NOTABLE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL CASES
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Review some of Dayne’s most notable cases:
- Represented a licensed attorney and a disbarred attorney before the South Carolina Supreme Court in Rule to Show Cause hearings for civil and criminal contempt.
- Obtained numerous not guilty verdicts in felony trials.
- Successfully argued motions to suppress (drug evidence and identification in separate cases).
- In re S. [Redacted to Protect Identity], September 23, 2015
- Represented a licensed attorney before the South Carolina Supreme Court in a Rule to Show Cause hearing, alleging civil and criminal contempt of court for violating the Court’s order. The Court held, “After considering the return and holding arguments in this matter, the rule to show cause for contempt is hereby dissolved and dismissed.”
- State v. E. [Redacted to Protect Identity], May 21, 2015
- Not guilty of burglary, third degree, and conspiracy
- State v. R. [Redacted to Protect Identity], April 14, 2015
- Not guilty of distribution of crack cocaine
- State v. S.[Redacted to Protect Identity], February 26, 2015
- Not guilty of two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC), third degree, and exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
- State v. C. [Redacted to Protect Identity], November 6, 2014
- Not guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping (note: counsel was second chair).
- State v. M.[Redacted to Protect Identity], October 17, 2013
- Drug evidence suppressed. Charge dismissed.
- Motion to suppress drug evidence granted, which resulted in dismissal of the case based on the State’s failure to establish that the arresting officer had reasonable and articulable suspicion to justify the investigative detention and subsequent search.
- In re D. [Redacted to Protect Identity], October 2, 2013
- Represented a disbarred attorney before the SC Supreme Court in a Rule to Show Cause hearing filed by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, alleging criminal and civil contempt of court for violating the Court’s order (unauthorized practice of law and failure to pay fees/restitution).
- State v. T.[Redacted to Protect Identity], May 24, 2013
- Objected to probation revocation based on the presiding judge’s failure to make specific findings of fact regarding the willfulness of the probationer’s failure to pay. Court of Appeals subsequently reversed and remanded the revocation in an unpublished opinion (note: counsel did not argue this case on appeal).
- State v. Richard Gagnon, 2013
- New trial. Murder convictions and charges dismissed (co-counsel with Bob Dudek of Appellate Defense)
- Motion for a new trial granted based on after-discovered evidence, vacated two murder convictions and life without parole sentences.
- Motion to hold appeal in abeyance and remand to circuit court granted;
- Two evidentiary hearings with expert and out-of-state witness
***“Please note that any result achieved on behalf of a client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.”