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

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 [...]

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 [...]

How Bond Hearings Work in South Carolina

December 4th, 2015|Criminal Defense, DUI|

What happens after the arrest… You’ve received a phone call that your loved one is in jail. Or maybe you, yourself, are sitting in a holding cell. You want to do everything to get out as quickly as possible. You’ve seen people on TV, including actors, professional athletes and politicians walk out of jail before [...]

Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer for A DUI

February 6th, 2014|DUI|

1. Criminal and DUI Courtroom Experience What you don't know can hurt you! 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 allow [...]

DUI DUAC in Charleston – License Suspension

January 6th, 2014|Breath Alcohol Testing, DUI|

As a board certified criminal defense lawyer and DUI defense lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, I find myself explaining license suspension considerations to most new clients charged with DUI or DUAC. The implied consent law can be complicated. First, DUI is driving under the influence. DUAC is driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration. In another [...]

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