Criminal Defense Attorney Columbia, South Carolina


Nesting rats, burps and bumbling cops among problems making breathalyzers untrustworthy

Drinking alcohol and driving is dangerous, but so are the machines police use to arrest people for DUI. A New York Times investigation found that machines used to test alcohol-blood levels of allegedly impaired drivers in the United States are often unreliable. The supposedly sensitive scientific instruments — commonly called breathalyzers — used by “virtually...

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When police do - and don't - need a search warrant

Does a police officer who stops you for a broken taillight have a right to see what’s inside your trunk without a warrant? What if you were pulled over in South Carolina for speeding? Can the officer force you to open your glove compartment to see what you have inside, even if he or she...

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Factors That Determine Your Likelihood of Receiving a Pardon

Having a criminal conviction on your record can make it difficult to find a job. If you were convicted of a felony, you lose your right to serve on a jury, pursue a professional license, own a gun, or hold public office. By receiving a pardon, you're cleared of the legal consequences of your criminal...

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Healthy Habits: How ex-offenders can improve their lives

Individuals who serve their sentences and are released into society face a lot of tough obstacles. Carrying a criminal record may hinder some from finding employment, enrolling in school, finding a place to live, building healthy relationships, and becoming contributing members of society. A Special Report from the U.S. Department of Justice released in May...

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South Carolina Attorney Explains What to Do When Stopped by Police

Sobriety checkpoints are often set up throughout South Carolina when police believe drunk driving is likely to occur. Unfortunately, those obeying the law sometimes get caught up in these crackdowns. Being stopped at a checkpoint or pulled over while driving can be scary for many us. Understanding how to handle the situation may save you...

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