How to appeal a DUI conviction

Individuals who have been found guilty of a DUI in South Carolina or any other state can appeal their convictions. Appeals may be based on procedural issues or substantive issues such as asking for evidence to be suppressed. It’s important to remember that an...

Refusing a breath test in South Carolina

When South Carolina residents obtain their driver’s licenses, they agree to submit to a test of their breath, blood or urine when ordered to do so by a police officer. However, the implied consent law only goes into effect when the motorist has been placed under...

Learn more about zero-tolerance laws

Young drivers in South Carolina should be aware of the legal standards that are set in place for individuals who drive under the influence of alcohol when they are 21 years of age and younger. It is illegal for individuals 21 years of age and under to purchase and...

Alternative DUI penalties

All South Carolina residents who are convicted of driving under the influence are required by state law to participate in the Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program, which is provided by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services. The...

The elements of a criminal trial

If an individual is taken into custody for DUI in South Carolina or any other state, he or she may be put on trial. A trial is where the government attempts to prove that a person committed a crime while the defendant attempts to dispute the allegation. Typically,...

What pre-trial motions might accomplish

Before a DUI case goes to trial in South Carolina or anywhere else, a pre-trial motion may be considered by a judge. The motion may ask that certain evidence be suppressed or cover any other concerns that an attorney may have. In some cases, a request will be made to...