Lexington Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Judge rejects ex-Lexington sheriff's plea deal

    10 hrs ago | via The Star 

    A federal judge Wednesday rejected a plea deal that would have kept former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts out of prison on a charge that he hindered the possible deportation of workers at a friend's restaurant who were in the country illegally. U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten said he couldn't accept a deal for the felony that didn't send Metts to prison because federal sentencing guidelines call for 10 months to 16 months behind bars for someone who pleads guilty to the charge of conspiracy to harbor certain aliens.

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    Related Topix: Lexington, SC, Lexington County, SC, Prison

  • Sober or Slammer! Dui Enforcement Blitz begins in ad...

    Thursday Dec 11 | via GwdToday.com 

    South Carolina Highway Patrol Colonel Michael Oliver addresses reporters in Lexington SC on the dangers of driving while intoxicated and the potential consequences. COLUMBIA The South Carolina Department of Public Safety launched the 2014-2015 Christmas/New Year Sober or Slammer! enforcement blitz today to combat impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities and injuries.

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  • Lexington Police Look for Dry Cleaners Robberya

    Thursday Dec 11 | via WLTX-TV Columbia 

    Lexington Police released a sketch of a man they say held up the Eagle Cleaners at 5341 Sunset Boulevard on Thursday Lexington Police Look for Dry Cleaners Robbery Suspect Lexington, SC -- Lexington Police released a sketch of a man they say held up the Eagle Cleaners at 5341 Sunset Boulevard on Thursday Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1AkLnaS Lexington, SC -- Lexington Police released a sketch of a man they say held up the Eagle Cleaners at 5341 Sunset Boulevard on Thursday December, 4. An employee of the store says a man entered around 6:30 p.m. and pretended to be picking up clothing. Police say the man got physical with the cashier and then grabbed money from the register.

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  • Local lawmaker: Arrest Ferguson lawbreakers

    Wednesday Dec 3 | via Lexington County Chronicle 

    By Rob Cottingham cottinghamrob@yahoo.com A Lexington lawmaker thinks Ferguson, Mo., rioters should be prosecuted. 'As a lawmaker, I believe the people responsible for the destruction and violence should be arrested and charged just like they would be in any other crime,' said state Sen. Katrina Shealy.

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    Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, Law

  • Brother on Brother Violence

    Tuesday Dec 2 | via Free Times 

    Family Gathering : A 56-year-old man was arrested after stabbing his 47-year-old brother. The two brothers got into an argument in the kitchen of the home they share when an argument ensued and the older sibling grabbed a steak knife.

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    Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Lexington, SC

  • Group planning to build memorial inspired by Jones c...

    Monday Nov 17 | via WIS-TV Columbia 

    A child abuse prevention group wants to build a memorial inspired by the five Lexington County children who were killed allegedly by their father. According to the meeting's agenda, the group Bikers Against Abusing Children is asking the Lexington Town Council at its meeting Monday night to erect the memorial that would be built in front of the courthouse between a law enforcement monument and a fountain.

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    Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Lexington County, SC, Lexington, SC

Lexington Law

I just got a DUI in and am nervous that the prosecutors will find my first DUI six years ago in another state under my maiden name. How likely is it will they find it and will it definitely be charged as my second offense?
It is pretty likely that the authorities will find it and charge you with DUI 2nd.
It's from 6 years ago. When I did a background check no results came up and it said the charges may have been expunged. How do I go about checking if they were? And if expunged, can that still be used to charge me with a second DUI offense?
Traffic offenses, including DUI, cannot be expunged in South Carolina. If you were not convicted - if it was dismissed,...
I was arrested for dus 1st n the cop took me to jail and after a few hours while waiting in booking to go to bond court the same cop came back n said I was being bond out on the fourth I went in front of bond judge he gave me the third than when I went to court the court didn't have paperwork right so they gave me another date to come back now I have a paper from court saying I'm being charged with the fourth any advice
Charged with the third and forth of what? Driving on a suspended license? Is this your first charge of driving on a...
What should I expect on my court date ?
You need to hire an attorney or request the services of the public defender. A DUI can have negative impact on your...
I am on probation in Nashville, TN for a second offense D.U.I. My license is suspended for another year. 2 months ago I was pulled over for speeding in S.C. I have been to court and received my fines. I have yet to notify my probation officer. I was also cited in Northern California for "driving with an open container" but the standard D.U.I. tests and breathylizer showed I was not drunk. I also was not "driving" per say. The car was parked, the passenger was inebriated. The keys were in the ignition and the car was running. I was in the driver's seat. I have not reported this either. The passenger's lawyer is dealing with this case now so it has not been official yet. What are the chances my probation officer will violate my probation when I tell him about these issues today? Thank you!
It sounds highly probable because your probation violations are all associated with alcohol, cars and moving violations...
I was placed on Xanex through my internal medicine doctor for ongoing anxiety and depression. The medicine obviously had a bad reaction in my system because I do not remember what I was doing after taking it. I apparently drove my car with my four yr old daughter with me and got into a car accident. I called 911 and because of that my daughter was placed with DSS and I was sent to jail charged with DUI and child endangerment. What, if anything, can I do to stay out of jail, but also get cleared of these charges? I was not drinking alcohol, doing illigeal drugs, anything of that matter. Do I have a case to defend? If so, what should the next step I take?
Thank you for contacting the law office of Stephanie M. Burton, LLC. It is imperative that you contact a lawyer to...
me to renew my license in my state I have to reinstate my driving priviledges in SC. They want $100 reinstatement fee and ASAP classes for me to do so. Doesn't a DUI fall off your license after 7 years therefore giving me a clean driving record? With work and costs is there away around this for a DUI from 16 years ago? I have not had a traffic violation since this time.
A DUI does not fall off your record after 7 years. Here are the steps you need to follow in order to reinstate your...