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The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from denying any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. See U.S. Const. amend. XIV. In other words, the laws of a state must treat an individual in the same manner as others in similar conditions and circumstances. A violation would occur, for example, if a state prohibited an individual from entering into an employment contract because he or she was a member of a particular race. The equal protection clause is not intended to provide "equality" among individuals or classes but only "equal application" of the laws. The result, therefore, of a law is not relevant so long as there is no discrimination in its application. By denying states the ability to discriminate, the equal protection clause of the Constitution is crucial to the protection of civil rights. See Civil Rights and Discrimination.




Courts in South Carolina

South Carolina State falls under the 4th Circuit. The website for the appeals court for this circuit is www.ca4.uscourts.gov. South Carolina State has the following courts -
South Carolina Bankruptcy Court http://www.scb.uscourts.gov/
South Carolina District Court http://www.scd.uscourts.gov/



Suggested Lawyers for York
McWhirter Bellinger
McWhirter Bellinger is a personal injury law firm serving all of South Carolina. Free consultation.
www.mcwhirterlaw.com

SC Attorneys Helping Injured People

SC Attorneys who provide representation to victims of trucking accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice and other serious personal injury.
www.mcgowanhood.com


South Carolina Legal Referral Services
  • South Carolina Bar LRS Columbia, SC (800)868-2284 (803)799-7100 Statewide










  • Demographic Information
    City/Town: York
    State: South Carolina
    Country: USA
    Population: 6,985



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    Legal Facts
  • Juvenile defendants were generally treated as serious offenders, as 52% did not receive pretrial release, 63% were convicted of a felony, and 43% of those convicted received a prison sentence in 2000.

  • During 2001, 103,794 offenders convicted of Federal offense were on community supervision. Almost two-thirds were serving a term of supervised release; 30% were serving a term of probation; and 4% were serving a term of parole on a sentence that was not imposed pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984.




  • Choosing a Lawyer
  • Discuss your case in detail:
    When you visit a lawyer to discuss your case make sure that you have all the facts and figures ready with you. It can be a good idea to note down all the important facets of the case and then elaborate them before the lawyer. The more information you provide to the lawyer, the better he/she can assess the nature of your case. More importantly you can assess how the lawyer will proceed in handling your case after you have supplied all the information. It is always a good idea to ask the lawyer what course of action he/she recommends in your case, and the answer will greatly depend upon how much information you have supplied.

  • What you should ask in a fixed fee case:
    A fixed fee is also called a standard fee and is usually chargeable by lawyers in routine cases. An example would be a simple private company formation for which a lawyer may charge all clients $2000. As the same suggests, a fixed fee should be 'fixed', however this should be clarified with the lawyer. There should be clarity about additional charges if any that are not included in the fixed fee.



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