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June 2014 Archives

Building a case for license restoration after breath test refusal

In the immediate term, loss of a driver's license is probably is the consequence for drinking and driving that affects people most on a day-to-day basis. Certainly, having a mark on a criminal record is something that can follow a person for a lifetime, but being unable to legally drive for at least six months can have devastating consequences.

A closer look: Defining drinking and 'driving' in South Carolina

When a person decides to enjoy a drink or two, it's not uncommon to take precautions to avoid the risks associated with driving under the influence. After all, no one plans or desires to be charged for drunk driving. However, there are certain circumstances in which a person might misjudge his or her ability to drive.

Not a game: Felony DUI and South Carolina's three-strikes law

The best pitchers in baseball are often defined by their ability to rack up three strikes in order to send their opponents back to the bench. Although America's pastime is a game beloved by many, three strikes in the world of criminal law should never be taken lightly.

BUI: Intoxication could come faster on water than on land

South Carolina's statutes for driving under the influence of alcohol and boating under the influence are fairly similar, at least in terms of the law. For each statute, motor vehicle or boat operators are subject to the same legal limit for intoxication, which is a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent.

Just how far will police go to secure a DUI conviction?

Readers of our blog are probably aware that South Carolina law enforcement officials take drunk driving very seriously. In addition to the harsh penalties associated with being convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol, police have a variety of tools at their disposal to aid in the conviction of accused individuals.

Can blood tests for pot-related DUI be refused in South Carolina?

Implied consent laws are a common point of discussion on this blog, and for good reason. Without an understanding of what this statute means, drivers may unknowingly create serious legal trouble for themselves.

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