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Pennsylvania Castle Doctrine

​When the safety of yourself, your family, or your home is compromised by an aggressive party or intruder, you naturally want to do anything possible to prevent that breach of safety. In this article, I'll discuss the "Castle Doctrine" and statutes in Pennsylvania that allow you to use force to protect yourself and others. The Stand Your Ground Law...
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Navigating Probate in South Carolina

As an attorney in Summerville, South Carolina, I help clients untangle the process of probate. This includes proving a will's validity if it exists, appointing an administrator for the decedent's estate if no will exists, appraising property, paying debts, and distributing remaining property according to the will or state law. It can be an arduous ...
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What is Probate Litigation in South Carolina?

​As a probate attorney in Summerville, South Carolina, I know that estate planning and probate matters can be complex and intimidating. Indeed, the probate process may be complicated based on the planning documents prepared, the size of the deceased person's estate, and the type of assets in question. Many probate matters are straightforward and ca...
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Is it Your Right to Remain Silent During a Traffic Stop in South Carolina?

As personal injury attorneys in Rock Hill, South Carolina, we know that even some of the most common legal encounters, such as routine traffic stops, can raise questions. For example, anyone who has watched a crime drama on television has heard police issue the warning, "You have the right to remain silent," to a suspect. But does this right apply during a traffic stop?If a police officer stops a driver on the road, it is because of a perceived criminal or civil infraction. A traffic stop allows the officer to investigate the possible offense, collect information (including driver's license and vehicle registration), and issue citations as necessary. It is unconstitutional (Delaware v. Prouse, 1979) for an officer to stop a vehicle for the sole purpose of checking documents, so if you are stopped by the police, you can assume that the officer suspects you of an infraction.With this in mind, many...
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Infant Dies After Babysitter Is Unable to Reach 911 Due to T-Mobile Glitch

Smartphone technology is still an imperfect science. For all that we're now able to do, software and hardware alike are both still far from infallible. This is an unfortunate lesson one babysitter was tragically forced to learn first-hand after she was unable to reach 911 due to a T-Mobile glitch. A Tragic Accident Six-month-old Brandon Alex sudden...
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Shooting for Safer Garbage Trucks

Swedish waste management company Renova is working with Volvo Trucks to create the very first autonomous garbage truck. It's part of an effort to make garbage collection safer and more efficient. Removing human error from the equation could help keep other drivers and pedestrians safe from garbage truck accidents . How the New Garbage Truck Works T...
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