Kulp Law Firm blog posts relating to DUI law and procedures.

What are Miranda Rights & Why are Miranda Rights Important?

July 9th, 2021|Blood Alcohol Testing, Breath Alcohol Testing, Criminal Defense, Criminal Offenses, Drug Offenses, DUI, Federal Crimes|

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law… “ Whether from watching TV shows, reading books, or even personal experiences, most people have heard at least a portion of the Miranda rights. If you are ever questioned by police, your awareness [...]

Top 20 Questions About How Criminal Court Works in SC

July 9th, 2021|Blood Alcohol Testing, Breath Alcohol Testing, Criminal Defense, Criminal Offenses, Drug Offenses, DUI, Federal Crimes|

Hollywood and the media like to glamorize criminal court proceedings. Whether you watch a movie or TV show that portrays a fictional case, or the news coverage of a real-life case, what you are seeing is the highlight reel. Unfortunately, those snapshots and soundbites oversimplify the complex nature of criminal courts. The incomplete portrayals of [...]

7 Ways to Support Family and Friends in Prison

January 27th, 2021|Blood Alcohol Testing, Breath Alcohol Testing, Criminal Offenses, DUI|

How can you support family or friends who are in prison or who are being held at a local jail? Whether they have been arrested and charged recently, they are awaiting trial, or they have been convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to time in prison, this is possibly the darkest and most difficult [...]

Resisting Arrest in SC: Charge & Penalties

October 6th, 2020|Blood Alcohol Testing, Breath Alcohol Testing, Criminal Defense, Criminal Offenses, Drug Offenses, DUI, Federal Crimes, Firearms Law|

You should never resist an officer’s attempt to bring you into custody, even if you do not believe the arrest is warranted. Resisting Arrest is illegal under SC Code Section 16-9-320 and Section 16-3-625. South Carolina’s criminal court system deals out harsh penalties for resisting law enforcement. Besides the immediate penalties of possible fines and [...]

Drugs Found in Car: Can I Get Charged in SC?

October 3rd, 2020|Criminal Defense, Criminal Offenses, Drug Offenses, DUI, Federal Crimes|

Have you ever been pulled over while in someone else’s car? You may have thought that if you do not have anything illegal on you, then there is nothing for you to worry about. Unfortunately, that is not the case. If drugs are found in the car, even without your knowledge of them being in [...]

Public Intoxication Charge vs. Disorderly Conduct Charge in SC

October 3rd, 2020|Criminal Defense, Criminal Offenses, DUI|

A drunken wedding guest loudly argues with his girlfriend in a public parking lot. A frustrated college student curses angrily in a public park because her cell phone just died. The cops show up and place both people under arrest. Would you be surprised to know that they are both being charged with the same [...]

Top 12 Questions About DUI & Probation in SC

October 1st, 2020|Business Law, Criminal Defense, Criminal Offenses, Drug Offenses, DUI, Federal Crimes, Firearms Law, General Litigation|

An experienced DUI lawyer can work with you to clarify the laws and explain how they apply to your specific case. The questions and answers below explain some of the basic facts about DUI cases, probation violations, and possible consequences. Still, the best way to understand your unique situation is to discuss it with a [...]

Pro Se: Should You Represent Yourself at Trial in SC?

May 21st, 2020|Business Law, Criminal Defense, Criminal Offenses, Drug Offenses, DUI, Federal Crimes, Firearms Law, General Litigation|

There is a good chance that you will have to deal with legal matters at some point in your life. Yet, if you are like most people, you do not have a lawyer on standby, and you will have this decision to make: hire an attorney or represent yourself. There are many benefits to hiring [...]

When Can Police Search Your Vehicle in SC?

May 21st, 2020|Criminal Defense, Criminal Offenses, Drug Offenses, DUI, Ethics, Federal Crimes, Firearms Law|

First off, our Fourth Amendment and court interpretation of that right, has established that a search not based on a warrant issued by a court, is presumed to be unconstitutional. However, the courts have recognized “exceptions” to this requirement for a warrant. A warrantless search that factually falls under a recognized exception is not presumed [...]

How Do DUI Convictions Affect College?

May 21st, 2020|Criminal Offenses, DUI|

Everyone makes mistakes, especially when they are young. Making mistakes is a natural part of growing up; in most instances, it is how we learn and mature. The problem is not all mistakes are created equally, and some may have unforeseen consequences. An example of such a mistake is a DUI charge as a minor [...]

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