Ryan D Templeton

Ryan D Templeton

Lawyer in Summerville, SC
  • Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury ...
  • South Carolina
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Summary

Ryan Templeton helps people that have been charged with crimes, people going through a divorce or child custody case, and people that have been injured.

He can help you navigate the legal minefield that you have found yourself in to get you the best possible result in your case. You will receive quality representation when you need it the most, in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury.

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. Ryan also serves as a part-time Magistrate Judge in Dorchester County.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
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
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Partner
Templeton Mims & Ward
- Current
Assistant Solicitor
1st Circuit Solicitor's Office
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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
Current
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South Carolina Bar  # 101877
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Arrested? What can I do to keep this off my record?
TMWLAWSC.com
Top 3 Things To Do If You Are Being Arrested!
TMWLAWSC.com
Speaking Engagements
South Carolina Circuit Court Judicial Law Clerk Seminar , 2016 South Carolina Judicial Confernence , Columbia, SC
South Carolina Judicial Department
Spoke to incoming Circuit Court Law Clerks about their new position as judicial Law Clerks
Certifications
DOD Secret Clearance
Department of Defense
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Legal Answers
132 Questions Answered

Q. My son is 20 years old and has been raised by myself and his stepfather and wants him listed as his father
A: I would recommend reaching out to an attorney where your son lives. They will be in the best position to advise you on the process for adoption.
Q. Does south Carolina have the prison release reoffender act like Florida
A: I am not sure what Florida has but if you are talking about enhanced penalties for persons recently released from prison SC has: SECTION 16-1-120. Increased sentences for repeat offenders. (1) When an individual, who was convicted of a Class A, B, or C felony offense or an exempt offense which provides for a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years or more and sentenced to a period of time, has been released from prison, whether on parole or by completion of the sentence, is convicted of another felony offense, the individual shall have added to the sentence imposed for the subsequent conviction such additional time as provided below: (A) if the subsequent offense was committed within forty-five days of his release, five years shall be added to the sentence mandated by the subsequent conviction. (B) if the subsequent offense was committed within ninety days of his release, four years shall be added to the sentence mandated by the subsequent conviction. (C) if the subsequent offense was committed within one hundred eighty days of his release, three years shall be added to the sentence mandated by the subsequent conviction. (D) if the subsequent offense was committed within two hundred seventy days of his release, two years shall be added to the sentence mandated by the subsequent conviction. (E) if the subsequent offense was committed within three hundred sixty days of his release, one year shall be added to the sentence mandated by the subsequent conviction. (2) When subsection (1) requires an individual to have additional time added to the sentence mandated by a subsequent conviction, if the maximum sentence mandated for the subsequent conviction is less than the additional time mandated by subsection (1), the additional time which must be added to the sentence mandated by the subsequent conviction shall be equal to the maximum sentence provided for the conviction. (3) No portion of the additional term provided for herein may be suspended and no such additional term may be reduced by any early release program, work credit, or similar program but must be served in full. HISTORY: 1995 Act No. 7, Part I Section 35.
Q. Personal care worker stole my dad's bank info and opened a Paypal acct in her name. Is this identity theft?
A: Assuming that this occurred in South Carolina i would recommend that you reach out to your local law enforcement agency and file a report. This could certainty be considered breach of trust or even possibly exploitation of a vulnerable adult. A law enforcement agency would need to investigate to determine if they are able to prove who attempted to access his funds.
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Contact & Map
Templeton Mims & Ward
133 E. 1st North St.
Suite 4
Summerville, SC 29483
Telephone: (843) 285-5090