Free Consultations
866-626-3860 | 843-619-7755
Young & Young, Attorneys at Law

Posts tagged "blog"

PERSONAL INJURIES FROM TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

With the ever-increasing use of technology in our society, it is sadly not surprising that texting and driving is nationwide issue when it comes personal injury car accidents. According to the South Carolina Department of Insurance, the average time your eyes are off the road while texting is five seconds. While that might not seem like a long time, the data goes on to explain that if you are traveling 55 mph, then five seconds would be enough time to cover the length of an entire football field while blindfolded. Oftentimes, as a result of this distracted driving, more people are getting into personal injury car accidents in South Carolina. The data shows that 64% of all car accidents in the United States involved cell phone usage last year.

SOUTH CAROLINA YOUTHFUL OFFENDER ACT

If we all took some time to reflect on our lives between the age of seventeen and twenty-five years old, I think most of us would say we were less than perfect and may have made a mistake or two along the way. Perhaps you or a loved one is in that stage in their life right now and has made one bad decision that resulted in being charged with a crime. When we are young we may make a poor judgement call and, thankfully, the South Carolina legislature recognized that those mistakes should not necessarily define the rest of our lives. Hence, the Youthful Offender Act, or "YOA" in South Carolina.

COLLEGE STUDENT DEFENSE IN SOUTH CAROLINA

With sorority and fraternity rush coming up in the next few weeks and college beginning shortly thereafter, college students at the College of Charleston and other South Carolina universities need to know that law enforcement is cracking down on "Greek life" and "College life" in general. In other words, police presence has increased in most college towns and therefore students may find themselves more likely to need a college student defense lawyer. When a college student is charged with a crime, he or she oftentimes will face criminal proceedings as well as disciplinary or administrative hearings at the college or university.

DOG BITE INJURIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Dog bites can be a very traumatic and life changing event for adults and especially for children. A person's life can be altered in a matter of seconds from injuries suffered from a dog bite attack. Oftentimes injuries can be serious and permanently disfiguring. The costs associated with those injuries-emergency services, surgeries, future surgeries, physical and mental therapy, etc. can quickly add up and become overwhelming. And, in most cases, insurance companies fight hard to try to avoid paying victims adequate compensation. That is why it is critical for you to understand South Carolina's dog bite laws and contact a personal injury lawyer immediately to help you or your loved one recover the most compensation for your medical bills, pain and emotional suffering.

PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE (PR) OR SURETY BOND: DOES IT MATTER?

Under South Carolina law, when someone is charged with a crime, that person will appear in front of a bond judge who will determine whether to set a bond and, if so, what conditions will be set.  The bond hearing is typically held within 24 hours of being arrested. The two most common types of bonds are personal recognizance (PR) or surety bonds-the difference between the two can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Prescription pain relievers and criminal charges

Prescription pain medications are necessary to provide relief to those with certain medical issues, such as chronic pain or recovery from surgery. Unfortunately, these drugs also have criminal uses. Painkillers are not legal for every person. They are only legal for those with prescriptions and in specific amounts. 

An overview of disorderly conduct for South Carolina students

As a college student, you work hard to pursue your scholarly goals and get good grades. Cramming for exams and hitting the books causes a lot of stress, and sometimes you need to let loose. Whether you are just hanging out with friends or drinking alcohol at a crazy party, you may find yourself arrested because of disorderly conduct.

Can you get a DUI with a prescription drug?

When people think about DUIs, it is usually alcohol that comes to mind. However, you were pulled over when you were taking a prescription medication that made you feel a little groggy, and the officer accused you of driving under the influence. How can it be possible for you or other South Carolina residents to get a DUI while taking a completely legal medication, and with nothing to drink in your system?

What Our Clients Say

  • Adam exceeded our expectations in the resolution of our case and again we cannot recommend Adam Young Law Firm enough - Thomas F.
  • I was facing several mandatory years in prison for serious drug charges I accumulated in a very short period of time due to substance abuse..... - Steven J.
  • Adam helped me significantly with my legal issue for more than a fair price. I highly recommend Adam's services to anyone in need of legal assistance. - Ryan F.
  • I was in the need for Mr. Young expertise in pretty involved legal matter. His knowledge of the law and also his relationships throughout the legal community was tremendous advantage..... - Lisa W.
  • I couldn't have asked for more in an attorney than I got from Mr. Young; he handled my case with the utmost professionalism and was extremely accommodating..... - Catherine C.
  • Best Attorney in South Carolina. Powerful man, Adam. - Luke F.
  • Adam was very knowledgable and professional while handling my case. He was helpful and informative every step of the way and he provided his services at a very reasonable price..... - Matthew B.
  • Adam Young is the BEST attorney I have ever met! If you are looking for a GREAT person and a stand up guy please contact him..... - Chase J.
  • Adam did an exceptional job in assisting me with my legal woes, keeping me informed each and every step of the way..... - Ryan F.
  • I would highly recommend Adam Young to anyone looking for an attorney. He is very reasonable on pricing and he gets the job done...... - Jared M.
  • Avvo Reviews
  • Lead Counsel | Rated Attorney
  • Member Charleston Metro | Chamber of Commerce
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating | Superb Top Attorney Criminal Defense
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney DUI & DWI
  • Hunting For Healing
  • AV Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2016
  • BBB Accredited Business

Schedule A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response
Attorneys
Young & Young, Attorneys at Law

Firm Location

455.5 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Toll Free: 866-626-3860
Phone: 843-619-7755
Fax: 888-273-4952
Map & Directions

Firm Numbers