A Brief Guide to Administrative License Revocation and Judicial Procedures After a DUI

A DUI arrest comes with serious penalties in any state, but South Carolina takes a two-pronged approach. If you are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in South Carolina, whether the arrest is related to drug or alcohol consumption or both, you will go through two separate channels: an administrative process and a judicial process. Each of these procedures comes with its own set of independent rules and Read More

Are You Under Investigation? Don’t Do These 4 Things!

If you’ve just discovered that you’re under investigation, your first impulse may be to panic. You may think about calling the police to tell your side of the story. Surely they will back off once you convince them that they’ve got the wrong person or, at the very least, the wrong version of what happened. Don’t count on it. If you’ve seen the movie My Cousin Vinny, you probably remember the scene where Sheriff Read More

How Does Having a DUI Affect Your Car Insurance in South Carolina?

Maybe you were out celebrating a promotion or your friend’s birthday and you drove home after having a few drinks. During your drive you were pulled over and charged with a DUI. Once you’ve taken care of the legal fees, it’s time to start going back to normal life, yet you wonder how your car insurance will be affected moving forward. After all, you cannot drive in South Carolina without a minimum liability insurance Read More

Second Chances: How to Get Charges Removed from Your Record

Having a criminal offense on your record in South Carolina can be a hurdle in many aspects of one’s life, no matter how serious or how long ago the charges took place. Potential employers can see your whole record when they do a background check, and having criminal offenses can negatively impact your hiring potential. Getting admitted into school or getting a professional license may be more difficult for you. Read More

South Carolina DUIs: 5 Eye-Opening Statistics

It sounds appealing to meet up with friends after work and have a few drinks, but when you’ve had one drink too many and decide to drive home, your entire evening can change. Drivers in South Carolina have to be careful when it comes to operating a vehicle under the influence, and can face some strict consequences if pulled over and charged with a DUI. Let’s take a look at some statistics that puts this life-changing Read More

How the Police May Get a “Confession” from You—Even if You’re Innocent

Getting brought in by the police for questioning would be scary for anyone, especially for people who are completely innocent of the crime they’re suspected of. Playing upon this fear, police officers have specific tricks and techniques that they use to try to get an individual to confess. Often times, these methods are so effective that they actually lead to an innocent person confessing to a crime they didn't Read More

How to Get a DUI Without Drinking a Drop of Alcohol

The term DUI is often synonymous with drunk driving, and leads people to think about getting in trouble for driving after drinking alcohol. In reality, DUI stands for driving under the influence, and this influence does not limit its definition to alcohol alone. Any substance that could cause you to engage in unsafe driving behavior can be considered grounds for a DUI if it is found in your system. Here are a few of Read More

What to Do and What Not to Do When You Get Pulled Over By the Police

One minute you’re driving along the Grand Strand enjoying a nice summer night. The next thing you know, you see blue lights in your rearview mirror. Just like that, you’ve gotten pulled over by the police! It’s a natural reaction to be a little nervous when you get pulled over, but allowing your panic to take over can lead to some costly mistakes. There are certain things you definitely should do when you get Read More

The Ins and Outs of South Carolina Grand Juries

Being charged with a crime can be a frightening experience, and not knowing what happens in the context of court proceedings can make anyone fear for their future. In South Carolina, there are two types of juries that handle crimes, and depending on the severity of the situation, the process for bringing someone to court can differ. Today we’re going to examine grand juries to better understand what they are, how Read More

A Penny in the Mouth & 4 Other Myths About Beating the Breathalyzer

You might have heard a story from a coworker or former college roommate that they were able to get out of a DUI by tricking the breathalyzer machine. It sounds too good to be true right? And it is. Today we’re going to address some of the more common myths out there regarding this tool police use to charge someone with a DUI. Myth - Putting a penny in your mouth will absorb alcohol This couldn’t be further from Read More