DUI: Misdemeanor or Felony?

Depending on how intoxicated you were or whether your intoxication led to the death or injuries of others, a DUI charge can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanors are far less serious, but felonies can possibly lead to expensive fines, license suspension, and jail time. Although in some cases charges might be able to be reduced, the chances of this without legal help are low. This is why DUI lawyers exist, to Read More

Trial Process Following a DUI

The consequences of being caught driving under the influence (DUI) are high, especially in cases where a DUI leads to a wreck that severely injures or takes the life of other individuals. The fines and legal fees add up fast, reaching upwards of $10,000, and these fees do not include license suspension and possible jail time. If you're charged with drinking and driving, your reputation is also on the line, and the Read More

What Happens After a DUI Arrest

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) is not a fun process and can result in losing your license or serving time in jail. According to South Carolina and federal law, it's illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at 0.08% or higher if you're of the legal drinking age. If you are under 21, any amount of alcohol found in your system will result in a DUI charge. While hiring a lawyer like Read More

Why Hire a DUI Attorney in South Carolina?

Driving under the influence (DUI) with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher place you and other drivers on the roads of South Carolina at great risk. In 2016, 10,479 people were killed in just one year from DUI crashes, and this epidemic continues to affect people across our state, completely destroying the lives of victims and their families. While it can be tempting to drink and drive, the consequences Read More

Applying for a Temporary or Restricted License in South Carolina?

A DUI conviction can be a life-altering event. Not only is it a criminal offense that could result in jail time and show up on your background checks, but it can also prove to make life very inconvenient and difficult for years after the fact. Many DUI convictions result in losing your driver’s license, regardless of whether you’ve already paid hefty fees or served jail time. In South Carolina, even your first 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

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 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

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

What to Expect When Someone Else Gets a DUI in YOUR Car

A family member or friend asks to borrow your car, and being the good person that you are, you let them take it. No big deal, right? Well, what happens if they get charged with Driving Under the Influence while operating your motor vehicle? It is important to note that in South Carolina a person can be charged with DUI not only if they are driving while under the influence or alcohol, but also if they are under Read More