Felony DUI in South Carolina. A Serious Offense.

September 18th, 2018|Criminal Offenses, DUI|

Most people do not consider the possibility that they could be arrested for DUI. Many people think that being arrested for DUI is something that happens to other people—a colleague’s relative or a stranger whose mug shot they see splashed all over the news and the internet. Unless a person who drinks never drives, or [...]

Can a DUI Be Expunged in SC?

February 26th, 2018|Criminal Offenses, DUI|

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 -- [...]

Top 14 Questions About DUI Convictions in SC

February 13th, 2018|Criminal Offenses, DUI|

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 [...]

Do Soft Drinks Raise Breathalyzer Readings?

January 8th, 2018|Criminal Offenses, DUI|

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 [...]

5 Truths & Myths About Underage Drinking in SC

January 8th, 2018|Criminal Offenses, DUI|

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 [...]

Juries Can’t Guess Guilt in SC Criminal Cases

January 6th, 2017|Criminal Offenses|

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 [...]

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

November 13th, 2016|Criminal Offenses, DUI|

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 [...]

15 Questions About DUI & DWI Charges in SC

August 19th, 2016|Criminal Offenses, DUI|

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 [...]

SC DUI Court Hearings: Administrative Hearings and the TARL

April 6th, 2016|Criminal Offenses, DUI|

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 [...]

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