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Reasonable suspicion and the drunk driving traffic stop

Have you ever wondered what makes a police officer pull over a person for the suspicion of drunk driving? There are several possibilities. Maybe someone called the police dispatchers or maybe the officer noticed something amiss. In any case, it is imperative that the officer does have a valid reason to stop someone.

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?

A drug conviction can throw a wrench in your financial aid

There are certain criminal convictions that can damage your student financial aid. For example, a drug charge can seriously cost you when it comes to applying for federal loans to pay for tuition. Such a conviction can completely derail your academic career, especially if your university suspends you in addition to federal lenders denying your loan applications.

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.

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.

Drunk driving costs and collateral consequences are considerable

Heading out drinking with your friends might sound like a good way to spend an evening. Unfortunately, without proper planning, your fun evening can turn into a nightmare. This is the case if you end up trying to drive after you've had a few drinks and police officers notice that you are showing signs of being intoxicated while driving. This could be a very costly endeavor that you may not be prepared for.