What is a Bond Hearing?

As criminal defense lawyers in Greenville and Upstate South Carolina, we routinely handle bond hearings (or bail hearings). A bond hearing is usually the first thing that occurs when a person is arrested in South Carolina. After an accused is booked at a jail, a bond judge will hear the case and decide whether to release the accused…

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What is a Power of Attorney?

In the State of South Carolina, a Power of Attorney (“POA”) is a legal document that conveys to another written authority to assist you, either immediately or upon a future condition, regarding financial decisions while you are alive. The person appointed powers under a Power of Attorney is called an “agent” (under older statutes, the…

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What is a Preliminary Hearing?

As Greenville defense attorneys, Joe Watson and Asher Watson frequently appear at preliminary or “probable cause” hearings for our clients. In the State of South Carolina, anyone arrested for felony charges, as well as for misdemeanor charges, has the right to a preliminary hearing. However, if a hearing is not requested within ten days of…

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