Blog Posts in 2016

Recent Lexington County DUI Checkpoints & Advertising Blitz

This is the time of year when local law enforcement agencies ramp up their enforcement of DUI and other traffic laws. In Lexington, the "official" Highway Patrol kickoff for the holiday ...
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Defending an Arrest from a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint

We consider the Supreme Court’s granting of a right for local police to create license checkpoints to amount to an exception to the fourth amendment. Regardless of our views (and the views of ...
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Can You Be Charged with DUI Based on Another Motorists *HP Call?

A common pre-cursor to a DUI arrest is that another motorist called in our client’s vehicle alleging that they thought it was a possible drunk driver. We are frequently asked whether or not this ...
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How do I know if I passed field sobriety tests?

A common thing we hear from clients is that they think they either passed, or failed the field sobriety tests. Problem is, for most it is impossible for them to know one way or the other. Police ...
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Review of Breath Test Results for Lake Murray BUI Cases

We’ve previously reviewed Datamasster test results from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. This article now reviews Datamaster results from Bundrick Island, which is where ...
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Insurance Settlement No Longer Protection Against Restitution

The South Carolina Court of Appeals issued a recent decision holding that settlement of a civil claim isn’t necessarily enough to protect against a criminal court ordering restitution. This ...
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Can you get a DUI after taking your prescriptions?

Many people believe that if they are taking medication prescribed by their doctor that this is some sort of defense against a DUI charge. Unfortunately, this is not true and in fact it is the exact ...
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July 4th Weekend DUI Arrests

As with any holiday weekend, police will have extra patrols looking to increase the number of DUI arrests. These extra patrols, combined with the advertising campaigns such as “Sober or ...
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2016 Lexington County Datamaster Results

I have completed an analysis of all published breathalyzer repots coming from the Lexington County Detention Center from January 1, 2016, through April 20, 2016. As a DUI defense attorney I think it ...
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