Ryan D Templeton

Ryan D Templeton

Dorchester County
  • Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury
  • South Carolina
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Summary

Ryan Templeton graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and began his legal career as a Law Clerk to Circuit Court Judge Diane S. Goodstein. Upon completing his clerkship he took a position as an Assistant Solicitor in Dorchester County. After several years of serving as an Assistant Solicitor in Dorchester County, Ryan expanded his legal career representing individuals in Circuit, Family, and Magistrate Court. At Templeton Mims & Ward, you will receive exceptional and quality representation when you need it the most, in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingent fees on personal injury cases only
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
ID Number: 101877
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Part-Time Magistrate
Dorchester County
- Current
Partner
Templeton Mims & Ward
- Current
Assistant Solicitor
1st Circuit Solicitor's Office
- Current
Law Clerk
South Carolina Judicial Department
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Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Juris Doctorate
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Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar  # 101877
Member
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South Carolina Bar # 101877
Member
- Current
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Website
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Legal Answers
19 Questions Answered

Q. Is it a must to have to speak to a judge on a magistrate charge of trespassing on train trussle
A: The ticket that you were issued should state if you are required to appear or if you can just pay the fine. On your ticket there should be red writing where it indicated if your appearance is required.
Q. If you have a warrant for a vop in florida on a felony . it has been a year and a half and a cop runs your id
A: When a warrant is placed into NCIC (National Crime Information Center) database the issuing agency set the area from which they are willing to extradite. For instance, some warrants will be issued for Nationwide extradition some will be instate pickup only. It really just depends on the agency that has issues the warrant.
Q. If i violated my probation and sentenced to 90 days in the county jail in S.C. do I receive good time for time served
A: You should receive credit for good time while in the county jail.
Q. I was question about an incident and the investigator stated a DNA sample was required. Nothing to hide I complied.
A: As long as you voluntarily provided the sample the officer was legally able to take the sample and use it in his investigation as well as any subsequent prosecution. If law enforcement comes back to talk to you any more you really should have an attorney present with you before you answer any questions.
Q. Can a DNA sample be sent from police evidence to a lab and back 4 times and the chain of custody not be questioned?
A: The chain of custody of any evidence can always be called into question but normally with out a failure of the state to call the necessary witnesses the evidence will be admitted into evidence. It is up to a good defense attorney to make sure to bring those issues to the jury to call that evidence into question.
Q. I am on probation in Greenville SC. I was put on PTUP. My probation officer told me I had to pay everything
A: In order for your probation to terminate all monies owed may be paid. This includes restitution, court costs, supervision fees, and any other fees that have been assessed by probation(drug test, etc.)
Q. Can you be charged with burglary 3 in general sessions and burglary 3 in municipal Court at the same time.
A: If you are looking at the charges on the public index it is more likely than not that one is an entry from bond court/prelim court which is in magistrate court and the second entry is the actual pending charge in general sessions court.
Q. Can my boyfriend be charged with trafficking if he was never in the house where the drugs were found.
A: The short answer is yes but it really depends on the facts of the case and the evidence that law enforcement has to prove trafficking. The South Carolina Code of Laws Section 44-53-370 (e) provides: "(e) Any person who knowingly sells, manufactures, cultivates, delivers, purchases, or brings into this State, or who provides financial assistance or otherwise aids, abets, attempts, or conspires to sell, manufacture, cultivate, deliver, purchase, or bring into this State, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession or who knowingly attempts to become in actual or constructive possession of:" And then lists out certain drugs and the amounts necessary for trafficking. . Therefore, if Law enforcement is able to prove a conspiracy or aiding in the drug transaction in any way they can charge him with Trafficking.
Q. Can I move from SC to TX with my son without having to go to court?
A: This is a complicate issue that you will likely have to go before a judge to amend the current custody order. Even if the father agrees to the move the best course of action is to contact an attorney to amend the current custody order.
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Templeton Mims & Ward
133 E. 1st North St.
Suite 4
Summerville, SC 29483
USA
Telephone: (843) 285-5090