Representative Cases

Our reputation is based on our record of achieving results for our clients in the courtroom. Our firm has obtained dismissals, pre-trial diversion resulting in dismissals, or acquittals following trial in hundreds of criminal cases. Below you will find a representative selection of cases that Lacey Thompson and Laura Hiller have successfully handled in South Carolina courts; however, it is important to understand that no attorney can ethically guarantee a result in any case. The content of this webpage should not create any expectation that our firm will obtain similar results in your case, without reference to your specific factual and legal circumstances. No two cases are alike, and the outcome of each case will depend on the circumstances of that case as well as the trial lawyer’s abilities.

  • State v. A.M., April 2021: A.M. was charged with burglary in the 1st degree. The defense attorney made a motion to dismiss at the preliminary hearing which was granted by the Judge.
  • State v. C.H., March 2021: C.H.'s charge of hindering an officer was dismissed at the pre-trial conference after discussion with the arresting officer.
  • State v. K.C., February 2021:  K.C. was charged with driving under the influence (DUI).  The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. T.M., October 2020:  T.M. was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and pointing and presenting.  All charges were dismissed before trial.  
  • State v. C.B., October 2020:  C.B. was charged with assault and battery 3rd degree.  After multiple pre-trial conferences, the charge was dismissed.  
  • State v. D.W., October 2020: D.W. was originally charged with assaulting a police officer. The case went to trial on the lesser included resisting arrest. After the government presented its case, on a motion of the defense attorney the Judge directed a verdict of not guilty.
  • State v. J.C., September 2020:  J.C. was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor 2nd degree.  The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. G.M., August 2020: G.M. was charged with domestic violence in 1st degree and the judge denied G.M.'s bond. Defense attorney secured a reasonable bond for G.M.. Then after extensive negotiations with the prosecutor secured a dismissal of the charge.  
  • State v. D.D., July 2020: D.D. was charged with trafficking cocaine 28 grams or more. The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. L.W., October 2019:  L.W. was charged with domestic violence 3rd degree.  The charge was dismissed the morning of trial after turning over our pre-trial motion to the prosecutor.
  • State v. L.H., September 2019:  L.H. was charged with domestic violence 2nd degree.  The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. J.J., September 2019:  J.J. was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  The charge was dismissed at the preliminary hearing.
  • State v. A.E., May 2019:  A.E. was charged with public disorderly conduct and disturbing schools.  The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. A.E., May 2019 A.E. was charged with a fraudulent check over $1000.00. The case was dismissed at the prelimary hearing at the motion of the defense attorney. 
  • State v. F.G., September 2018: F. G. was charged with possession of schedule I-V controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute near a school, possession I, II, or III controlled substance with intent to distribute, and trafficking heroin 4-14 grams. After negotiation with the prosecutor all charges were dismissed. 
  • State v. K.Y., January 2018:  K.Y. was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) 2nd offense in Myrtle Beach.  The charge was remanded as a DUI 1st offense at the preliminary hearing.  Once remanded, the charge was  dismissed before trial.
  • State v. R.W., January 2017: R.W. was charged with domestic violence in the 1st degree in Myrtle Beach. The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. N.C., January 2017: N.C. was charged with domestic violence in the 3rd degree and simple possession of marijuana. All charges were dismissed before trial.
  • State v. K.H., January 2017: K.H. was charged with shoplifting. The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. B.L., January 2017: B.L. was charged with shoplifting. The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. K.K., August 2016: K.K. was charged under the peeping tom statute. The charge was dismissed at the preliminary hearing.
  • State v. C.T., June 2016: C.T. was charged with indecent exposure. The charge was dismissed at the preliminary hearing.
  • State v. J.R., June 2016: J.R. was charged with pointing and presenting a firearm. The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. P.D., May 2016: P.D. was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) four times within a year. Three out of the four DUIs were dismissed.
  • State v. J.B, March 2016: J.B. was charged with criminal domestice violence in the 2nd degree in Myrtle Beach. The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. C.W., March 2016: C.W. was charged with assault and battery in the 3rd degree. The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. S.T., March 2015: S.T. was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Myrtle Beach. The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. J.J., January 2015: J.J. was charged with shoplifting in Horry County. After the state presented a video of J.J. in the store, she was acquitted of all charges by a jury.
  • State v. R.C., January 2015: R.C. was found not guilty of reckless driving and public disorderly conduct by a North Myrtle Beach jury.
  • State v. V.F., April 2015: V.F. was prosecuted for simple possession of marijuana in Horry County. At trial, the prosecuting officer forgot his chemist and learned about the hearsay rule the hard way.
  • State v. A.M, September 2015: A.M. was charged with simple possession of marijuana. Lacey Thompson negotiated a conditional discharge with the prosecutor, and all of A.M.’s charges were dismissed, and his record has been expunged.
  • State v. C.P., June 2015: C.P. was charged with public disorderly conduct by an Horry County Police Officer. As captured on video, his arrest was not based on any violation of law, but was based on speech absolutely protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution. The charge was dismissed before trial.
  • State v. L.G., April 2015: L.G. was charged with assault and battery 3rd degree and was found not guilty by a jury in Horry County.
  • State v. B.W., August 2015: B.W. was charged with simple possession of marijuana. His charge was dismissed before trial as the arresting officer did not have reasonable suspicion of a traffic violation.
  • State v. T.C., August 2015: T.C. was charged with malicious injury to personal property less than $2,000 and minor in possession. All charges were dismissed before trial.
  • State v. B.M., October 2014: B.M. was charged with breach of trust greater than $10,000. After the defense investigation showed that there was no fraudulent intent and that the case was a civil matter that did not belong in criminal court, and all charges were dismissed.

 

* Initials of the parties are used rather than full names to protect the privacy of our clients, some of whom have had their records completely expunged.