Criminal Defense: What happens if my child is arrested?

In recent years there has been an increase in serious crimes committed by juveniles. As a result there is a greater push to try youthful offenders as adults at a younger age. If this happens it's important to understand you'll need a criminal defense attorney.  In South Carolina, you can be charged as an adult for some serious offenses if you are as young as age 16. What happens when a minor is arrested? When a juvenile is taken into custody by the police in South Carolina, the parents or responsible adults are notified and asked to come to the police station. ...

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Divorce Attorney: 4 things to remember if you’re considering a divorce.

When considering divorce in South Carolina it's important to remember: 1. You must have proper grounds. Grounds for a divorce in South Carolina are grouped as 'no-fault' and 'fault' grounds. The proceedings and timing of each type are a bit different. No fault grounds must include at least 1 year of legal separation without cohabitation. At fault grounds include adultery, desertion for a period of one year, physical cruelty, or habitual drunkenness including those caused by the use of narcotic drugs. 2. Social Media can be a problem. All too often couples will drag their problems to social media. Since this provides a record of...

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Criminal Defense: Juvenile delinquency a more frequent occurrence.

In recent years there has been an increase in serious crimes committed by juveniles. As a result there is a greater push to try youthful offenders as adults at a younger age. If this happens it's important to understand you'll need a criminal defense attorney.  In South Carolina, you can be charged as an adult for some serious offenses if you are as young as age 16. What to expect when a minor breaks the law In the state of South Carolina a child who is under the age of 17 and has broken the law will usually be treated as a...

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DUI Defense: How has sentencing changed for DUI offenders?

A little more than a year ago Emma's Law passed and was signed, bringing with it a different penalty structure for DUI offenders in South Carolina. The new law primarily has to do with requiring the use of Ignition Interlock Devices for convicted DUI offenders. Ignition Interlock Devices had been used for repeat SC DUI offenders but under the new law even some DUI first offenders will now be required to use the device. What is an Ignition Interlock Device(IID)? An Ignition Interlock Device is a device that connects to the ignition of a vehicle that requires the driver to breathe into a...

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Personal Injury: Do I need to speak with an attorney if I’ve been injured by someone?

Being injured in an auto accident or as the result of someone else’s mistake can be a frustrating and costly experience.  There are many aspects to consider. Medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering are just a few of the considerations that enter into determining the cost of a personal injury. Insurance companies frequently will seek to settle an injury right away, as soon as a few days after the injury occurred. Sometimes injured persons take money without considering all the facets of the situation. Whether or not you seek counsel is your decision but here are a few things to consider. It’s...

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Partner Profile: Patrick Anderson

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Let us introduce Patrick Anderson:  Born and raised in Spartanburg, SC, Patrick became a founding member of Anderson, Moore, Bailey & Nowell LLC to serve the community he has been a part of his entire life. Patrick attended the University of South Carolina for his undergraduate degree, receiving his BA in Mass Communication in 2002. He then worked in advertising, marketing, and real estate before he attended the Charleston School of Law. There received his Juris Doctor in 2007 with Dean's List honors. Patrick moved back to Spartanburg to practice after sitting the bar exam and began a Judicial Clerkship with Seventh Judicial Circuit...

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Partner Profile: Travis Moore

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Anderson, Moore, Bailey & Nowell, aims to bring the people of Spartanburg and the upstate the best possible legal assistance.  But we're more than just a law firm.  We're a part of the community, which is a big advantage for both our attorneys and our clients. As you read this latest Partner Profile, try to picture the featured partner as more than a lawyer..but also as a member of your community, a neighbor, and a person you can trust when things get rough. Let us introduce Travis Moore:  Travis A. Moore grew up in Roebuck, SC and graduated from Dorman High School in...

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Partner Profile: Vic Bailey

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The different backgrounds and legal experience of the partners at Anderson, Moore, Bailey & Nowell, LLC are an asset to our firm, as each partner brings a unique set of skills to the practice.  Get to know more about each partner as we continue our Partner Profiles. Let us introduce Vic Bailey:  Vollie Cleveland "Vic Bailey, IV" was born and raised in Spartanburg.  While he participated in the family business at Vic Bailey Automotive, his interests would lead him to practice law.  In high school he served as a page in the United State Senate. And in college at Furman University he...

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Partner Profile: Mark Nowell

Mark Nowell Blog Profile

At Anderson, Moore, Bailey & Nowell, we believe in providing the best possible legal assistance for the people of Spartanburg and the upstate area.  Our philosophy is simple: Deep Community Roots. Dedicated Legal Service. When you choose our firm, you'll get the legal advice you need from people you know, like, and trust. With that in mind, we'll be posting a series of profiles on our partners to help you get familiar with the faces that will provide you with the service you deserve. Let us introduce Mark Nowell: A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Mark Nowell graduated summa cum laude from the...

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