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Welcome to the Former Lexington County DUI Prosecutor
Welcome to the Former Lexington County DUI Prosecutor

We’re pleased to announce that former Lexington DUI Court prosecutor Chris Lusk has recently joined the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC. Mr. Lusk is also now a member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the National College of DUI ...

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  • What are field sobriety tests?

    A standard part of being arrested for DUI is the officer asking you to perform field sobriety tests. Although you have an absolute legal right to ...

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  • Does a DUI show up on my background check?

    The DUI arrest is automatically reported to the official criminal records database as soon as you are booked into jail. South Carolina's arrest ...

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  • How Long Does a DUI Case Take?

    When you are charged with DUI in South Carolina you are given an initial court date, typically just a few weeks later. This is for a “bench trial”, ...

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  • How to Avoid Getting Arrested for DUI in South Carolina

    One of the most common questions put to us outside of the office is how to avoid getting arrested for DUI . You may think the easy answer is to just ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  • Will your DUI charge be dismissed if the officer doesn't show up for court?

    There are many recurring myths on how to best beat a South Carolina DUI charge. One common one is that police officer’s don’t usually go to court, ...

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  • Do you have a right to take a blood test?

    Almost everyone who is arrested for DUI is taken to the police station for a breathalyzer test. A lot of people wonder though if they have a right to ...

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  • Does South Carolina Have a Wet Reckless Law?

    In many states drunk driving charges can be reduced to a wet reckless. You may be wondering if this plea bargain is available in South Carolina. A wet ...

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