Each year, South Carolina ranks toward the top of the list of states with the highest number of drinking and driving related deaths. The state has DUI laws in place but as newly proposed legislation is trying to make its way through the legislature, some are worried that its passage will increase the occurrence of not only drinking and driving related deaths but also of drunk driving charges.
Residents of South Carolina have likely heard the Cinderella stories about individuals who end up on a reality TV show and become rich and famous. However, those that have fame still have to deal with the law. Two cast members of the show "Myrtle Manor" have learned this over the past couple of weeks as they are now both facing drunk driving charges.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety recently handed out awards to officers who made a high number of arrests on DUI charges last year.
Residents of South Carolina may believe that even if alcoholic beverages have been consumed, it is safe to drive anything that is not a motorized vehicle typically driven on the roadways. However, this is not the case. DUI charges can result when individuals are behind the wheel of motorized vehicles other than a car, truck or semi.
How much of what an individual does in his or her personal time should impact the success of one's career? There certainly are things that happen outside of one's place of employment that impact success in the workplace, and some of them should.
Every drunk driving case in South Carolina is different. Each case stems from unique circumstances, with a unique police interaction and a unique set of evidence. A criminal defense attorney needs to analyze all of these things, and ensure that the defendant's rights were not violated during the investigation and that all of the evidence is legitimate and was obtained through legal channels.