Labor Day weekend tends to be a busy time of the year for authorities enforcing drunk driving laws in South Carolina. People mark the end of summer with travel and social gatherings at which they may consume alcohol. Hands Across the Border events have taken...
When is a DUI a felony?
Typically, an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance in Florence will net you a misdemeanor charge. Misdemeanors may be viewed by some as a proverbial "slap on the wrist," yet do not be fooled: a DUI charge is a very serious...
Woman arrested for alleged impaired operation of toy
People who live in South Carolina know that operating a motor vehicle while impaired by either alcohol or drugs is against the law and may find them facing a criminal charge for operating a vehicle while under the influence. This type of charge may also be faced...
Oconee County authorities respond to unique incident
Law enforcement authorities in Florence take drunk driving cases very seriously (as they should). The impairments that set in after one has consumed alcohol can make them dangerous to others should they choose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Officials have...
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...
Are designated drivers always a safe choice?
Whether you are going out to have dinner and drinks with friends or you are headed out for a night out on the town, it may be a good idea to bring a designated driver. Although designated drivers are considered part of the group, it is understood that they will not...
The state’s drunk driving stop and arrest process
Residents in South Carolina may hear a lot about how the state has strict laws regarding drunk driving but they may not fully understand what could be involved in a potential driving under the influence stop or subsequent arrest. It is important for drivers to know a...
What is the difference between DUI and DUAC laws?
The drunk driving laws in South Carolina include two statutes, DUI and DUAC, which may be confusing. While you may face serious consequences for driving after drinking alcohol or using drugs, there are unique penalties that exist for different types of convictions. In...
What happens if you are pulled over for a DUI?
An arrest for driving under the influence in South Carolina has the potential to affect your future in significant ways, but what happens in the moments immediately after a law enforcement officer pulls you over for potential DUI? According to the Greenville News,...
What can be used against me in court for a DUI?
South Carolina cracks down hard on people who are accused of driving while under the influence. Because of that, the penalties can add up fast and cause you a lot of damage. , is here to help if you have been accused of a DUI related crime....
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