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Why Didn't The Officer Also Charge You With...

It happens to a lot of my DUI clients. They are pulled over by the police for some sort of traffic violation. Usually it’s something like speeding or not using a turn signal. The officer then ...
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Can You Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in South Carolina?

Under South Carolina law, field sobriety tests or FST’s, are optional for drivers to take. In fact, under S.C. Code § 56-5-2953 specifically states that refusing these tests does not ...
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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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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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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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Tips from a South Carolina criminal defense lawyer next time you get pulled over

Knowing your rights can help in not only avoiding false or unfair charges, but can also help you avoid the inconvenience associated with the delays caused by aggressive police questioning and other ...
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