Lawrence W. Long
Federal White Collar Criminal Defense
Federal Post Conviction Relief
Federal Habeas Review For State Convictions
Legal Research and Writing, Federal Sentencing Assistance, Ghost Appeals
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No, no one asked my opinion . . . but I’m going to give it anyway. Why I think South Carolina Needs a Post-Trial Motion for Sentence Reduction.
November 16, 2021
Of Course It’s Ineffective Not to Call Alibi Witnesses at Trial—South Carolina Attorney General’s Office Attempts to Pull a Fast One to Uphold Conviction. Weldon v. South Carolina, Op. No. 5867 (filed October 6, 2021).
November 11, 2021
Singh v. Singh– No, there will be no avoiding judicial review as to matters involving children in this state. South Carolina Supreme Court, Op. No. 28057 (filed September 8, 2021)
October 15, 2021
A very rare win in a habeas case– Trial counsel actually needs to know the law! Wright v. Clarke, 2021 WL 2530199 (filed June 21, 2021).
October 5, 2021
A Unicorn from the South Carolina Court of Appeals! Reversal Based on Coerced Confession, State v. Randy Collins, Appellate Case No. 2018-02056 (September 8, 2021)
September 8, 2021
Dual Experts in Child Sex Abuse Cases: The SC Supreme Court Declines Opp to Create New Rule, State v. Makins, South Carolina Supreme Court, Op. No. 28039 (filed 6/23/21).
July 18, 2021
Retreat on the JLWOP Front, State v. Jon Smart, Op. No. 5830 (Ct. App. filed 7/7/21)
July 14, 2021
924(c) Conviction Vacated!
June 22, 2021
Lifetime Sexual Offender Registration without Judicial Review Violates Due Process. Powell v. Keel, Appellate Case No. 2019-001063 (S.C. Supreme Court, filed 6/921).
June 19, 2021
South Carolina Supreme Court grants common law writ and inmate entitled to PCR hearing.
June 3, 2021