June 2019 Archives

Loss of driving privileges in South Carolina

If you are licensed to drive in the state of South Carolina, you may likely know that the Department of Motor Vehicles has the right to rescind your driving privileges in some situations. There are several different violations or reasons that may lead this to happen. However, it is important for you to know that the loss of your driving privileges may take many forms. As explained by the South Carolina Code of Laws, a driver's license may be suspended, revoked or cancelled.

York County teen faces misdemeanor charges in runaway case

The hope is that teens in Florence gain the experience needed to successfully deal with life's challenges without having to learn those lessons the hard way. Yet oftentimes, teens simply lack the comprehension and discernment needed to fully understand the implications of their actions. While such actions may indeed fit the definition of criminal activity, oftentimes the teens accused of committing them display no criminal intent. Rather, they simply may view what they do as harmless actions that cause no distress to others or as then simply trying to help out their friends when they are in need. 

Lawsuits continue against drug company

Across the nation and in South Carolina, too many people continue to struggle with the challenges of drug addiction. This serious health problem often contributes to and is associated with criminal activity as good people are fueled to take steps that may be illegal in order to feed their addictions. For many of these people, their drug addictions can be linked to legal, prescription medications. Opioids are a type of drug used generally to control serious pain but, over the years, the prescribing of these drugs has spiraled out of control.

Is Emma's law effective at preventing drunk driving deaths?

Named after a six-year-old girl who died in a collision with an alleged drunk driver, Emma's Law has been in effect in South Carolina since 2014. The purpose was to prevent repeat DUI offenses by requiring many drivers convicted of drunk driving for the first time to purchase and install an ignition interlock device on their vehicles.