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Should I Take the First Plea Offer?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard defendants (but not their attorneys) say, “should I take the first plea offer?” “Never take the first plea offer” is a myth that is often repeated by inmates talking at the jail. I’m not saying you should take the first plea offer. Or the second, third, or fourth [..]

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Marijuana Trial? Not Without a Chemist…

How do you win a marijuana trial? When the prosecution does not call their chemist as a witness in a marijuana trial, the drugs do not come into evidence. No drugs = directed verdict (when the court “dismisses” the case at the halfway point because there is insufficient evidence for a guilty verdict). Every case is unique, [..]

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What is a Preliminary Hearing in SC?

What is a preliminary hearing in SC? If you’ve been charged with a General Sessions level offense in SC, you only have ten days to request a preliminary hearing – request the hearing or have your attorney request the hearing asap. You can waive it later if needed, but you can’t go back and ask [..]

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Should South Carolina Lower the DUI Limit to .05?

Should SC lower the DUI limit to .05? The federal government, MADD, and other advocates for modern alcohol prohibition are still pushing for a nationwide limit of .05 for driving under the influence (DUI, DWI, OWI) charges. Utah is the first state to fall into line, with its new DUI laws going into effect this [..]

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What Happens After a DUI in Myrtle Beach, SC?

Whether you were intoxicated or not, a DUI in Myrtle Beach can be a traumatic experience – what happens next? Police begin collecting evidence to use against you from the moment their blue lights turn on: The entire traffic stop is video-recorded; The officer engaged you in conversation, asking questions about how much you’ve had [..]

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Funny DUI Videos

Need a laugh? Here’s a small collection of my favorite funny DUI videos – I’ve seen them here and there for years, but now they are collected in one spot for posterity… I left out a few awesome dashcam videos – although some of the videos below contain some bad language, I’ve left out the [..]

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