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Robert T. Usry

Spartanburg Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. I just moved to SC and got a dui. I have 2 in Ohio previously. Last one 6 years ago. What am I facing?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Robert T. Usry
    2. Rebecca A. Seibert
    3. Russell D. Hilton
    4. Dale Martin Savage
    5. Jonathan Brooks Davis
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    6 lawyer answers

    You should expect a DUI 2d charge and maybe a DUI 3d if your first DUI was within the last 10 years. You're facing mandatory jail time and ignition interlock. You need an experienced DUI lawyer.

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  2. I have a larency charge from DEC 2013 in Rock hill SC can I ask for aprayer for judgement from jury if I live in Charlotte nc??

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Robert T. Usry
    2. Thomas Andrew Smith
    3. John M. Kaman
    4. Kevin Michael Seibert
    4 lawyer answers

    Believe it or not, crossing state borders is often like crossing into a foreign country from a legal standpoint- the laws on some things are totally different. SC has no prayer for judgment. If you're up for trial next week, the best thing to do is see if you can find a lawyer in Rock Hill to help you right now.

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  3. Do I need a criminal defense attorney? I am being charged with 2 counts of pointing/presenting a firearm

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Robert T. Usry
    2. Rebecca A. Seibert
    3. Thomas Andrew Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. This is a serious accusation that could get you prison time if you're convicted. You can't risk the consequences of just hoping the police will realize they made a mistake. The other person's word can get you convicted if the jury believes them- and they already got the police to believe them. .You need a trained professional on your side who can present your defense convincingly to protect your innocence.

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  4. Passenger Can't get treatment for injuries from car accident, should I get a lawyer? Gap in treatment of injuries 3 months?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Ryan S Montgomery
    2. Bradford Andrews
    3. Robert T. Usry
    4. Alan Jonathan Spivak
    5. Gary Christmas
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    A good rule of thumb is, if you think you might need a lawyer, you owe it to yourself and your peace of mind to meet with one. Even if you don't end up hiring one, a free meeting about your case might give you a wealth of information you need.

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  5. How many continuances can you get in south Carolina before a judge hears your case?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Robert T. Usry
    2. Thomas Andrew Smith
    3. James T Irvin Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    Here's the whole truth in a nutshell: it depends, and don't count on it. Unsatisfactory I know, but continuances are given AND DENIED for a variety of reasons. There's no maximum or minimum. The best thing to do is get a lawyer to handle it, so you'll be prepared for trial and it won't matter whether the case is continued.

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  6. This is my 1st drug offense and it is a pwid cocaine base charge if it was for personal use, can it get dropped to a poss charge

    Answered 13 days ago.

    1. Robert T. Usry
    2. Luke A. Shealey
    3. Michael Dennis McMullen
    4. L. Vincent Ramunno
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    Possibly. But this is a serious charge. The best way to get a reduction is hire a lawyer who can develop defenses and get you the best possible outcome. Sometimes an experienced defense lawyer can create options you haven't considered. You should meet with one to fully discuss your case. You owe it to yourself. Most criminal defense lawyers offer free meetings.

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  7. Does a DUS via of a DUI conviction sustain if the DUS is when a timely appeal is in effect for the DUI wrongful conviction?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Robert T. Usry
    2. Julia E. Simmons
    3. Jonathan Brooks Davis
    4. Craig Michael Sturm
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    You might delay a DUI conviction license suspension for 60 days if you appeal it and get a certificate from the DMV allowing you to drive. But it's only for 60 days. Since you appealed the DUI conviction, have your lawyer look into it. If you don't have one, you should get one who's experienced in DUI/DUS defense. DUIs are very complex to appeal. DUS laws are complex, too. And your case involves both. You should look into appealing the DUS conviction or asking for a new trial, if you have time-...

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  8. If a person is charged with b&e a financial institution with intent to steal but they have no evidence what is done?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Robert T. Usry
    2. Dale Martin Savage
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Kevin Michael Seibert
    5. Jonathan Brooks Davis
    5 lawyer answers

    This is a serious charge. He needs a lawyer. A lawyer can file a motion to get all the evidence in the case- whether it helps or hurts his client. Then the case can be evaluated for the best defenses possible. It may be there's no evidence against your friend, but something convinced a magistrate to sign an arrest warrant on him. He needs a lawyer experienced in these cases to help him get to the bottom of it and figure out the best thing to protect him legally.

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  9. In South Carolina, is there any type of medical or hospital lien statute/ law? protocol?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Robert T. Usry
    2. Gary Christmas
    3. Andrew Y. Kim
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    There is no provider lien law in SC. The lien need not be filed. It is usually based on a form you signed to get treated- part of the mound of paperwork you probably signed. it's usually buried in a document called something like "Consent to Treat". The lien is created by an agreement to the effect you authorize the hospital to be repaid from any source, including any insurance, settlement, etc. To be valid, a lien must be agreed to by you, usually evidenced by your signature. You should figure...

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  10. How can I request a copy of the chain of custody for evidence, or initial custody form post conviction in spatanburg s.c

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Robert T. Usry
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    I'd go to the clerk's office and ask to see a copy of the file, including trial exhibits.

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