Changing Penalties for Refusing the Breath Test

In 2023, the South Carolina Legislature made several major changes to the DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DUAC (Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Content) laws. These changes went into effect in May of 2024.

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The End of the Provisional Driver's License

The End of the Provisional Driver's License

Changes are coming to the DUI and DUAC statute, effective May of 2024.

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First Time Arrested for DUI? Here’s What to Expect

First Time Arrested for DUI? Here’s What to Expect

If you are reading this, you most likely have been accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). This briefly explains what to expect, procedurally, if you have been arrested for DUI 1st Offense. This...

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2018 NCDD Winter Session - Drugged Driving

2018 NCDD Winter Session - Drugged Driving

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...

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What is a DUI in South Carolina?

What is a DUI in South Carolina?

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...

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Supporting your loved one during a DUI defense case

Supporting your loved one during a DUI defense case

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...

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Coffee Jitters = DUI?

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...

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Breathalyzer Problems

  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...

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