Tagged: Sentencing

Court of Appeals Orders Credit for Time Served

On February 13, 2019, in State v. Brown, the South Carolina Court of Appeals held individuals are entitled to credit for time served during pre-trial commitments to a secure mental health facility to restore competency to stand trial. Click this link to read State v. Brown.

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Due Process Required Before Department of Corrections Can Change Interpretation of Sentence

On May 28, 2014, the South Carolina Supreme Court decided Tant v. S.C. Department of Corrections.  While recognizing a duty and responsibility for the Department of Corrections to correct errors in its records, our Court recognized “the reality that an individual’s freedom is in implicated in these determinations.”  The Court held, “[W]henever the Department alters […]

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