Notable Cases

Court of Appeals Reinstates Jury Verdict in Favor of Wrongfully Terminated College Professor

On June 27, 2018, in Crenshaw v. Erskine College, the South Carolina Court of Appeals reinstated a $600,000.00 verdict awarded by Abbeville County jurors to a tenured college professor wrongfully terminated by Erskine College.  Charles Grose became involved in the case after the trial judge granted a judgment notwithstanding the verdict and entered a judgment in […]

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Appellate Practice Project: Presenting Cases to the Appellate Courts

Charles Grose was a Breakout Session Facilitator at the 2017 Appellate Practice Project on November 30, 2017.  This program trains attorneys to handle appeals.  Attorneys participating in the program have the opportunity to volunteer to handle an appeal assigned to the Division of Appellate Defense of the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense.  The project, […]

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Charles Grose Speaks at Public Defender Conference

On September 25, 2017, Charles Grose spoke at the 2017 Public Defender Conference in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The topic, “Handling the Scariest Witness on Earth: The Child in CSC Cases,” was  intended to help lawyers face their fears of cross-examining children.

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Charles Grose Speaks to Judges

On March 6, 2017, Charles Grose spoke at the South Carolina Association of Circuit Court Judges Spring 2017 Conference.  His topic was “Expert Witness Issues in Child Sexual Abuse Cases.”

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Charles Grose Moderated 2015 Criminal Law Update

As chair of the Criminal Law Section, Charles Grose planned and moderated the 2015 Criminal Law Update at the annual South Carolina Bar meeting, held in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday, January 23, 2015.  Please click these links to view the agendas for Part One and Part Two of the program.  The second part of […]

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Juvenile Life without Parole Sentences Unconstitutional

On November 12, 2014, the South Carolina Supreme Court decided Aiken et. al. v. Byars, holding life without parole sentences for crimes committed by juveniles are unconstitutional, unless the sentencing court convened a sentencing hearing and considered all mitigating circumstances, as mandated by the Supreme Court of the United States in Miller v. Alabama.  Charles Grose […]

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“Stopping the Runaway Train—Getting Control of Child Sex Abuse Cases.”

On September 22, 2014, Charles Grose spoke at the 2014 South Carolina Public Defender Association Conference in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  His presentation focused on the rules and procedures for try child sex abuse cases in South Carolina.  

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Mother Acquitted in Homicide by Child Abuse Case

On December 11, 2013, the South Carolina Supreme Court decided State v. Hepburn, holding that the prosecution presented insufficient evidence to convict a mother of homicide by child abuse.  The Court directed a verdict of acquittal.  Hepburn presented important issues regarding the standard for directed verdict when the State jointly tries co-defendants.  Charles Grose represented […]

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Solicitor Docket Control Ended

Charles Grose represented the South Carolina Public Defender Association as an amicus curiae, or friend of the court, in the landmark case of State v. Langford that declared Solicitor Docket Control unconstitutional.   Under this unique practice, Solicitors could call cases to trial when it most advantaged the prosecution.  Relying on the Public Defender Association’s brief, the South Carolina Supreme […]

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Representation by Grose yields early parole eligibility for manslaughter defendant

Representing a defendant charged with fatally shooting his estranged, Mr. Grose successfully negotiated a plea deal that reduced the charge from murder to voluntary manslaughter then went on to convince the court to grant parole eligibility after serving only one-fourth of the defendant’s 22-year prison sentence. Mr. Grose argued on behalf of the defendant that […]

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