Jury Charge

Dec. 2012 - Feb. 2013

Actual knowledge/strong evidence
Courts should no longer use the “actual knowledge/strong evidence” charge because it improperly expresses the judge’s view regarding the weight of certain evidence and largely negates the mere presence charge.
State v. Cheeks, No. 27211 (S.C. Sup. Ct., Jan. 16, 2013) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 3).