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Susan E. Williams

Susan E. Williams

Law Office of Susan E. Williams
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law ...
  • South Carolina
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I Am a Native South Carolinian I grew up on the rural outskirts in the midlands of South Carolina. Growing up I enjoyed fishing for bream, bass, and catfish. A good day in the country was spent riding bikes, eating boiled peanuts, swimming in the Edisto River, and tending to Brahma cows. I attended a small high school and my focus was always furthering my education. Why I Pursued Law After graduating from high school, I went on to the University of South Carolina, proud to be a Gamecock fan. Shortly after my freshman year I was held up at gunpoint and carjacked. It was a frightening ordeal, but in the end I "made lemonade out of lemons" and decided to pursue a career in Criminal Justice. I completed an internship in the SC State House and another internship at the Richland County Drug Court. I was so excited about the prospect of being a lawyer that I graduated in three and a half years from USC with a 3.7 GPA by taking summer school courses (that, combined with my AP credits from high school). I always had some kind of part time job. I babysat before I was old enough to work. I was incredibly driven and realized quickly the harder I worked, the more I accomplished. I worked in a small ladies clothing store, Hallmark card stores, was an academic tutor in college, helped students with disabilities, had holiday employment at the mall, and even landed a job as a courier at a small law firm (Tompkins and McMaster Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina). That little law firm had some powerful lawyers that encouraged and inspired me. I ended up getting into law school and I knew I would be happy doing exactly what I enjoyed. And I was right. I was the first lawyer, and first lady lawyer in the history of my family. And I wasn't finished making history. Hard work pays off.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law

    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes

  • DUI & DWI

  • Juvenile Law

  • White Collar Crime

  • Municipal Law

  • Domestic Violence

    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Additional Practice Areas
  • Drug cases
  • Federal Drug Trafficking Cases
  • Bank Fraud
  • Expungements
  • Probation Violations
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglaries, Shoplifting, Larceny
  • Marijuana, Meth, Cocaine, Crack, Prescription Drugs, Ectasy, Molly, Bath Salts
  • Criminal defense
  • Drug Forfeitures/ Drug Seizures
  • Heroin, Crank
  • Underage Drinking, Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Forgery, Grand Larceny, Possession of Stolen Goods
  • Implied Consent Hearings
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Hit and Run
  • Firearms violations, Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun, Obliterated Serial Number,
  • Weapons on School Grounds, Disturbing Schools
  • Federal Drug Conspiracies
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Accept cash, cashier's check, and money orders.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Susan E. Williams
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Trusted advisor for people who are in trouble with law enforcement.
Prosecutor-criminal domestic violence and other crimes
Dorchester County Solicitor's Office
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Prosecuted and tried criminal cases.
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Member, Honor Council
Activities: Member, Environmental Law Journal
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University of South Carolina - Columbia
B.S. (1998) | Criminal Justice
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Honors: 3.7 overall GPA, Graduated in 3.5 years, with honors, Cum Laude
Activities: Alpha Chi Omega National Sorority, Academic Tutor- Office of Students with Disabilities, Academic Tutor- SC Athletics Program
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Awards
President
Dorchester County, SC Bar Association
Cum Laude (with honors)
University of South Carolina
Awarded at graduation from the University of South Carolina at Columbia for an overall 3.7 GPA.
Professional Associations
South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Dorchester County Bar Association
member
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Charleston County Bar Association
member
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Francis Willis SPCA
Former Board Member
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South Carolina Bar Association  # 70217
Member
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SC Department of Natural Resources
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Activities: volunteered to help endangered species.
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Women's Club
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Activities: Club meets once a month with a key note speaker.
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United States District Court for the District of SC Criminal Justice Act
Panel Attorney
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Activities: Providing quality criminal defense representation in federal court to indigent clients.
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Summerville Chamber of Commerce
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Fraternal Order of Police, Tri-County Lodge
Attorney
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Activities: Provide quality representation for members of the Fraternal Order of Police
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Confidential informants aka "snitches" exposed
www.swilliams-law.net
Getting someone out of jail in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Motion to Modify Bond Condition in SC: No Contact with Victim
www.swilliams-law.net
Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Laws in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Everything you need to know about state and federal criminal conspiracies
https://www.swilliams-law.net
Burglary in SC: Charges & Penalties
www.swilliams-law.net
Assault and Battery in SC: The Complete List of Charges
www.swilliams-law.net
South Carolina's Two Strike/ 3 Strike law
www.swilliams-law.net
What are the laws on THC Vape Oil in SC?
www.swilliams-law.net
Grand Larceny in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Do I need a paralegal degree? Clarify your paralegal career path
Rasmussen College
How to Manage a Small Law Firm
Upjourney.com
Top 10 Questions about the Breathalyzer Test
www.swilliams-law.net
IEP's (Individual Education Programs) and the Juvenile Justice Program
Learning Success System
SC DUI laws: everything you need to know
www.swilliams-law.net
Business Strategies to Get Work Done with Fewer Staffers
Federal News Network
What to do after a DUI arrest in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Getting Back on the Road After an Alcohol Related Incident
www.swilliams-law.net
Helping At-Risk Youth: Preventing Juvenile Delinquency
www.swilliams-law.net
How Has the #Metoo Movement Impacted Allegations of Domestic Violence
www.swilliams-law.net
Is your loved one suffering from alcoholism?
www.swilliams-law.net
DUI Checkpoints: do they make the roads safer?
www.swilliams-law.net
Signs of Domestic Violence & Abuse
www.swilliams-law.net
5 Defenses to a DUI case in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
SC Field Sobriety Tests: How Breathalyzers Work
www.swilliams-law.net
SC Field Sobriety Tests: Part 3: One Leg Stand
www.swilliams-law.net
SC Field Sobriety Tests: Part 2: The Walk and Turn Test
www.swilliams-law.net
SC Field Sobriety Tests: Part 1: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
www.swilliams-law.net
What to expect at a federal sentencing hearing
www.swilliams-law.net
Step by Step DUI Process
www.swilliams-law.net
Federal Sentencing Guidelines
www.swilliams-law.net
Overview of White Collar Crime charges in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Top 17 Questions about Federal Drug Charges
www.swilliams-law.net
Embezzlement in SC: Charges and Penalties
www.swilliams-law.net
8 Questions about Electronic Monitoring in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Arraignments in SC Federal Court
www.swilliams-law.net
Armed Robbery in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
SC Youthful Offender Act (YOA) in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
10 Common Questions about House Arrest in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Grand Larceny in SC: Punishments and Penalties
www.swilliams-law.net
ABC's of Suppression Hearings
www.swilliams-law.net
ABC's of Suppression Hearings
www.swilliams-law.net
Crack Cocaine 101
www.swilliams-law.net
Heroin charges in SC: Everything you need to know
www.swilliams-law.net
Everything you need to know about cocaine charges in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Everything you need to know about Meth charges in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
All you need to know about Marijuana charges in South Carolina
www.swilliams-law.net
9 Questions about Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Rights at DUI checkpoints and Roadblocks in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
What to do if there is a warrant out for your arrest in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
How to get a no contact order dropped in a domestic violence case in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
20 popular questions about shoplifting in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
How much are court costs in SC?
www.swilliams-law.net
What is a pretrial conference in SC?
www.swilliams-law.net
What is a preliminary hearing in SC?
www.swilliams-law.net
How Expungement Works in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
9 Popular Questions about Assault and Battery in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
What happens after a DUI arrest in SC?
www.swilliams-law.net
What happens after a DUI arrest in SC?
www.swilliams-law.net
"NEW" SC LAW on Domestic Violence (CDV)
www.swilliams-law.net
Top 20 most asked questions about SC drug charges
www.swilliams-law.net
10 Things Clients need to know
www.swilliams-law.net
What is the Miranda Rule in SC?
www.swilliams-law.net
Top 16 Questions Answered about Juvenile Charges in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Your Questions Answered about Bond Hearings in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Can I get a CDV charge dropped in SC?
www.swilliams-law.net
DUI fines and penalties in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Court Costs: An Added Cost for DUI's in SC
www.swilliams-law.net
Will I go to jail if I am convicted of DUI?
www.swilliams-law.net
Is a DUI a felony or misdemeanor in SC?
www.swilliams-law.net
How long is your license suspended for a DUI in SC?
www.swilliams-law.net
How much is the fine for Driving Under the Influence in SC?
www.swilliams-law.net
Speaking Engagements
DUI Field Sobriety Tests , Reese Joye DUI Seminar , Webinar (due to COVID) originally scheduled in Columbia, SC
SC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL)
Taught a class on the Field Sobriety Tests at a DUI Continuing Legal Education Seminar/Webinar for DUI defense lawyers in South Carolina. www.scacdl.org
Ethics and Reputation Management , Defending the Modern Drug Case , Originally Las Vegas, Nevada (but due to Covid it was a Webinar)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
https://www.nacdl.org/Content/Defending-the-Modern-Drug-Case-Online-Training Taught Continuing Legal Education to a national group of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Apple Podcasts- The Direct Examination Podcast , This is a podcast, not a conference , https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-22-lean-law-with-susan-williams/id1431622831?i=1000474255677
The Direct Examination Podcast
The Direct Examination Podcast featured guest is Susan Williams. She is discussing how to run a lean law firm on a budget.
DUI Field Sobriety Tests , Momentum: DWI and DUI Advocacy , Myrtle Beach, SC
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Was selected to be a CLE speaker for attorneys in SC and NC. Spoke on the topic of DUI Field Sobriety Tests.
Goals for Young Women , Summerville, SC
Pinelands Group Home
Motivational speaker for young women in a group home.
Juveniles in the Court System , Charleston School of Law
Charleston School of Law
Certifications
Concealed Weapons Permit
SC Law Enforcement Division
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Costs of a DUI
Blog
Will I go to jail if I am convicted of DUI?
Blog
Criminal Domestic Violence Law in SC
Blog
How can I get a Criminal Domestic Violence charge dropped in SC?
Blog
Everything you need to know about Meth Charges in SC
Videos
Can the Government listen in on telephone conversations between SC inmates and third parties? If you or someone you love is incarcerated, you do not need to discuss anything about... Are jail calls recorded?

Can the Government listen in on telephone conversations between SC inmates and third parties? If you or someone you love is incarcerated, you do not need to discuss anything about...

When you appear in person or by video for your bond hearing you will be subject to bond conditions, such as not leaving the state of SC, staying out of... Bond Conditions

When you appear in person or by video for your bond hearing you will be subject to bond conditions, such as not leaving the state of SC, staying out of...

If the police lie to you and tell you they have evidence against you and they really don’t, is this legal? Find out in this video. Can police lie to you?

If the police lie to you and tell you they have evidence against you and they really don’t, is this legal? Find out in this video.

Can you get arrested for DUI if you are almost home? Picture this situation: you were less than a mile from home and get pulled over.  Can you cruise... DUI and almost home

Can you get arrested for DUI if you are almost home? Picture this situation: you were less than a mile from home and get pulled over. Can you cruise...

How can you possibly be charged with Driving Under the Influence if you were not actually driving at the time you were arrested? The State/ Government has the burden of... Can you get DUI if you weren’t driving at time of arrest?

How can you possibly be charged with Driving Under the Influence if you were not actually driving at the time you were arrested? The State/ Government has the burden of...

What is ADSAP? Is ADSAP necessary to obtain my driver's license after a DUI? What is the process of getting into ADSAP? Is ADSAP court ordered? Do I need an... ADSAP (Alcohol Drug Safety Action Plan)

What is ADSAP? Is ADSAP necessary to obtain my driver's license after a DUI? What is the process of getting into ADSAP? Is ADSAP court ordered? Do I need an...

In this video you will  learn the reasons why court dates are delayed and rescheduled.  You may be wanting to get your case behind you as soon as... Why court dates are continued and rescheduled

In this video you will learn the reasons why court dates are delayed and rescheduled. You may be wanting to get your case behind you as soon as...

If you are working off criminal charges as a confidential informant, what are your rights? What are the rules of confidential informants? Does a confidential informant testify at a trial?... Confidential Informants’ Rights [2020]

If you are working off criminal charges as a confidential informant, what are your rights? What are the rules of confidential informants? Does a confidential informant testify at a trial?...

If there is a grammatical error or typo on my ticket or warrant does my case get dismissed? Should I tell my lawyer about typos on my police report?

Disclaimer: 
Please... Typos on tickets and warrants

If there is a grammatical error or typo on my ticket or warrant does my case get dismissed? Should I tell my lawyer about typos on my police report? Disclaimer: Please...

If you or someone you know was arrested they were given bond conditions that they have to follow as a condition of their release from jail.  The conditions are... Bond conditions

If you or someone you know was arrested they were given bond conditions that they have to follow as a condition of their release from jail. The conditions are...

No contact orders and the victim is calling you... can you answer? What if the victim wants to have contact with you and a no contact order with your bond... No contact orders and victim contacts defendant

No contact orders and the victim is calling you... can you answer? What if the victim wants to have contact with you and a no contact order with your bond...

Will your statements to police be used against you? What is the Miranda law? Does your case get thrown out if the police didn't read you your Miranda Rights? When... Statements to police [2020]

Will your statements to police be used against you? What is the Miranda law? Does your case get thrown out if the police didn't read you your Miranda Rights? When...

Getting someone out of jail: if you are a friend or relative of the person in jail and have never been through the process of getting someone out of jail,... Getting someone out of jail

Getting someone out of jail: if you are a friend or relative of the person in jail and have never been through the process of getting someone out of jail,...

Coronavirus update including we are open for business.  

We are not physically in the office but are actively working remotely. 

Call us for any questions. Coronavirus Update (2020)

Coronavirus update including we are open for business. We are not physically in the office but are actively working remotely. Call us for any questions.

FELONY BUI [Boating Under the Influence] is a serious crime in SC.  

Jail time or prison time for BUI (Boating Under the Influence)?

Fine for BUI (Boating Under  the... FELONY BUI (Boating Under the Influence [2020])

FELONY BUI [Boating Under the Influence] is a serious crime in SC. Jail time or prison time for BUI (Boating Under the Influence)? Fine for BUI (Boating Under the...

What is embezzlement and white collar crime? What are the elements and penalties? Will you be charged in state court or federal court? 

Embezzlement article: https://www.swilliams-law.net/blog/category/embezzlement
WANT MORE INFO ON CRIMINAL... Embezzlement and white collar crime, state and federal

What is embezzlement and white collar crime? What are the elements and penalties? Will you be charged in state court or federal court? Embezzlement article: https://www.swilliams-law.net/blog/category/embezzlement WANT MORE INFO ON CRIMINAL...

Armed Robbery in South Carolina: See the companion blog article here: https://www.swilliams-law.net/blog/category/armed-robbery

WANT MORE INFO ON CRIMINAL LAW IN SC? Check out my website for blog articles that I have been... Jury Trial vs. Bench Trial

Armed Robbery in South Carolina: See the companion blog article here: https://www.swilliams-law.net/blog/category/armed-robbery WANT MORE INFO ON CRIMINAL LAW IN SC? Check out my website for blog articles that I have been...

What are the elements and defenses of armed robbery? What is a deadly weapon? Do you actually have to possess or present a deadly weapon during an armed robbery? The... ARMED ROBBERY

What are the elements and defenses of armed robbery? What is a deadly weapon? Do you actually have to possess or present a deadly weapon during an armed robbery? The...

What can you expect when you hire Susan? Expect the lines of communication to be open.  Your legal matter is important and you need a lawyer that has the... Don't be Intimidated by Attorneys. It is important to find the attorney that is a good fit for you.

What can you expect when you hire Susan? Expect the lines of communication to be open. Your legal matter is important and you need a lawyer that has the...

What’s my best advice if you are pulled over by law enforcement? The correct way to handle a traffic stop.  

WANT MORE INFO ON CRIMINAL LAW IN SC? Check... A real lawyer answers: what to do when you get pulled over by police

What’s my best advice if you are pulled over by law enforcement? The correct way to handle a traffic stop. WANT MORE INFO ON CRIMINAL LAW IN SC? Check...

SC has a brand new expungement law regarding YOA's (Youthful Offender Act).  If you are trying to get something expunged off of your criminal record/ rap sheet that you... Brand new 2019 Expungement Law & YOA (Youthful Offender Act)

SC has a brand new expungement law regarding YOA's (Youthful Offender Act). If you are trying to get something expunged off of your criminal record/ rap sheet that you...

House Arrest: what does it mean? What do you have to do? Who sets house arrest? How do you get on house arrest? When do you get on house arrest?
WANT... House Arrest

House Arrest: what does it mean? What do you have to do? Who sets house arrest? How do you get on house arrest? When do you get on house arrest? WANT...

Eliminate all points and fines associated with your SC speeding ticket without hiring an attorney.  Points on your license can mean vehicle insurance hikes and no one wants that!... BEAT a SC speeding ticket: no attorney necessary: DIY free tips

Eliminate all points and fines associated with your SC speeding ticket without hiring an attorney. Points on your license can mean vehicle insurance hikes and no one wants that!...

Is your criminal record holding you back from your dream job, degree, apartment rental, or future? This video guides you step by step through the expungement application process in SC.... Expungements: Step by Step Guide

Is your criminal record holding you back from your dream job, degree, apartment rental, or future? This video guides you step by step through the expungement application process in SC....

There are some factors that should be taken into consideration when facing criminal charges and you have an Individual Education Plan.  What should parents or guardians know when their child is facing criminal charges? This video gives you some great pointers from the time of the arrest through if and when the child goes to court, is sentenced, and detained through the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), including alternative placement. IEP’s & Juvenile Criminal Cases

There are some factors that should be taken into consideration when facing criminal charges and you have an Individual Education Plan. What should parents or guardians know when their child is facing criminal charges? This video gives you some great pointers from the time of the arrest through if and when the child goes to court, is sentenced, and detained through the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), including alternative placement.

A clean criminal record erases past mistakes.  Certain misdeamors in SC are eligible for expungement.  Certain offenses are not eligible.  Get a sneak peak at the new, updated expungement law as of 2019! Learn if you are eligible for a domestic violence 3rd degree expungement.  Did you know there are different time periods that you must wait beginning from the date of your conviction to be eligible for an expungement? Learn all about it in this video. WANT MORE INFO ON CRIMINAL LAW IN SC? Check out my website for blog articles that I have been writing for years: www.swilliams-law.net WHAT DO MY CLIENTS AND OTHER LAWYERS SAY ABOUT ME? It’s all on  Avvo: https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/29483-sc-susan-williams-4381757.html Justia https://lawyers.justia.com/lawyer/susan-e-williams-1500862 Martindale: https://www.martindale.com/organization/law-office-of-susan-e-williams-156140717/ TWEET THIS VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b768s8Bocvw&t=1s Say hi on social: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ATTYswilliams Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolinaladylawyer/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolinaladylawyer/ Find me on: Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Carolinaladylawyer/pins Google Plus: https://plus.google.com+AttorneySusanWilliams Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/law-office-of-susan-e-williams-summerville Facebook: www.facebook.com/carolinaladylawyer/ Updated Expungement Laws: Misdemeanor Expungements, including Domestic Violence

A clean criminal record erases past mistakes. Certain misdeamors in SC are eligible for expungement. Certain offenses are not eligible. Get a sneak peak at the new, updated expungement law as of 2019! Learn if you are eligible for a domestic violence 3rd degree expungement. Did you know there are different time periods that you must wait beginning from the date of your conviction to be eligible for an expungement? Learn all about it in this video. WANT MORE INFO ON CRIMINAL LAW IN SC? Check out my website for blog articles that I have been writing for years: www.swilliams-law.net WHAT DO MY CLIENTS AND OTHER LAWYERS SAY ABOUT ME? It’s all on Avvo: https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/29483-sc-susan-williams-4381757.html Justia https://lawyers.justia.com/lawyer/susan-e-williams-1500862 Martindale: https://www.martindale.com/organization/law-office-of-susan-e-williams-156140717/ TWEET THIS VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b768s8Bocvw&t=1s Say hi on social: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ATTYswilliams Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolinaladylawyer/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolinaladylawyer/ Find me on: Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Carolinaladylawyer/pins Google Plus: https://plus.google.com+AttorneySusanWilliams Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/law-office-of-susan-e-williams-summerville Facebook: www.facebook.com/carolinaladylawyer/

What are 3 factors in choosing a criminal attorney? What should you consider when hiring an attorney for your criminal case? This decision can be the most important decision you make for your future. Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney

What are 3 factors in choosing a criminal attorney? What should you consider when hiring an attorney for your criminal case? This decision can be the most important decision you make for your future.

Are criminal charges showing up on your criminal record that you want to get rid of? Why is a charge that you were found not guilty on showing up on your criminal record? Why is a charge that was dismissed showing up on your criminal record? Clean up your criminal record. Expungements and Dismissed Criminal Charges

Are criminal charges showing up on your criminal record that you want to get rid of? Why is a charge that you were found not guilty on showing up on your criminal record? Why is a charge that was dismissed showing up on your criminal record? Clean up your criminal record.

Are you prepared for your first arraignment? Can you navigate the federal criminal justice court system? An arraignment is your first impression and appearance with a US Magistrate Court Judge that will be deciding whether you will remain in jail or be released. What is an arraignment in Federal court?

Are you prepared for your first arraignment? Can you navigate the federal criminal justice court system? An arraignment is your first impression and appearance with a US Magistrate Court Judge that will be deciding whether you will remain in jail or be released.

What if your case is in the media? How should you dress for court? What are some general courtroom rules that you need to know? Should you follow the advice of friends and family who are not lawyers? How do you make a good record for the court reporter or recording device at court? BE READY FOR COURT!

What if your case is in the media? How should you dress for court? What are some general courtroom rules that you need to know? Should you follow the advice of friends and family who are not lawyers? How do you make a good record for the court reporter or recording device at court?

From simple possession to trafficking drugs, learn the tactics used by criminal defense attorney Susan Williams.  Learn about field tests versus lab tests, chain of custody, consent, Miranda, drug labs and probable cause for the arrest.  207 E. 3rd N. St., Summerville, SC 29483 (843)607-9800 LOOPHOLES: DRUG POSSESSION DEFENSES

From simple possession to trafficking drugs, learn the tactics used by criminal defense attorney Susan Williams. Learn about field tests versus lab tests, chain of custody, consent, Miranda, drug labs and probable cause for the arrest. 207 E. 3rd N. St., Summerville, SC 29483 (843)607-9800

How can you get the kids' activities scheduled, pay bills, get things done around the house, afford two residences and run a household if your bond condition prohibits you from having contact with the victim? It is possible to have this bond condition changed, but only through a Judge granting permission.  Even if the victim is contacting you, you cannot have contact with the victim.  Why? Because you are the one that must follow the bond restriction, not the victim.  The Law Office of Susan E. Williams helps victims and defendants file motions to modify the bond conditions so that your family can be reunited if that is what the victim voluntarily wishes to do.  207 E. 3rd North St, Summerville, SC 29483.  843-607-9800.  For more information, go to my Blog article on this topic at http://www.swilliams-law.net/blog/how-to-get-a-no-contact-order-dropped-in-a-domestic-violence-case-in-sc How to get a no contact order dropped

How can you get the kids' activities scheduled, pay bills, get things done around the house, afford two residences and run a household if your bond condition prohibits you from having contact with the victim? It is possible to have this bond condition changed, but only through a Judge granting permission. Even if the victim is contacting you, you cannot have contact with the victim. Why? Because you are the one that must follow the bond restriction, not the victim. The Law Office of Susan E. Williams helps victims and defendants file motions to modify the bond conditions so that your family can be reunited if that is what the victim voluntarily wishes to do. 207 E. 3rd North St, Summerville, SC 29483. 843-607-9800. For more information, go to my Blog article on this topic at http://www.swilliams-law.net/blog/how-to-get-a-no-contact-order-dropped-in-a-domestic-violence-case-in-sc

What jail time and/or fine are you facing for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana convictions in SC? For a first, second and third conviction? Are these felonies or misdemeanors? Is there mandatory jail time? Find out in this video and the corresponding blog article at  http://www.swilliams-law.net/blog/all-you-need-to-know-about-marijuana-charges-in-sc Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana 1st, 2nd and 3rd level offenses in sc

What jail time and/or fine are you facing for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana convictions in SC? For a first, second and third conviction? Are these felonies or misdemeanors? Is there mandatory jail time? Find out in this video and the corresponding blog article at http://www.swilliams-law.net/blog/all-you-need-to-know-about-marijuana-charges-in-sc

Can the police set up a roadblock to purposely stop people for DUI? In SC, yes.  The checkpoints are not legal in every state, but they are still legal in SC.  Police must follow certain guidelines. Dui checkpoints and roadblocks

Can the police set up a roadblock to purposely stop people for DUI? In SC, yes. The checkpoints are not legal in every state, but they are still legal in SC. Police must follow certain guidelines.

How do you know if you or a loved one’s alcohol consumption rises to the level of being an alcoholic? In this video we examine the signs and symptoms of alcoholism, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and what motivates an alcoholic.  Attorney Susan Williams handles alcohol related cases in SC including Boating Under the Influence (BUI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Felony DUI, Felony BUI, minor in possession of alcohol, and public disorderly conduct. Alcoholics

How do you know if you or a loved one’s alcohol consumption rises to the level of being an alcoholic? In this video we examine the signs and symptoms of alcoholism, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and what motivates an alcoholic. Attorney Susan Williams handles alcohol related cases in SC including Boating Under the Influence (BUI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Felony DUI, Felony BUI, minor in possession of alcohol, and public disorderly conduct.

If your SC driver's license has been suspended as a result of a DUI arrest, there is a way to obtain a temporary alcohol license. You must follow the instructions and deadlines included in this video to get you back on the road and driving legally. HOW TO DRIVE LEGALLY AFTER YOUR LICENSE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR DUI

If your SC driver's license has been suspended as a result of a DUI arrest, there is a way to obtain a temporary alcohol license. You must follow the instructions and deadlines included in this video to get you back on the road and driving legally.

If you are wondering if you are eligible to get your criminal record deleted or expunged in SC, I can help you.  Has your criminal record been holding you back from jobs, joining organizations, etc? You may have been procrastinating thinking this will be too expensive or too overwhelming.  Go to the SLED website and run your criminal record.  Once I have that, I can tell you if you are eligible for a good candidate expungement application.  Good news! As of 2019, there is brand new expungement law so if you were not eligible in the past, you may be now.  Contact me to find out. GET YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGED

If you are wondering if you are eligible to get your criminal record deleted or expunged in SC, I can help you. Has your criminal record been holding you back from jobs, joining organizations, etc? You may have been procrastinating thinking this will be too expensive or too overwhelming. Go to the SLED website and run your criminal record. Once I have that, I can tell you if you are eligible for a good candidate expungement application. Good news! As of 2019, there is brand new expungement law so if you were not eligible in the past, you may be now. Contact me to find out.

The court process can be confusing! Depending on where you were given your Simple Possession of Marijuana ticket or citation, you could end up in Magistrate or Municipal Court.  Certain law enforcement agencies' cases are held in certain courts.  For example, a town police officer's case will be held in Municipal Court.  On the other hand, a Sheriff's Deputy or Highway Patrol case will be held in Magistrate Court. WHAT COURT WILL HEAR MY MARIJUANA CASE?

The court process can be confusing! Depending on where you were given your Simple Possession of Marijuana ticket or citation, you could end up in Magistrate or Municipal Court. Certain law enforcement agencies' cases are held in certain courts. For example, a town police officer's case will be held in Municipal Court. On the other hand, a Sheriff's Deputy or Highway Patrol case will be held in Magistrate Court.

Before you go to court without a lawyer, you need to know the collateral consequences, if any, of entering a plea of guilty or simply "paying the fine."  If you are convicted of simple possession of marijuana in SC, you possessed less than 1 oz (28 grams) of weed. But what happens after the case is closed? Will you still be able to drive around with a valid driver's license?  Learn the current law (which is different from the old law) on this video! WHAT IF YOU LOSE YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE BECAUSE YOU ARE FOUND GUILTY OF A MARIJUANA CHARGE?

Before you go to court without a lawyer, you need to know the collateral consequences, if any, of entering a plea of guilty or simply "paying the fine." If you are convicted of simple possession of marijuana in SC, you possessed less than 1 oz (28 grams) of weed. But what happens after the case is closed? Will you still be able to drive around with a valid driver's license? Learn the current law (which is different from the old law) on this video!

If you are eligible, you can get a marijuana charge dismissed in SC?. If you have no prior criminal convictions and law enforcement gives you a ticket for possession of marijuana under an ounce (28 grams), you may be eligible for the PTI program.  If the arresting law enforcement officer consents and the judge consents and the prosecutor (if there is one) consents, you could enter and complete the PTI program.  The result: your criminal record is expunged. How to get a marijuana charge dismissed

If you are eligible, you can get a marijuana charge dismissed in SC?. If you have no prior criminal convictions and law enforcement gives you a ticket for possession of marijuana under an ounce (28 grams), you may be eligible for the PTI program. If the arresting law enforcement officer consents and the judge consents and the prosecutor (if there is one) consents, you could enter and complete the PTI program. The result: your criminal record is expunged.

What is the penalty (jail time and/or fine) for simple possession of marijuana in SC? What amount is considered simple possession of marijuana in SC? Is marijuana legal in SC? Is simple possession of marijuana a misdemeanor or felony in SC? Simple possession of marijuana drug charges in SC

What is the penalty (jail time and/or fine) for simple possession of marijuana in SC? What amount is considered simple possession of marijuana in SC? Is marijuana legal in SC? Is simple possession of marijuana a misdemeanor or felony in SC?

In SC, there are two types of possession of drugs: actual possession and constructive possession.  Actual possession means the drugs are on the person (i.e. in their pockets).  Constructive possession means the person had dominion and control over the drug(s). SC marijuana drug cases actual possession and constructive possession of drugs

In SC, there are two types of possession of drugs: actual possession and constructive possession. Actual possession means the drugs are on the person (i.e. in their pockets). Constructive possession means the person had dominion and control over the drug(s).

When the video and audio recording equipment malfunctions while recording the Field Sobriety Tests for a SC DUI, law enforcement is required to provide a sworn affidavit with a specific explanation.  This is a possible defense in a DUI or felony DUI case in SC Defenses to a DUI case in SC

When the video and audio recording equipment malfunctions while recording the Field Sobriety Tests for a SC DUI, law enforcement is required to provide a sworn affidavit with a specific explanation. This is a possible defense in a DUI or felony DUI case in SC

How to get a criminal case dismissed in SC through the PreTrial Intervention Program (PTI).  If you qualify and complete the program, your case will be expunged. How to get criminal case dismissed

How to get a criminal case dismissed in SC through the PreTrial Intervention Program (PTI). If you qualify and complete the program, your case will be expunged.

Timeline for a General Sessions criminal case in SC: what to expect from arrest to trial Criminal case: how long does it take to resolve?

Timeline for a General Sessions criminal case in SC: what to expect from arrest to trial

What to do if you find out you have an outstanding arrest warrant. Arrest warrants: what to do about them

What to do if you find out you have an outstanding arrest warrant.

What if you are arrested and law enforcement does not speak your native language? What if the police that arrest you for a DUI do not speak your native language?

What if you are arrested and law enforcement does not speak your native language?

Were you arrested for DUI or another alcohol related offense while visiting SC? Were you arrested for a DUI while vacationing in SC?

Were you arrested for DUI or another alcohol related offense while visiting SC?

Are Field Sobriety Tests optional in SC DUI investigations? Are DUI Field Sobriety Tests in SC optional?

Are Field Sobriety Tests optional in SC DUI investigations?

Attorney Susan E. Williams represents people who have been arrested for DUI and felony DUI. DUI Attorney in the Charleston, SC area: Susan E. Williams

Attorney Susan E. Williams represents people who have been arrested for DUI and felony DUI.

Meet Susan E. Williams, Attorney Criminal Defense Attorney in the Charleston, SC area

Meet Susan E. Williams, Attorney

Attorney Susan E. Williams presents Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers on Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence Laws

Attorney Susan E. Williams presents Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers on Domestic Violence.

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