Blog Posts in 2017

How do the police know if they should arrest someone for DUI?

In South Carolina our DUI law makes it illegal to drive while impaired. Breathalyzer or other tests for alcohol or drugs aren’t available to police until after they have decided to make an ...
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Mouthwash DUI Cases

Did you know that many regularly available mouthwashes contain a high quantity of ethanol alcohol? Ethanol alcohol is the same type of alcohol contained in beer, wine, or liquor. It is also called ...
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Defending an Ambien DUI

South Carolina’s DUI law allows for cases to be brought on the basis of alcohol, drugs, or combination. The only requirement is that a driver be “materially and appreciably ...
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What If Your Miranda Rights Weren’t Read?

If you were not advised or Miranda rights while being arrested for a South Carolina DUI, this can be grounds to have your case dismissed. Pursuant to S. C. Code § 56-5-2953(A)(1)(a)(iii), the ...
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Are they just going to offer you a reckless?

If you’ve been charged with DUI you probably are very interested in whether or not you will be offered a plea to a reduced charge. Probably the most commonly used reduction for a South Carolina ...
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Lawyers Complete ARIDE Training

We are pleased to announce that lawyers Vicki Koutsogiannis and James R. Snell, Jr., have recently completed a course of training based on the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) ...
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Five Things You Might Not Know About DUI Law

You already know that DUI is a really serious criminal offenses. There are billboards all over Columbia and Lexington telling you that its “Sober or Slammer”, “Buzzed Driving is ...
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