Kulp & Elliott blog posts relating to DUI law and procedures.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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