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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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What Are South Carolina's Underage Drinking Laws?

Underage drinking charges should always be taken seriously. South Carolina has very strict underage drinking laws, especially regarding adults under 21 years old driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. But what are South Carolina's underage DUI laws? What are the penalties? And what other state laws apply to underage drinking? If you're facing charges,...

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Can a Minor Be Charged With DUI in South Carolina?

South Carolina minors can face higher standards for DUI than adults. Let's get straight to the point about underage DUI: Yes, a minor can absolutely be arrested for and charged with DUI in South Carolina. If a person under 21 is accused of driving with a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher, they face the...

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How To Reduce the Risk of Self-Incrimination in Front of Police

If you end up getting arrested, you need to know your rights Sometimes, the strongest evidence prosecutors have comes from the defendants themselves. You have a right against self-incrimination. This means that you do not have to give information that could lead to you being charged with a crime. You are not required to act...

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What Is the Penalty for Assault and Battery in South Carolina?

Here's what to expect if you've been charged and convicted Being charged and convicted of assault and battery in South Carolina can have serious consequences. Depending on what type of assault and battery charge you’re up against and many other factors, you could end up serving jail time, being fined thousands of dollars, and other...

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