January 2018 Archives

Understanding battery charges

When someone is charged with battery in South Carolina, he or she might wonder what exactly this means. At first glance, this term might seem to have nothing to do with the law. According to FindLaw, this term refers to times when someone touches another person without permission.

The basics of field sobriety tests

If a South Carolina resident is under suspicion of drinking and driving, they may be asked to complete a field sobriety test. These tests are designed to determine if a person is under the influence. However, there are a lot of myths surrounding them that make it difficult for people to understand exactly what a field sobriety test is and how it works.

An MIP may be more serious than you think

As a young college student, it is hard to avoid situations where alcohol is present. It seems like every other night someone is throwing a party somewhere close to campus. You might think that having a few beers will not hurt anything. But, what if a Charleston police officer breaks up the party and starts checking IDs?

Legalized medical pot on the table in South Carolina

Across the United States, many individual states have allowed the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes for some time now. A few other states have even legalized the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Thus far in South Carolina, there are no legally recognized uses for marijuana. However, this is something that may change if one State Senator is able to be successful in getting a bill passed and enacted.

When prescription medications could result in a DUI

Almost everyone has to take a prescription medication at some point during his or her lifetime. Whether a drug is prescribed for the short or long term, it may have the potential to adversely affect driving. A driver in South Carolina may have never gotten behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or taking illicit drugs, but could possibly face a DUI charge after being prescribed perfectly legal medications.