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DUI Checkpoints and Your Job: What You Need To Know

It can happen to anyone: You have a few beers or drinks with some friends, and suddenly it's later than you planned and you've got to figure out how you'll get home. You think you're fine to drive, and you're going down the highway without any issues. Suddenly, you see flashing lights ahead of you - it's a DUI checkpoint.

In defense of drivers who failed their field sobriety tests

It has been over 10 years since a standardized field sobriety test was created and promoted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA field sobriety test consists of three different segments, which are intended to show police officers and courts whether or not an individual was inebriated.

How do field sobriety tests work in South Carolina?

One frequent theme in our Charleston DUI Law blog has been the subjectivity and inaccuracy of field sobriety tests. However, many South Carolina residents are probably unsure of exactly how these tests are supposed to be conducted. Earlier this week, Charleston's WCBD TV station spoke with deputies about just that.

Tail light stop turns in to DUI arrest

Often, police officers pull drivers over violations like expired license tabs or speeding, and then proceed to investigate the driver for other crimes. Drivers have constitutional rights to proper procedure when they're stopped by the police, and it's important to know those rights if you have been stopped. Police may not always follow the proper procedure before they start a DUI investigation and may not gather reliable evidence in the process.

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