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2018 NCDD Winter Session - Drugged Driving

Written on January 21st 2018.

I had a great weekend in Atlanta attending NCDD's Winter Session 2018.  The session focused on Drugged Driving, which is becoming the future of DUI cases in South Carolina.  While the majority of the class focused on prescription drug DUI cases, there was also a session on Marijuana DUI cases taught… read more

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What is a DUI in South Carolina?

Written on January 10th 2018.

In the State of South Carolina, there are two driving under the influence type criminal offenses: Driving Under the Influence (DUI), and Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration (DUAC). You can be charged for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if an officer believes you are driving under the in… read more

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Supporting your loved one during a DUI defense case

Written on September 19th 2017.

As a family member, it’s only natural to protect and advise your loved one during life’s challenges. When he or she goes through something as painful and confusing as a DUI charge, knowing how to offer support and advice can be instrumental. The legal issues that often accompany a DUI defense case m… read more

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Coffee Jitters = DUI?

Written on January 1st 2017.

A California man was charged wtih DUI and there was nothing in his system except for Caffeine.  The man was pulled over by an undercover agent with the California Alcohol and Beverage Control agency and arrested for Driving Under the Influence.  He registered .00% on the breath test and a blood draw… read more

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Breathalyzer Problems

Written on November 11th 2016.

 

Below is an article out of New Jersey detailing a class action law suit seeking to overturn 20,000 DUI convictions.  It is alleged that an officer with the New Jersey Highway Patrol missed a step when calibrating thier breathalyzer machine, thereby invalidating thoursands of breath test results… read more

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State Chemist Accused of Perjury in DUI Cases

Written on October 18th 2016.

Below is a link to an article out of Texas detailing a chemist from a state lab allegedly offering perjured testimony in DUI trials.  The chemist has two problems, first he mixed up blood that was drawn as evidence in DUI cases, and second it appears that he has been offering perjured testimony conc… read more

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