Getting charged with a crime in Arcadia can be a traumatic experience. Even "petty" crimes can cause an individual's life to fall apart professionally and personally. Spending time in jail is bad enough, but the ramifications of a criminal record run deep, resulting in loss of employment, loss of friends, and even family. For many people, having a zealous criminal defense attorney in Arcadia, SC, to defend their rights is the only shot they have of living a normal life.
That's why, if you have been charged with a crime, you need the help of a veteran criminal defense lawyer early in the legal process. That's where CDH Law Firm comes in to give you or your loved one hope when you need it the most.
Our criminal defense law firm was founded to help people just like you - hardworking men and women who are looking at diminished employment opportunities and a possible lifetime of embarrassment. But with our team of experts fighting by your side, you have a much better chance of maintaining your freedom and living a normal, productive life. When it comes to criminal law in Arcadia, we've seen it all. With decades of combined experience, there is no case too complicated or severe for us to handle, from common DUI charges to complicated cases involving juvenile crimes. Unlike some of our competition, we prioritize personalized service and cutting-edge criminal defense strategies to effectively represent our clients.
Clients rank Cobb Dill & Hammett, LLC as the top choice for Arcadia criminal defense because we provide:
Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer in Arcadia can mean the difference between conviction and acquittal. Our firm has represented thousands of clients in the Lowcountry, and we're ready to defend you too. Some of our specialties include:
DUI penalties in Arcadia can be very harsh. Many first-time DUI offenders must endure a lifelong criminal record, license suspension, and the possibility of spending time in jail. Officers and judges take DUI very seriously, with 30% of traffic fatalities in South Carolina involving impaired drivers, according to NHTSA. Criminal convictions can have lasting impacts on your life, which is why CDH Law Firm works so hard to get these charges dismissed or negotiated down. In some cases, we help clients avoid jail time altogether.
The bottom line? Our criminal law defense attorneys will do everything possible to keep you out of jail with a clean permanent record. It all starts with a free consultation, where we will take time to explain the DUI process. We'll also discuss your defense options and speak at length about the differences between going to trial and accepting a plea bargain.
The consequences of a DUI in Arcadia depend on a number of factors, including your blood alcohol level and how many DUIs you have received in the last 10 years. If you're convicted, the DUI charge will remain on your criminal history and can be seen by anyone who runs a background check on you. Sometimes, a judge will require you to enter alcohol treatment or install an interlock device on your automobile.
If you're on the fence about hiring a criminal defense lawyer in Arcadia, SC, consider the following DUI consequences:
48 hours to 90 days
Five days to three years
60 days to five years
Additional consequences can include:
When convicted of DUI in South Carolina, most offenders must join the Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program. This program mandates that offenders complete a drug and alcohol assessment and follow the recommended treatment options.
Some first-time DUI offenders in Arcadia may choose to complete community service in lieu of jail time. Community service hours are usually equal to the length of jail time an offender would be required to serve.
Typically, when a person is convicted of driving under the influence in Arcadia, their driver's license is restricted or suspended. The length of restriction or suspension depends on how many prior DUI convictions an individual has.
First-time DUI offenders must endure a six-month license suspension. Drivers convicted with a blood-alcohol level of .15% or more do not qualify for a provisional license. However, sometimes they may still drive using an ignition interlock device.
Offenders convicted of a second DUI charge must use an ignition interlock device (IID) for two years.
Offenders convicted of a third DUI charge must use an ignition interlock device (IID) for three years. That term increases to four years if the driver is convicted of three DUIs in five years.
For offenders with two or more convictions, the judge will immobilize their vehicle if it is not equipped with an IID. When a judge immobilizes a vehicle, the owner must turn over their registration and license plate. Clearly, the consequences of receiving a DUI in Arcadia can be life-changing, and not in a good way. The good news is that with CDH Law Firm, you have a real chance at beating your charges and avoiding serious fines and jail time. Every case is different, which is why it's so important that you call our office as soon as possible if you are charged with a DUI.
Most drivers brush off traffic law violations as minor offenses, but the fact of the matter is they are criminal matters to be taken seriously. Despite popular opinion, Traffic Violation cases in Arcadia can carry significant consequences like fines and even incarceration. If you or someone you love has been convicted of several traffic offenses, your license could be suspended, restricting your ability to work and feed your family.
Every driver should take Traffic Violations seriously. If you're charged with a traffic crime, it's time to protect yourself and your family with a trusted criminal defense lawyer in Arcadia, SC. Cobb Dill Hammett, LLC is ready to provide the legal guidance and advice you need to beat your traffic charges. We'll research the merits of your case, explain what charges you're facing, discuss your defense options, and strategize an effective defense on your behalf.
There are dozens and dozens of traffic laws in Arcadia, all of which affect drivers in some way. Our Arcadia defense attorneys fight a full range of violations, including but not limited to the following:
As seasoned traffic violation lawyers, we know how frustrating it can be to get charged with a Traffic Violation. While some traffic charges can be minor, others are severe and can affect your life for years to come. Don't leave your fate up to chance call CDH Law Firm today for the highest-quality Traffic Violation representation in Arcadia.
At Cobb Dill Hammett, LLC, we understand that children are still growing and learning about the world around them. As such, they may make mistakes that get them into trouble with the law. Children and teens who are arrested in Arcadia can face much different futures than other children their age. Some face intensive probation, while others are made to spend time in jail.
This happens most often when a child's parents fail to retain legal counsel for their son or daughter. Cases referred to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice often move quicker than adult cases, so finding a good lawyer is of utmost importance. With that said, a compassionate criminal defense attorney in Arcadia, SC, can educate you and your child about their alleged charges. To help prevent your child from going to a detention center, we will devise a strategy to achieve favorable results in their case.
Unlike adults, juveniles don't have a constitutional right to a bond hearing. Instead, once your child is taken into custody a Detention Hearing is conducted within 48 hours. This hearing is similar to a combination of a Bond Hearing and a Preliminary Hearing. Unfortunately, there is little time to prepare for these hearings, which is why you must move quickly and call CDH law firm as soon as possible.
Our team gathers police reports, petitions, interviews your child at the DJJ, speaks with you about the case and talks to the prosecutor to discover if they have plans for detention. In most cases, we strive to avoid detention and seek alternatives like divisionary programs or treatment facilities. This strategy better addresses your child's issues and keeps them out of the juvenile legal system in Arcadia. If your child is charged with a crime, and South Carolina decides to prosecute, your child will appear before a family court judge, who will find them delinquent or not delinquent. There are no juries in juvenile cases in South Carolina, which is why it's crucial to have a lawyer present to defend your child if they go in front of a judge.
Common penalties for juveniles charged with crimes in Arcadia include:
Whether you are facing a DUI charge or a serious traffic violation, CDH Law Firm is here to fight for your rights so you can continue living life. The future might seem bleak, but our criminal defense lawyers in Arcadia, SC, have the tools, experience, and strategy to win your case, as we have with so many others. Don't lose hope call our office today and maintain your freedom tomorrow.
RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - A cold storage solutions company plans to invest more than $70 million to establish operations in Dorchester County, the governor’s office announced Thursday.Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics is a third-party cold chain services provider that focuses on handling, storage, distribution and value-added services for the food industry. The company works to bridge supply gaps within the cold chain industry through modern cold storage warehouse development and services.“We are extremely excite...
RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - A cold storage solutions company plans to invest more than $70 million to establish operations in Dorchester County, the governor’s office announced Thursday.
Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics is a third-party cold chain services provider that focuses on handling, storage, distribution and value-added services for the food industry. The company works to bridge supply gaps within the cold chain industry through modern cold storage warehouse development and services.
“We are extremely excited about this project and want to express our sincere thanks to the South Carolina Ports Authority, Dorchester County, our Saxum Real Estate partners, the Governor and the Department of Commerce in the great state of South Carolina for their support,” Arcadia CEO Chris Hughes said. “We are very bullish on the Charleston market — the advantages of the Port of Charleston as a Southeast gateway out of and into the U.S. — and on our ability to provide the specialized and unique handling and storage services that will be required for retailers, frozen and refrigerated food manufacturers, and fruit and produce importers to grow their market share in the region. Most importantly, we are proud to bring new jobs to Dorchester County and the surrounding communities.”
The new operation, which will be located at the Ridgeville Industrial Campus, will support high-volume throughput handling services including a variety of value-added services, full pallet handling, case picking and transportation management. The company will utilize the Port of Charleston to support both import and export trade.
“The demand for efficient food distribution across the United States will only continue to grow, and it’s innovative companies like Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics that are answering the call and addressing supply gaps,” Gov. Henry McMaster said. “We are proud to welcome this company to Dorchester County, and look forward to the positive impact they will make in South Carolina and on the U.S. food supply chain.”
The company expects the investment will create 69 new jobs.
“We are excited to welcome Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics to Dorchester County and celebrate the 69 new jobs that the company will create,” Secretary of Commerce Harry Lightsey said. “South Carolina’s talented workforce, ideal East Coast location and efficient infrastructure network make our state the perfect location for Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics’ new operations.”
The facility is expected to be operational by early 2024. Those interested in joining the Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics team should visit the company’s careers page.
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[Employees from Stueken LLC donate much-needed supplies to Arcadia Animal Rescue]Greenville, SC – Arcadia Animal Rescue was recently selected as the beneficiary of charitable giving by the employees of global precision metal parts manufacturer, Stueken LLC.A family business founded in 1931 by Hubert Stüken, social responsibility has always been at the core of the company’s values. “Every year at the holidays, we ask our employees to partner with us to support a local charity,&rdq...
[Employees from Stueken LLC donate much-needed supplies to Arcadia Animal Rescue]
Greenville, SC – Arcadia Animal Rescue was recently selected as the beneficiary of charitable giving by the employees of global precision metal parts manufacturer, Stueken LLC.
A family business founded in 1931 by Hubert Stüken, social responsibility has always been at the core of the company’s values. “Every year at the holidays, we ask our employees to partner with us to support a local charity,” says Lorri Mercer, Human Resources Business Partner. “This year, we chose to support a group impacting the lives of animals in need in the surrounding community.”
In post-pandemic United States and abroad, animal shelters are experiencing an historical high volume of intake according to Aly Balan, volunteer and spokesperson for South Carolina-based Arcadia Animal Rescue. “So many people have been forced to give up their pets due to being displaced from their homes and the shelter systems are literally busting at the seams,” says Balan. “Without rescues like ours stepping up to the plate, animals are being euthanized solely for lack of space.”
In 2022 alone, Arcadia Animal Rescue was able to save the lives of well over 150 dogs and cats from high-volume shelters and in the community at large in South Carolina and beyond. “When the folks from Stueken LLC contacted us and said we had been selected for their yearly employee giving, we were beyond ecstatic because we had just taken in a large hoarding case of emaciated and sickly animals,” Balan says. “Since we rely solely on donations, we were in desperate need of supplies.”
At the end of December, to coincide with the holiday giving season, the employees at Stueken LLC collected all kinds of pet supplies, including food, blankets, toys, cleaning products, and other much-needed materials and presented them to the rescue’s volunteers. On the day of pick up, employees were able to meet some of the dogs currently in foster care whose lives were impacted by their generosity.
“It really was such a huge relief to know that we could start the new year off fully stocked and prepared to provide everything the animals in our care needed,” Balan added. “We are so grateful for the support of the folks at Stueken; we can’t do what we do without the partnership of our local community.”
People are encouraged to visit their local shelters and adopt. Or, anyone able to foster, adopt, volunteer, or sponsor/donate to help more animals in need, please contact the rescue at email@example.com.
Arcadia Animal Rescue is a foster-based rescue comprised of volunteers who are dedicated to saving the lives of animals that are at-risk either in shelters or in our communities, and placing them into safe and loving foster or adoptive homes. As a 501c3 organization that receives no federal funding, we rely on the generosity of donors in order to provide life-saving veterinary care, spay and neuter, behavioral assessments and modification, emergency boarding, and transport to foster/adoptive homes. For more information, or to help by fostering, adopting, volunteering, or donating, please visit arcadiarescue.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded more than 90 years ago in Wuppertal, Germany, Stueken LLC is the worldwide leading solution partner for precision metal parts. For more information, visit https://stueken.com.
For the first time, a Midlands community is banning single-use plastic bags, such as the kind often used by grocery stores, joining a widespread environmental movement aimed at reducing litter in waterways...
For the first time, a Midlands community is banning single-use plastic bags, such as the kind often used by grocery stores, joining a widespread environmental movement aimed at reducing litter in waterways, beaches, forests and roads.
The Arcadia Lakes Town Council voted unanimously Thursday night to ban most single-use plastic bags by retailers, along with Styrofoam cups and Styrofoam coolers that are not encased in a hard material.
“We recognize that single-use plastic bags are bad for the environment,” Mayor Mark Huguley said Thursday afternoon, a few hours before the council’s vote. “I’m always picking them up from my yard. They’re ubiquitous. They’re in yards and streets and waterways. They don’t disintegrate easily.”
Arcadia Lakes, a small town of about 1,000 residents in central Richland County near Columbia, is the first community in inland South Carolina to ban plastic bags, according to the state’s Coastal Conservation League. It follows the bag-ban example of a dozen mostly larger cities and counties along the state’s tourist-heavy coastline.
“I think we are trying to do the right thing here, and we just all believe that sometimes a small place can make a big difference,” Huguley said.
In recent months, cities including Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Surfside Beach, Folly Beach and Hilton Head Island have outlawed stores’ and restaurants’ use of plastic bags. Charleston, the state’s largest city, voted last November to ban not just plastic bags, but also plastic straws and foam containers, The Post and Courier reported.
Richland County is considering a plastic bag ban of its own.
Environmental advocates say plastic bags are among the biggest components of litter and can harm wildlife and water quality. But others say that regulating plastic bags and other food containers could lead to higher costs for local businesses, which could trickle down to consumers.
As a mostly residential community, Arcadia Lakes has only a few businesses that will be affected by the bag ban, which applies only to retailers. Businesses will have until March 2020 to transition to the bag ban. And there are a number of exceptions written into the law, Huguley said, such as allowing plastic garment bags used by dry cleaners.
When he initially shared the proposal with local retailers, Huguley said it was met with some concerns.
“Yes, there are some that are not happy with it, but none have followed up with me,” the mayor said. “I think as they read the ordinance, my suspicion is they feel like maybe they want to give it a try.”
Some state lawmakers, under pressure from plastic-bag industry lobbyists, tried unsuccessfully to stop local governments from outlawing plastic bags for the past two years. The ban on bag bans died in the S.C. Senate last year thanks, in part, to the efforts of local government advocates and environmentalists.
This story was originally published February 7, 2019, 2:43 PM.
CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage at 22 facilities across South Carolina and Georgia where storm surge, flooding and strong winds from Hurricane Ian are expected to leave residents in need of recovery assistance."Ian has already brought devastation to our neighbors in Florida," said Tinessa Edwards, U-Haul Company of Coastal South Carolina president. "The threat of flooding in South Carolina is high as Ian makes landfall here. Storms of this magnitude c...
CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage at 22 facilities across South Carolina and Georgia where storm surge, flooding and strong winds from Hurricane Ian are expected to leave residents in need of recovery assistance.
"Ian has already brought devastation to our neighbors in Florida," said Tinessa Edwards, U-Haul Company of Coastal South Carolina president. "The threat of flooding in South Carolina is high as Ian makes landfall here. Storms of this magnitude create an immediate need for dry and secure self-storage.
"Our U-Haul family is willing and able to help by making our disaster relief program available to anyone in need."
U-Haul has also made 43 self-storage facilities across Florida available to offer free assistance.
The free month of self-storage services is available to customers renting new units and is subject to vacancy at each U-Haul facility. People seeking more information about the U-Haul disaster relief program or needing to arrange 30 days of free self-storage should contact the participating facility nearest them (listed alphabetically by city):
U-Haul at Knox Abbott 901 Knox Abbott Drive Cayce, SC 29033 (803) 791-5992
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Wambaw Creek 2076 Wambaw Creek Road Charleston, SC 29492 (843) 884-4688
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Arcadia Lakes 125 Decker Park Road Columbia, SC 29206 (803) 699-9397
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Beltline 2826 Two Notch Road Columbia, SC 29204 (803) 807-2534
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Broad River Road 1003 Zimalcrest Drive Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 731-0067
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Dentsville 7325 Two Notch Road Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 636-2652
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Elmwood 1037 Elmwood Ave. Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 256-2499
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Fort Jackson 5604 Forest Drive Columbia, SC 29206 (803) 787-5154
U-Haul Moving & Storage at I-26 3754 Fernandina Road Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 798-4414
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Sandhill 1117 Sparkleberry Lane Extension Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 766-7417
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Spring Valley 8400 Two Notch Road Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 736-8582
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Two Notch Road 2339 Two Notch Road Columbia, SC 29204 (803) 256-7397
U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Florence 2020 W. Evans St. Florence, SC 29501 (843) 662-4935
254 Bypass 72 NW 29649 (864) 538-4472
1500 Charleston Hwy. 29169 (803) 926-5252
400 Orchard Drive 29170 (803) 796-3724
3455 Wrightsboro Road 30909 (706) 733-3252
3515 Wrightsboro Road 30909 (706) 447-5225
1589 Broad St. 30904 (706) 722-4396
1647 Gordon Hwy. 30906 (706) 434-8798
3363 Wrightsboro Road 30909 (706) 738-6463
3488 Ogeechee Road 31405 (912) 233-9912
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Private equity firm ACRE and investment manager ARK Residential have begun preleasing at The Springs at Arcadia, a 150-unit single-family-for-rent community being developed in Myrtle Beach, S.C.Construction is underway, with the two companies slated to acquire the homes in the master-planned Arcadia community directly from the builder, Atlanta-based Pulte Group. Approximately 30 homes are expected to be delivered each quarter with an estimated completion date in the first quarter of 2...
Private equity firm ACRE and investment manager ARK Residential have begun preleasing at The Springs at Arcadia, a 150-unit single-family-for-rent community being developed in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Construction is underway, with the two companies slated to acquire the homes in the master-planned Arcadia community directly from the builder, Atlanta-based Pulte Group. Approximately 30 homes are expected to be delivered each quarter with an estimated completion date in the first quarter of 2024. The SFR homes will be the exclusive rental community within the larger master-planned development. The Springs at Arcadia will be managed by Elmington Property Management.
A Cushman & Wakefield equity, debt and structured finance team, comprising John Alascio, Chuck Kohaut, TJ Sullivan, John Spreitzer and Aaron Graves, arranged $37 million of acquisition financing for the project.
The Springs at Arcadia will have three- and four-bedroom detached homes with various floorplans ranging in size from about 1,500 to 2,300 square feet. The one- and two-story homes will have energy-efficient appliances and fixtures, as well as fully sodded and professionally landscaped front, rear and side lawns and two-car garages. Amenities will include access to the master-planned community’s recreational center, including a clubhouse, pickleball courts and a resort-style pool.
Bret Hewett, vice president of acquisitions for ACRE, said in a prepared statement the firm is excited to plant a flag in Myrtle Beach, a growing market that is seeing strong demand for SFR product. The Springs at Arcadia is part of a larger roll out of SFR communities under ARK’s The Springs brand. Other communities are slated to open throughout the Carolinas, Georgia and Texas. The Springs brand communities will be tenant-focused properties that offer full-service rental housing with a wide array of amenities, including health and wellness offerings.
ARK Residential was formed by Midtown Equities LLC, a privately-held real estate investment and development company that serves as the investment platform for the Cayre family. The firm has a national and international portfolio of more than 14 million square feet in the residential, retail, office, industrial and hospitality sectors. ARK Residential was formed to pursue SFR communities, multifamily, mixed-use assets and land development opportunities in key markets throughout the United States.
David Beare, a co-founder and partner of ARK Residential, said in prepared remarks the property will offer a rare opportunity for those seeking rental options in Myrtle Beach. He noted the property is surrounded by tall pine trees and feels private and secluded, but is close to large employers, supermarkets and retail centers.
Myrtle Beach is a key part of South Carolina’s $24 billion tourism industry and home to Myrtle Waves, one of the largest waterparks on the Eastern seaboard, the Carolina Opry, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach State Park, Hard Rock Park and more than 90 golf courses. Notable employers in the region include GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Boeing, Conway Medical Center, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and Tidelands Health.