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26 02, 2018

Can a DUI Be Expunged in SC?

By |February 26th, 2018|Criminal Offenses, DUI|Comments Off on Can a DUI Be Expunged in SC?

DUI convictions can NEVER be expunged from your record. Therefore, it is extremely important to fight any DUI charge with an effective defense from the very beginning of your case.

Even if a case seems hopeless or unwinnable, you will almost always be able to get a better result with a lawyer.
But first — What […]

13 02, 2018

Top 14 Questions About DUI Convictions in SC

By |February 13th, 2018|Criminal Offenses, DUI|Comments Off on Top 14 Questions About DUI Convictions in SC

Suppose you are stopped for speeding—just a few miles-per-hour over the limit—while driving home from happy hour. The officer leans into your window and asks if you have been drinking.

You don’t feel impaired but your mind starts to race as you wonder if you are over the legal alcohol limit. You start to question […]

16 01, 2018

South Carolina DUI’s & Your Right to Independent Testing

By |January 16th, 2018|Blood Alcohol Testing, Criminal Offenses, DUI|Comments Off on South Carolina DUI’s & Your Right to Independent Testing

There has been discussion in the news recently regarding the right a person has to an independent test when they are arrested for DUI. In one article I read, a couple of my lawyer colleagues who were interviewed didn’t get the law of this topic exactly correct. Granted, it is complicated.

But the right to […]

8 01, 2018

Do Soft Drinks Raise Breathalyzer Readings?

By |January 8th, 2018|Criminal Offenses, DUI|Comments Off on Do Soft Drinks Raise Breathalyzer Readings?

We all know that soft drinks can negatively impact health, but did you know that they can negatively impact a breathalyzer test reading?

When you have been arrested and charged with DUI, every .01% of a breathalyzer reading counts. In 2009, the South Carolina General Assembly amended the DUI law by assigning punishment levels to […]

8 01, 2018

5 Truths & Myths About Underage Drinking in SC

By |January 8th, 2018|Criminal Offenses, DUI|Comments Off on 5 Truths & Myths About Underage Drinking in SC

Say you want to stop to buy beer before heading to a party while underage. Maybe you get caught, either successfully OR unsuccessfully, trying to buy beer with a fake ID. Maybe you get caught by the cops with beer in your car.

You have a problem. There are serious consequences related to underage drinking […]

6 01, 2017

Juries Can’t Guess Guilt in SC Criminal Cases

By |January 6th, 2017|Criminal Offenses|Comments Off on Juries Can’t Guess Guilt in SC Criminal Cases

The South Carolina Supreme Court just decided a very interesting case. The full opinion may be read here.
In The State v. Charles Allen Cain, filed January 5, 2016, the Court reversed the conviction of Mr. Cain. A jury had convicted him of the offense of trafficking in methamphetamine which requires proof of possession of […]

13 11, 2016

Top 10 Weird Ways to Get a DUI in the U.S.

By |November 13th, 2016|Criminal Offenses, DUI|Comments Off on Top 10 Weird Ways to Get a DUI in the U.S.

Most Driving Under the Influence (DUI) stories start pretty much the same way, usually with something along the lines of, “I guess I was a little drunker than I thought when I hopped in my car…”

Not everyone’s DUI story is quite so ordinary.

For example, did you know that in some states you can get […]

19 08, 2016

15 Questions About DUI & DWI Charges in SC

By |August 19th, 2016|Criminal Offenses, DUI|Comments Off on 15 Questions About DUI & DWI Charges in SC

You are simply leaving the restaurant. Then, flashing bright, blue lights appear in your rearview mirror. You pull over. The handcuffs come out. You go to jail. Then, the breath test machine is in front of you, and you are asked to blow.

You thought it could never happen to you, but it has. You […]

6 04, 2016

SC DUI Court Hearings: Administrative Hearings and the TARL

By |April 6th, 2016|Criminal Offenses, DUI|Comments Off on SC DUI Court Hearings: Administrative Hearings and the TARL

You’ve been charged with DUI in SC.

Your SC driver’s license has been suspended.

Now you’re wondering how you’ll get to and from work, visit family and friends or do anything else that requires the use of a motor vehicle.
Fortunately, you may request an administrative hearing challenging the suspension.
If you were under arrest for DUI and […]

15 12, 2015

41 Offenses That Are Considered “VIOLENT CRIMES” in SC

By |December 15th, 2015|Criminal Offenses|Comments Off on 41 Offenses That Are Considered “VIOLENT CRIMES” in SC

When someone mentions “violent crime,” graphic images may appear in your mind of one person beating another with a tire iron in a dark alley, leaving that person bloodied and unconscious. That certainly is a fitting example, but it isn’t the only type of violent crime.

As a rule of thumb, a violent crime results […]