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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. How does 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 Swerling In The News >>

  • Jack Swerling, Derrick Mobley and Alissa Wilson were successful in having a Judge rule after an extensive hearing, that the defendant was immune from prosecution based on the “Stand Your Ground” law in a murder prosecution. The Judgment was handed down on March 29, 2021.
  • Jack Swerling, Gregory Harris and Alissa Wilson obtained a Not Guilty Verdict in Lexington County on March 3, 2022. An Orthopedic Surgeon was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of a friend.
  • “When Jack is on my docket, I tell my law clerks, ‘You do not want to miss this. You are seeing one of the greatest trial lawyers in the state’s history.'” -South Carolina Circuit Court Judge
  • 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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