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Understanding the Consequences of a DUI in South Carolina

South Carolina holds strict laws against driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. The legal limit for BAC in South Carolina is 0.08% for drivers over 21. For drivers under 21, the limit is lower, and for commercial drivers, it's typically 0.04%. Not only does a DUI in South Carolina lead to fines,...

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Can You Get a DUI While Driving a Golf Cart in South Carolina?

When it comes to DUI laws in South Carolina, many people think of them in the context of operating a motor vehicle such as a car, truck, or SUV. However, DUI laws can apply to a variety of vehicles, including golf carts. South Carolina is known for its beautiful golf courses and golf cart-friendly communities....

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How 'Odor of Alcohol on Breath' Can Impact Your DUI Case

The smell of alcohol alone may not warrant a DUI investigation. When you find yourself in a situation where a police officer in South Carolina stops you and suspects alcohol consumption based on the smell of your breath, it's crucial to be aware of your legal rights, particularly if you're facing a DUI charge. The...

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South Carolina's Open Container Laws: What You Need to Know

When a police officer stops you in South Carolina and discovers an open can of beer or any other alcoholic beverage in your car, you could be subject to severe penalties under the state's Open Container Law. The law is designed to discourage driving under the influence of alcohol by imposing strict regulations on alcohol...

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What To Do If You Have A Warrant In South Carolina

Knowing your rights and options can lead to smart decisions. Having a warrant out for your arrest in South Carolina can be stressful and may feel overwhelming. But to avoid additional penalties, arrest warrants should be dealt with right away. For people wanted by the police, understanding your rights and potential legal options can lead...

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Police Mistakes That Can Help You Fight DUI Charges

If your rights were violated during the traffic stop or arrest, an attorney can help Driving under the influence is a serious crime that carries significant penalties if you're convicted. That's why the police have to follow protocol and respect each suspect's rights under the Fourth Amendment and other state and federal protections. Unfortunately, that's...

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Can You Get a DUI for Taking Prescription Medication in South Carolina?

Understanding the legal implications of prescription drug-related DUI Drivers in South Carolina are often charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or other drugs. But what about prescription medication? Can drivers be charged in South Carolina with DUI while operating a vehicle under the influence of legal prescription drugs? And if so, what...

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