Getting charged with a crime in Drayton 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 Drayton, 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 Drayton, 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 Drayton criminal defense because we provide:
Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer in Drayton 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 Drayton 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 Drayton 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 Drayton, 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 Drayton 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 Drayton, 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 Drayton 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 Drayton 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 Drayton, 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 Drayton, all of which affect drivers in some way. Our Drayton 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 Drayton.
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 Drayton 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 Drayton, 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 Drayton. 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 Drayton 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 Drayton, 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.
SPARTANBURG — Ren Wagner knows the ins and outs of event planning and floral arrangements.In 2014, she helped renovate an old barn for her son’s wedding. After the wedding, she and her husband began to rent out the barn space on their farm property in Moore for events.Because of the success of renting out the space, the couple started a full-service event venue at The Forevermore Farm. The farm has two barn venues and a flower shop, Forevermore Farm Florals, that offers on-site and off-site wedding and event florals...
SPARTANBURG — Ren Wagner knows the ins and outs of event planning and floral arrangements.
In 2014, she helped renovate an old barn for her son’s wedding. After the wedding, she and her husband began to rent out the barn space on their farm property in Moore for events.
Because of the success of renting out the space, the couple started a full-service event venue at The Forevermore Farm. The farm has two barn venues and a flower shop, Forevermore Farm Florals, that offers on-site and off-site wedding and event florals.
“I love pulling the vision together, whether it be flowers, wedding setups or helping make a bride’s dreams come true,” said Ren Wagner, owner of Forevermore Farm Florals and co-owner of The Forevermore Farm.
Wagner is planning to expand by opening a store in Drayton Mills Marketplace in Spartanburg. Forevermore Farm Florals And Gifts is set to open Nov. 1. Customers can stop by for the grand opening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The store will sell floral arrangements, plants, containers, home fragrances, gift baskets, mugs, candles, throws and stuffed animals. Customers can also customize or buy pre-made gift baskets.
There will be an on-site florist and refrigerators that will have grab-and-go florals. Wagner said that within the new store she will have a room for wedding floral consultations.
“Our arrangements go anywhere from $8 to $75,” Wagner said. “We get our flowers from all over the world, so there’s not really a flower that I can’t get.”
Forevermore Farm Florals also does floral arrangements for parties, funerals and businesses. Wagner said she’s branching out into home interior design.
Wagner and her husband purchased their 116-acre farm property in the late 1990s. She used to be a nurse before she got into event planning and opened a floral business. Wagner said she started her floral business after seeing a need to offer flowers to clients who were having events at The Forevermore Farm.
For Wagner, the desire to expand comes from wanting to leave a legacy for her family and build community with people in Spartanburg.
“I just want to be a part of something positive, and this is the best way I know how to do that,” she said.
The University of South Carolina Dance Program will present Wonderland, a dance theatre version of the classic tale Alice in Wonderland, February 9–11 at Drayton Hall Theatre.Show times are 7: 30 p. m. nightly, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee performance February 11. Admission is $15 for students, $20 for USC faculty/staff, military, and seniors 60+, and $22 for the public. Tickets may be purchased online at sc.universitytickets.com or at the door. D...
The University of South Carolina Dance Program will present Wonderland, a dance theatre version of the classic tale Alice in Wonderland, February 9–11 at Drayton Hall Theatre.
Show times are 7: 30 p. m. nightly, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee performance February 11. Admission is $15 for students, $20 for USC faculty/staff, military, and seniors 60+, and $22 for the public. Tickets may be purchased online at sc.universitytickets.com or at the door. Drayton Hall Theatre is located at 1214 College Street, across from the historic USC Horseshoe.
Choreographed and directed by USC Dance associate professor Jennifer Deckert, Wonderland is a contemporary reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s beloved story that fuses dance and whimsical production design to tell the story of a young girl’s adventures through a strange fantasyland. Alice’s journey through the rabbit hole takes her into the depths of her own psyche, where she must find inner strength to survive a bizarre and dangerous world that just gets “curiouser and curiouser.”
Deckert says her take on the oft-told tale is that Alice’s adventure is really an internal battle with her own insecurities.
“I think the world of the show lives inside Alice’s mind,” says Deckert. “It’s a dive into the magical, absurd, and scary parts of our subconscious and the voices that control us.”
She adds that Alice’s odyssey mirrors the creative process that was undertaken to bring Wonderland to the stage.
“Creation requires you give up yourself,” she says. “You literally jump in and explore things of beauty while being confronted by voices that tell you you’re not good enough or you don’t belong. In the end, it’s all about pushing through that and saying those voices don’t matter. Wonderland is about Alice’s journey to confront those voices of doubt.”
While the original story’s iconic characters, such as the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, and Cheshire Cat, remain in the narrative, Deckert says the production purposely veers away from the familiar imagery of Disney’s version of the story. In fact, she says the unique visions of the show’s designers have inspired her choreographic interpretation.
“I guided all our designers away from the sometimes carnival-like perceptions of Wonderland and its characters and toward a more sophisticated and nuanced interpretation. For instance, many of the costumes have been built upon the idea that in our dreams we often see pieces instead of full images. And rather than setting the story in a realm of marble floors and columns, our Wonderland exists within nature.”
“ The creation of this work and my movement vocabulary has actually been driven through collaborations with the designers just as much as their designs have been influenced by the story. This entire piece is being built almost from the design up or, at the very least, hand-in-hand with the design.”
Creating the fantastical world are second-year MFA design students Andrew Burns ( costume design), Ashley Jensen ( scenic design), and Lorna Young (lighting design). A cast of 18 dancers embody Wonderland’s eccentric characters, led by sophomore dance education major Bailey Brown as Alice.
“I hope this production inspires a bit of child-like inquiry and playful reflection,” says Deckert of her dreams for this original work. “And a belief that anything is possible.”
For more information on Wonderland or the dance program at the University of South Carolina, contact Kevin Bush via email at email@example.com or by phone at 803-777-9353.
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She once doled out uppercuts. Now she gives haircuts.But Ashley Rushing is still tough — covered in tattoos all the way up to her neck and a blue-green pixie cut, she's opened up the Bareknuckle Barbershop in Drayton Mills Marketplace, the name a nod to her MMA fighting career.Once known as Doll Face in the MMA world, Rushing fought for a little more than a decade, starting with an amateur career at a North Carolina gym. She began her professional career when she moved to South Carolina and fought in two pr...
She once doled out uppercuts. Now she gives haircuts.
But Ashley Rushing is still tough — covered in tattoos all the way up to her neck and a blue-green pixie cut, she's opened up the Bareknuckle Barbershop in Drayton Mills Marketplace, the name a nod to her MMA fighting career.
Once known as Doll Face in the MMA world, Rushing fought for a little more than a decade, starting with an amateur career at a North Carolina gym. She began her professional career when she moved to South Carolina and fought in two professional fights with Invicta Fighting Championships, a women's MMA organization.
But she's always had a passion for cosmetology, too, and has worked as a cosmetologist for about 15 years.
"My family's always done hair, so I've kind of always been around it," Rushing said.
When Rushing broke a lower vertebrae ending her fighting career, she decided to focus on hair full time which led to the opening of Bareknuckle Barbershop.
She co-owns the shop with Tyler Maupin, who isn't a stylist, but works on the business and financial side. He created the name and helped with the design for the shop.
Artist Leon Wilkie created the logo - two fists (or bare knuckles) grasping a pair of scissors. The shop also displays some of Rushing's belts from her fighting career.
However, Maupin and Rushing don't go way back. Maupin was just a client of Rushing's when she worked at a different Spartanburg barber shop before opening up her own.
"I scheduled an appointment with her when she worked at the Black Derby (in downtown Spartanburg)," Maupin said. "And then she noticed that I was coming in every week and then we just started talking."
Rushing and Maupin opened up shop Aug. 1, behind Dray Bar & Grill, and business has been successful for the almost two weeks since they've opened, they said.
Bareknuckle Barbershop hasn't faced too many challenges due to COVID-19 either, Rushing said. It opened after Gov. Henry McMaster reopened salons and barber shops in South Carolina.
"I think with men's grooming, it's always gonna be around," Rushing said. "Men have to get their hair cut."
And if this barber shop isn't tough enough for you yet, there's a whiskey tap right when you walk in.
"So I give complimentary beverages with all services," Rushing said pointing to the tap and a beer fridge next to it. "So when guys come to check in they literally help themselves, pour themselves (a drink), grab whatever and just hang out.
Rushing found she prefers doing men's cuts and women's pixie cuts over a traditional women's color and highlights that can take hours at a salon.
"I didn't like standing behind someone's head for four hours," Rushing said. "I've only had my barbers license for about a year. But when I got into barbering, and started shaving, I got super addicted."
There's no specific demographic that comes into the shop, co-owner Maupin said, mostly men of all ages, races and ethnicities come to Bareknuckle Barbershop.
"Ashley really works with all types of ethnicities and hair," Maupin said.
It may seem like a drastic career change, but to Rushing, her life is pretty simple.
"That's it," she said with a laugh. "Just an MMA background and hair."
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Established in 1738, Drayton Hall is an icon of colonial America architecture and identity and a National Trust Historic Site. The main house remains in nearly original condition after seven generations of family ownership, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and devastating hurricanes and earthquakes. The main house was never modernized with electric lighting, plumbing or central heating or air conditioning and is unfurnished, allowing the beauty of its architectural details to become the focus for visitors. Surrounded by ancient live oaks and bordered by the historic Ashley River, the entire site — including the historic grounds with its broad vistas, vanished structures and rare period features — serves as a testimony to American history.
You can visit Drayton Hall and enjoy its wide selection of guided house tours and programs, including the annual Distinguished Speakers Series. But before you plan your next trip, take the virtual tour in the slideshow above.
A big night in Charleston Monday night for the South Carolina Coaches for Charity annual gala presented by the Fisher DeBerry Foundation. A record crowd was reported for the 14th annual event held at the Marriott. They were on hand to hear from Shane Beamer, Dabo Swinney, Maurice Drayton, Buddy Pough, Shawn Watson, Clay Hendrix and Gabe Giardina.Each coach used the event to meet and greet fans, raise money for a selected charity, and to honor an individual for their good work in the community.Matt Smith of Spo...
A big night in Charleston Monday night for the South Carolina Coaches for Charity annual gala presented by the Fisher DeBerry Foundation. A record crowd was reported for the 14th annual event held at the Marriott. They were on hand to hear from Shane Beamer, Dabo Swinney, Maurice Drayton, Buddy Pough, Shawn Watson, Clay Hendrix and Gabe Giardina.
Each coach used the event to meet and greet fans, raise money for a selected charity, and to honor an individual for their good work in the community.
Matt Smith of SportsTalk was in Charleston and was able to sit down with Beamer and Drayton separately for exclusive interviews Monday night.
Another USC target will come off the board this week. DT Liam Andrews (6-5 260) of Brookline, MA will make his commitment announcement on Friday. Andrews made official visits to USC, Penn State and Wisconsin, and those are his final three. He also visited each school unofficially earlier in the year. Andrews also plays offensive tackle, but he has let the schools know he only wants to play on the defensive line in college. Projections by the recruiting networks are all for Penn State.
USC target WR Jonathan Paylor, who had been looking at July 28th for a commitment announcement, told The Wolpacker of the On3 Network that he’s pushing that back to sometime in August. It’s still USC and NC State the top two, and he might visit both again before announcing.
Talking season got underway Tuesday in the Upstate as Clemson held its annual media outing and open house inside the Allen N. Reeves Football Complex on campus. Head coach Dabo Swinney and his assistants visited with the media to discuss the upcoming season. The football staff also gave reporters the opportunity to tour the facility and play games in the players’ lounge and village while kicking around the hot topics of NIL and the transfer portal.
Clemson’s new offensive coordinator Garrett Riley and second-year defensive coordinator Wes Goodwin were big hits with the assembled crowd, as each took nearly thirty minutes to break down their respective units.