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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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What Foods Can Cause A False Positive BAC Test?

A DUI defense attorney can help defend against false positive results in South Carolina. Police departments across South Carolina use breathalyzers to test whether someone is too intoxicated to drive - even though the tests are unreliable. There are many things that can lead a breathalyzer to produce a false positive result - a blood...

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5 Tips to Avoid a DUI in South Carolina This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time to celebrate, but a DUI can have long-term consequences. If you plan to partake in holiday festivities that involve alcohol this winter, it's important to do so responsibly and be mindful of South Carolina's DUI laws. DUI defense attorney Matt Bodman has put together a list of 5 tips to...

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