You need to re-post for the state of South Carolina. You need to ask about ineffective representation by counsel. Now that trial is over he will have a very difficult uphill battle.
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Here are some attorneys in South Carolina from the NRA's referral list. They may be able to help or point you in the right direction (tell them an attorney from Michel & Associates sent you):
1. Herbert Louthian Sr.: Columbia, SC: 803-454-1200
2. Marybeth Parilla: Greenville, SC: 864-331-3057
3. Lourie Salley: Lexington, SC: 803-957-1036
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