September 2017 Archives

Shoplifting: a common crime

There are many reasons why a person may commit an offense such as shoplifting: poverty, psychological reward and peer pressure are among the most common influences. While shoplifting may never completely cease to occur, there are legal details individuals should know when facing shoplifting consequences. South Carolina is hardly exempt from such crimes, and has experienced an influx in cases in recent months. The causes may be difficult to determine, but what are the penalties and types of prevention plans? 

Distracted driving hits drivers where it hurts: their wallets

The fast-paced world has many South Carolina drivers pulled in many directions, which may be why some turn to driving while distracted, either through emails, text messages or other passengers in the car. According to The State, this has drivers paying, both with higher insurance premiums, fines, and unfortunately for some, with their lives. 

Don't think a ticket is no big deal

Almost all moving violations in South Carolina have much more of an impact on your life than your just having to pay a fine. All of these violations can impact the status of your driver's license and possibly the cost of your car insurance.

What is an ignition interlock device?

People in South Carolina who have been arrested for suspected drunk driving will need to learn quickly the laws and penalties that may apply to them. This will be important as they move through the defense process. As explained by the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, one of the consequences for drivers who are convicted of some driving under the influence charges is the required use of an ignition interlock device.

Field sobriety test accuracy rates

Have you recently been charged with a drunk driving offense in South Carolina? Maybe you know someone who has been in this predicament and want to be able to offer support to them. In either case, one of the things you will want to learn about is the accuracy rates or lack thereof associated with the various tests used by officers.