SC Men Enter Guilty Plea to Child Pornography Charges

Florence Resident Enters Guilty Plea to Child Pornography Charges in Federal Court A Florence, SC resident reportedly entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges in federal court, and will be sentenced at a later date. Andrew Stephen Jackson, 44, entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges in a federal court in Florence, according to a press release on Friday, June 20th. Possession of child pornography is a violation of federal legislation 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(5)(B) and (b)(2). The judge accepted the guilty plea, but Jackson … [Read more...]

Simpsonville Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of Wife

South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Murder in Stabbing Death of Wife Two Years Ago A man from Simpsonville, SC has pleaded guilty to murder in the stabbing death of his wife at a Wal-Mart two years ago. Avery Louis Blandin pleaded guilty on Monday, October 7th, to murder in the death of Lilia Blandin, his wife, at a bank she worked at inside a Wal-Mart in Berea, SC in 2011. Circuit Court Judge Edward Miller sentenced Blandin to 30 years in prison for murder, followed by 5 years in prison for a weapons charge. "I'm just so sorry this … [Read more...]

Man Pleads Guilty to Murder in 2008 Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Slaying

Saga of Sumter Trick-or-Treater's Murder and Assault Ends with Guilty Plea On Tuesday, October 8th, the man who fatally shot and killed a 12-year-old trick-or-treater in 2008 pleaded guilty to murder in court. Quentin P. Patrick, 27, plead guilty in circuit court to one count of murder, two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill, and one count of assault with intent to kill. In return for the guilty plea, prosecutors dropped one count of manufacturing cocaine. On the night of October 31st, 2008, Tony “T.J.” Darrisaw, along … [Read more...]

Is Pleading Guilty Better?

South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys If you are arrested in South Carolina and your criminal charge is pending in General Sessions Court or Magistrate’s Court, you have the option to plead guilty or not guilty. The decision of whether to plead guilty in South Carolina  should only be made after obtaining the advice of a criminal defense attorney.  Your life and welfare are at stake. A guilty plea can have lasting consequences beyond a fine or prison sentence including the loss of your right to carry a firearm, custody or visitation … [Read more...]