Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in South Carolina?

DUI checkpoints are temporary, changing locations set up by police to keep intoxicated drivers off the roads. Also referred to as sobriety checkpoints, mobile checkpoints, license checkpoints, or simply roadblocks, police will stop cars that pass through the checkpoint to screen for suspicious drivers. But are DUI checkpoints legal in South Carolina?

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Underage Drinking Cases Increase at End of School Year

As the academic year comes to a close, there will be many high school parties and celebrations across the state. Between prom and graduation, there is much to celebrate toward the end of the school year. At some of these parties and celebrations, there will undoubtedly be underage drinking. Although underage drinking is illegal in…

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Jail Time for a DUI in South Carolina

Getting a driving under the influence (DUI) charge in South Carolina can be scary, especially when you understand the potential jail time that you could face if you are convicted. For many, jail time is the most frightening aspect of the punishment associated with a criminal DUI conviction. If convicted, you will be taken away…

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Field Sobriety Tests & DUI Laws in SC

When a driver in South Carolina is pulled over and the police officer notices signs that the driver may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the police officer may request that the driver perform a number of field sobriety tests. Field sobriety tests are a battery of tests that have been sanctioned by…

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Felony DUI Charges in South Carolina

One of the most tragic consequences of driving under the influence (DUI) is that you could be responsible for causing the death of someone else. In South Carolina, if you were driving under the influence of alcohol and cause a fatal accident, you will be charged with felony DUI. Upon conviction, you can face up…

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Understanding Out Of State DUIs

Law enforcement never looks kindly on drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. Law enforcement is even less forgiving if the suspected drunk driver is from out of state. If you are arrested and charged with an out of state DUI, upon returning to South Carolina you need to get in…

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DUI Charges in South Carolina: Defense Options

Facing DUI charges in South Carolina is tough. A conviction will leave you with a criminal record, possible jail time, a fine, and loss of your driver’s license, along with other consequences. Criminal defendants who have been charged with DUI in South Carolina need to work with an experienced DUI attorney so that they can…

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DUI In South Carolina: Signs of Drunk Driving

Unfortunately, many individuals in South Carolina choose to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel. Some of these individuals are intoxicated well over the legal limit of 0.08 blood alcohol concentration, while other drivers are merely buzzed, and think that they are okay to drive, only to find out that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Consequences…

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DUI in South Carolina: Blood Test Evidence

DUI cases can be tough, especially when there is convincing evidence that suggests you were driving while under the influence. If a police officer has had you submit to a blood sample test, for example, the results can be hard to refute. Blood testing has a fairly high rate of accuracy when it comes to…

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