October 2017 Archives

The cycle of drug addiction

Many people in South Carolina and around the nation have been hearing news reports lately about what many call the opioid epidemic. The country is finally starting to realize that all people who use drugs for other than intended medical purposes are not necessarily a bunch of criminals or losers. Instead, many of these people are simply ill and fighting an extremely difficult disease.

Drunk driving checkpoint viability questioned

Most people in South Carolina have seen or heard reports of checkpoints set up by police officers to try and catch alleged drunk drivers. These checkpoints are often set up at or near key holidays like New Year's Eve or Fourth of July. They may also be established at random times. This particular method of attempting to target people for specific violations has been the subject of some debate recently in neighboring North Carolina.

Don't get caught driving recklessly in South Carolina

Anyone who is driving in South Carolina must do so safely and in accordance with South Carolina laws. When you don't drive safely, there is a chance that you will get a traffic ticket. You might think that this isn't a big deal, but what you might not realize is that there are different levels to the traffic tickets and infractions that you can face in this state.

Harsh penalties for shoplifters in south carolina

Sometimes, life's pressing situations can leave one in desperate financial circumstances. There are many factors that drive an individual to shoplift, but some speculate that South Carolina's shoplifting laws themselves could point toward one explanation. The state's laws on shoplifting were at one time among the most lenient in the country, and lawmakers eventually began to reconsider toughening those regulations. This is a positive step for the state's retail businesses, but what could it mean for those who commit small shoplifting crimes?

Jury still out on Uber's effectiveness against drunk driving

As more communities in South Carolina and across the country have ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft available, many hope that they will help to lower the rates of drunk driving on the streets in their communities. Yet studies have not proven decisive on whether or not this is the case.