About Tim Kulp

I am a veteran criminal defense lawyer handling cases in city, state and federal court. In 1999, I was board certified in criminal trial advocacy by the National Bureau of Legal Specialty Certification. At this time, only seven other lawyers in South Carolina can represent themselves as specialists in this area.
12 02, 2014

South Carolina DUI Defense-What A DUI Attorney Needs to Know About Breath Sampling

By |February 12th, 2014|Breath Alcohol Testing, DUI|Comments Off on South Carolina DUI Defense-What A DUI Attorney Needs to Know About Breath Sampling

The DUI Breath Sampling Process. How The Machine “Looks” at the What A Person is Blowing  Into the Breath Machine

Under the protocol for the administration of a breath test in South Carolina, after a twenty minute “observation period” to allow any residual mouth alcohol to evaporate through normal respiration, a 120 second period is […]

10 02, 2014

A New Consideration for a Charleston DUI Lawyer

By |February 10th, 2014|Breath Alcohol Testing, DUI|Comments Off on A New Consideration for a Charleston DUI Lawyer

Do Soft Drinks Play a Role in Breath Alcohol Levels for DUI?
As reported in the Newcastle Herald, Australian research reveals an interesting consideration as to the interaction of alcohol and soft drinks. This may be an important factor in breath alcohol levels in Charleston DUI cases. As a Charleston DUI lawyer with over three decades […]

6 02, 2014

Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer for A DUI

By |February 6th, 2014|DUI|Comments Off on Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer for A DUI

Three Important Considerations.

 It shouldn’t be a coin toss…

1.    Criminal and DUI Courtroom Experience
The legal market is flooded nowadays. The job market is tough for young, new lawyers. Some are forced to take on cases they don’t have much experience in. I can’t say that I blame them, and, the rules of professional responsibility […]

5 02, 2014

SC Department of Transportation Secretary DUI Arrest Video

By |February 5th, 2014|Criminal Defense, DUI|Comments Off on SC Department of Transportation Secretary DUI Arrest Video

Do DUI Roadside Videos Accurately Depict What is Reported?
Here is the long roadside DUI arrest video filmed when the secretary was stopped. When arrested for DUI, a roadside video MUST be made by the officer.

DUI Case Video Issues

What are the road conditions here?
Was that the best area to give the field sobriety tests?
Where was […]

2 01, 2014

The “Legal Limit” in South Carolina DUI and DUAC cases

By |January 2nd, 2014|Blood Alcohol Testing, Breath Alcohol Testing, DUI|Comments Off on The “Legal Limit” in South Carolina DUI and DUAC cases

Legal Limit?
As a Charleston, South Carolina criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience in DUI and DUAC cases, I think it important to address an issue in this field of law that I find misrepresented and worth pointing out to the public.

The media frequently refers to breath alcohol test results in context of what the […]

28 12, 2013

Charleston’s New Law- the Driver Texting Ban

By |December 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Charleston’s New Law- the Driver Texting Ban

 
Texting and Driving in Charleston SC – The New Law. Get Ready for Confusion
Our mandatory seat belt law was introduced slowly to the public as a “secondary” offense-that is, an officer was required to detect some other traffic violation authorizing a traffic stop before he or she could write a seat belt ticket.

Not so with […]

6 12, 2013

Tim Kulp-the American College of Board Certified Attorneys

By |December 6th, 2013|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Tim Kulp-the American College of Board Certified Attorneys

I was recently invited to join the American College of Board Certified Attorneys.

American College of Board Certified Attorneys (ACBCA) is a professional organization for attorneys who have been board certified by a recognized accrediting organization. The ACBCA supports activities to identify and recognize those attorneys who have met or exceeded rigorous certification standards relating to […]

28 11, 2013

Police Pulling Your Cell Phone Data?

By |November 28th, 2013|Criminal Defense, News|Comments Off on Police Pulling Your Cell Phone Data?

The Police and Your Cell Phone
Occasionally, I see something in the news that compels me, as a citizen of this great state and as a Charleston criminal defense lawyer, to blog about-immediately.

I just read an article you should read.

There is a contingent of opinion these days that no one has any privacy anymore. While […]

21 07, 2013

Alert! Lightning Destroys 22 Years of DUI Video and Breath Test Data.

By |July 21st, 2013|Breath Alcohol Testing, DUI|Comments Off on Alert! Lightning Destroys 22 Years of DUI Video and Breath Test Data.

 
SLED, THE DUI DATABASE and the DUI LAWYER?
SLED has reported that the computer server securely storing all breath test and breath test site video footage data was hit by lightning, possibly last Friday. This news is critical information for an experienced South Carolina DUI and criminal defense lawyer. After outlining why this issue […]

20 05, 2013

A SC DUI Lawyer on the new DUI .05 Breath Level Proposal

By |May 20th, 2013|Blood Alcohol Testing, Breath Alcohol Testing, Criminal Defense, DUI|Comments Off on A SC DUI Lawyer on the new DUI .05 Breath Level Proposal

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From .08 to .05 – should the DUI inference level be lowered?
Currently under South Carolina DUI law, a breath device reading of .08 of one percent creates an “inference” that a driver’s mental faculties to drive are impaired from the ingestion of alcohol. This inference level has changed over the years. When I was […]