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The purpose of the attorney-client privilege is to encourage open communication between clients and lawyers. Attorney-client privilege prevents criminal defense attorneys from testifying about statements communicated from the client to the attorney and the duty of confidentiality requires criminal lawyers to keep information related to the case private. All client communications with Attorney Travis Newton and the staff at Travis Newton Law P.A. are confidential and protected by attorney-client privilege.
A defendant facing multiple criminal charges may have court dates pending at different court venues. Summary Courts are the venue for most misdemeanors. The Summary Courts for South Carolina counties are the Magistrate Courts. The Summary Courts for South Carolina towns and cities are the Municipal Courts. Examples of misdemeanors heard in the Summary Courts are first offense driving under the influence, breach of peace, and simple possession of marijuana. The Court of General Sessions is the venue for felonies and serious misdemeanors. Examples of misdemeanors heard in the Court of General Sessions include failure to stop for a blue light and criminal domestic violence.
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The discovery process is meant to ensure fairness by protecting the accused from trial by ambush while enforcing the right of criminal defense attorneys to investigate material and exculpatory evidence in the possession of prosecutors and police. The state of South Carolina is required to disclose all evidence in its possession to defense lawyers including search warrants, incident reports, forensic lab reports, toxicology lab results, breath alcohol analysis test reports, witness statements, and all other items of material and exculpatory evidence. The State of South Carolina is also required to disclose evidence favorable to the defense including information that could exonerate a defendant or potentially impeach the credibility of an unfavorable witness.
Anything you say can and will be used against you so when suspected of criminal activity or arrested by law enforcement remain silent and ask to speak with a criminal defense attorney. Now more than ever it is important to view legal advice coming from non-lawyers on the internet or social media with skepticism. Unreliable legal advice from non-lawyers can have a negative impact on a defendant's case from both a procedural and substantive standpoint. Anderson, SC Criminal Defense Attorney Travis Newton defends clients in Upstate, South Carolina's 8th, 10th, and 13th Judicial Circuits including Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Abbeville, and Greenwood counties. A free consultation with criminal defense attorney Travis Newton can provide answers that lead to informed decisions on how to proceed.