 the maximum penalty is 5 years and if the amount is over $10,000 the maximum penalty is 10 years in prison. The best thing that you can do right now is speak to an attorney in your area that practices criminal defense.
Q. Is it a must to have to speak to a judge on a magistrate charge of trespassing on train trussle
A: The ticket that you were issued should state if you are required to appear or if you can just pay the fine. On your ticket there should be red writing where it indicated if your appearance is required.
Q. If you have a warrant for a vop in florida on a felony . it has been a year and a half and a cop runs your id
A: When a warrant is placed into NCIC (National Crime Information Center) database the issuing agency set the area from which they are willing to extradite. For instance, some warrants will be issued for Nationwide extradition some will be instate pickup only. It really just depends on the agency that has issues the warrant.
Q. If i violated my probation and sentenced to 90 days in the county jail in S.C. do I receive good time for time served
A: You should receive credit for good time while in the county jail.
Q. I was question about an incident and the investigator stated a DNA sample was required. Nothing to hide I complied.
A: As long as you voluntarily provided the sample the officer was legally able to take the sample and use it in his investigation as well as any subsequent prosecution. If law enforcement comes back to talk to you any more you really should have an attorney present with you before you answer any questions.
Q. Can a DNA sample be sent from police evidence to a lab and back 4 times and the chain of custody not be questioned?
A: The chain of custody of any evidence can always be called into question but normally with out a failure of the state to call the necessary witnesses the evidence will be admitted into evidence. It is up to a good defense attorney to make sure to bring those issues to the jury to call that evidence into question.
Q. I am on probation in Greenville SC. I was put on PTUP. My probation officer told me I had to pay everything
A: In order for your probation to terminate all monies owed may be paid. This includes restitution, court costs, supervision fees, and any other fees that have been assessed by probation(drug test, etc.)
Q. Can you be charged with burglary 3 in general sessions and burglary 3 in municipal Court at the same time.
A: If you are looking at the charges on the public index it is more likely than not that one is an entry from bond court/prelim court which is in magistrate court and the second entry is the actual pending charge in general sessions court.
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Contact & Map
Templeton Mims & Ward
133 E. 1st North St.
Suite 4
Summerville, SC 29483
USA
Telephone: (843) 285-5090