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Seeking Legal Help for DUI Manslaughter Charges

DUI manslaughter charges in South Carolina carry severe legal consequences that drastically alter the lives of those accused. DUI manslaughter in South Carolina is defined under Section 56-5-2945 of the South Carolina Code of Laws. It occurs when a motorist causes the death of another person while driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a...

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Marijuana Reclassification Expected to Reshape U.S. Drug Policy

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration plans to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous substance, pending a White House Office of Management and Budget review. This significant policy change acknowledges cannabis's medical benefits and lower abuse potential compared to more harmful drugs. However, it doesn't fully legalize recreational use. Five anonymous sources confirmed this move, which...

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NHTSA Takes Step to Implement Drunk Driving Prevention Tech in Vehicles

In 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 13,384 fatalities were caused by drunk driving accidents. In response, federal automobile regulators have initiated steps to integrate drunk driving prevention technology into new cars as a standard feature. The NHTSA recently stated that this technology has the potential to significantly reduce the annual...

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DUI Penalties and Ignition Interlock Requirements in South Carolina

The Ignition Interlock Program in South Carolina is part of the state's efforts to combat drunk driving. This program targets people aged 21 and above convicted of driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) that exceeds the legal limit of .08%. Those convicted face harsh legal consequences, depending on the severity and frequency of DUI...

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Can You Refuse To Take A Field Sobriety Test?

Know what to expect if you are pulled over by police. If you are pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in South Carolina, you will be asked to submit to a series of field sobriety tests (FSTs). While these tests are not the only methods police use to determine impairment, the...

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Possible Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges

How do you beat a CDV charge in South Carolina? Domestic violence is a serious crime in South Carolina, and a conviction can have serious consequences. These include prison, heavy fines – and a criminal record. That's why it's important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. If you are facing charges,...

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Tips for Avoiding a Holiday DUI in South Carolina

Don't let a drunk driving charge ruin your holidays. Around this time of year, everyone starts to get into the holiday spirit. Although the festive season is all about joy and cheer, getting behind the wheel intoxicated can quickly turn celebrations into tragedies. It's crucial to stay mindful of the risks associated with drinking and...

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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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