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What is Larceny?

Larceny is a type of property crime that involves taking someone else’s property with the intent to permanently deprive them of the property. In South Carolina, larceny may be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the nature of the crime. How is larceny different from burglary and robbery? What are the penalties for a conviction? Here’s what you need to know about larceny in South Carolina....

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What Is The Most Common Type Of Workplace Injury

Workplace injuries are, unfortunately, not rare. Private industry employers reported 2.3 million nonfatal injuries in 2022, according to the Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, 2021-2022 news release released on November 8 by the BLS. Nonfatal workplace injuries can lead to days away from work, lost productivity, lost wages, medical bills, and even permanent disfigurement and disability. However, the majority of workplace injuries are not permanently life-altering, including the most common type of workplace injury....

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How to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian safety is an ongoing concern across the nation. Tragically, 7,388 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2021, the most recent year for which stats are available, according to the NHTSA* That’s the highest number since 1981 (when 7,837 pedestrians were killed), and a 12.5% increase from 2020. A further 60,577 people were injured. Why are our roads so dangerous for pedestrians? More importantly, what can we do about it? We can all help make our streets safer for ourselves and our families, both as pedestrians and drivers. Cities and municipalities can make a difference, too. Here’s how...

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What are mandatory minimums for drug offenses?

Mandatory minimums are pre-determined sentences that judges must abide by when handing out sentences to defendants convicted of certain offenses. That is, a judge may not sentence a defendant to any amount of time less than the law says. Mandatory minimums may include both jail time and fines. Laws regarding offenses and mandatory minimum sentences vary by state, and the federal government has its own laws regarding mandatory minimums, too....

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How to Report a Workplace Injury

If you’re injured on the job in South Carolina and you’re covered under workers’ compensation, it’s vital to report your workplace injury in a timely manner in order to get the compensation you’re entitled to under the law. Here’s how to report a workplace injury in South Carolina, plus how long you have to report an injury....

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What Is a Pedestrian Safety Zone?

A pedestrian safety zone is a designated area on or by a roadway that focuses on pedestrian safety. They’re typically found in areas with high foot traffic such as tourist locations, shopping areas, and school zones, or in areas that see a disproportionately high number of pedestrian accidents. The purpose is to reduce injuries and fatalities from pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian safety is of special interest to us, since South Carolina was found to be #13 among states with the most pedestrian fatalities 2010-2019, according to a 2021 study by Smart Growth America using data from the NHTSA. Particularly bad, Greenville-Anderson-Maudlin, SC...

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