GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – The attorney representing suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis filed a motion this week to quash the indictment charging him with misconduct in office.
According to the motion, filed on April 30 in Greenville County General Sessions court, the attorney wants to quash his misconduct indictment citing that the counts of misconduct are overly broad and vague.
“The Indictment for the common law charge of Misconduct in Office should be quashed as the common law crime is overly vague and without the specificity required by the Due Process Clause of Article I of the Constitution of the State of South Carolina and the Fourteeth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. The vagueness of this common law crime is illustrated by the numerous counts in this indictment all of which the indictment contends would constitute misconduct in office, but the majority of which would not and could not constitute an independent crime.”
Read the full motion below: