April 24, 2018
Nelson Mullins is assisting the City of Myrtle Beach to create a new court that would allow homeless people charged with non-violent crimes to enter a diversion program. Columbia partner George Cauthen, who helped open the homeless court in Columbia, said that a group of public defenders, solicitors, homeless advocates, the city court judge and city police will work together to decide what type of cases the court will accept and the qualifications the defendant needs to participate. "After we’ve done that and we’ve agreed on parameters, we’ll ask the state to petition the Supreme Court to set up a homeless court in Myrtle Beach," Cauthen said. "And they generally grant those."
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