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South Carolina Murders Are on the Rise and They’re Highly Personal

A recent report on crime in South Carolina paints a troubling mixed picture. Though violent crimes in the state have decreased over the past decade, the murder rate has shot up. The 2018 Crime in South Carolina Book reports that murders increased by nearly 24 percent, from 317 in 2009 to 393 in 2018. What’s Read More

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What is Breach of Trust With Fraudulent Intent in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, the crime commonly known as embezzlement is called “breach of trust with fraudulent intent.” It occurs when one person who, while entrusted with another person’s property, intentionally converts that property for his own benefit. This form of white-collar crime can be committed in many ways. Examples that have been reported in South Read More

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What Crimes Are Sex Offenses in South Carolina?

Punishments for sex crimes are typically harsh in South Carolina, with some of these offenses carrying sentences on par with those given for crimes like manslaughter or attempted murder. However, “sex crimes” is a broad term that could refer to a misdemeanor or a felony, including anything from indecent exposure to bigamy to rape. Under Read More

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What are Considered Essential Businesses Under States’ COVID-19 Rules?

During the coronavirus pandemic, previously bustling locations from malls to urban downtowns have gone eerily quiet. But your local pizza place might still be open, along with restaurants that can survive on takeout and delivery orders and, of course, grocery stores. After all, keeping people fed during an epidemic is critical, and food delivery and Read More

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How Can Someone Be Punished if They Violate a COVID-19 Stay at Home Order?

Across the country, stay-at-home orders have strained law enforcement and tested how far states and municipalities are willing to go to enforce the orders. These directives have triggered controversy and confusion, as standards sometimes differ from town to town or county to county. In certain instances, people who have violated government edicts designed to reduce Read More

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What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?

Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into Read More

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South Carolina Lawmakers Aim to Legalize Medical Marijuana in 2020

Following years of debate and advocacy on both sides of the issue, South Carolina legislators may soon allow individuals with debilitating medical conditions to possess and use marijuana. A bill first introduced in 2017 has gained support from Republican and Democrat lawmakers alike. Though it stalled during the 2019 legislative session, Forbes has gone so Read More

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How Does South Carolina’s Three Strikes Law Work?

How Does South Carolina’s Three Strikes Law Work? If you’ve been charged with a crime in South Carolina, it’s vital to understand the state’s sentencing scheme. South Carolina is one of the few states to have both a two-strikes and three-strikes law on the books, imposing particularly harsh punishments for repeat offenders. What is the Read More

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South Carolina Legislators Poised To Pass New Hate-Crime Bill

In a bipartisan effort, South Carolina lawmakers are looking to pass a law that could result in more severe punishments for committing a crime that singles out victims based on membership in certain protected classes. If the law is enacted, South Carolina would join 46 other states that have adopted similar measures. The hate crimes Read More

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Announcing the Launch of My Blog

Welcome to the blog of Jack B. Swerling, Attorney at Law. From my office in Columbia, South Carolina, I handle complex criminal defense cases. Since 1973, I have provided vigorous and dedicated representation to a wide range of clients, including public officials, doctors, business owners and athletes. Through this blog, my goal is to educate, Read More

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  • Jack was selected to Super Lawyers Magazine Top Ten List for 2019. Each year Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in South Carolina via a selection process involving peer evaluations, independent research and professional achievement. The South Carolina lawyers who receive the highest points during this selection process are further recognized in the South Carolina Super Lawyers Top Ten List.
  • USA v. FRANK*: In a child pornography case, Swerling was successful in obtaining a 22 level variance reducing the defendant’s sentence from 8 years to 6 months.
  • STATE v. BORIS: The defendant was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a case where the defendant was involved in a shoot-out with 3 police officers.
  • STATE v. TYGER: Jack Swerling obtains a not guilty verdict in a criminal sexual conduct case in Beaufort County.
  • Pre Trial Dispositions: STATE v. DWAYNE: Mr. Swerling successfully argued for the dismissal of stalking and unlawful use of telephone charges brought against a prominent businessman in Florence County.
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