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When Does a DUI Suspend Your License in SC?

Possibly one of the more difficult consequences of a DUI arrest or conviction is a suspended driver’s license. When does a DUI suspend your license in SC? Does the arrest result in a suspension, or is your license suspended only if you are convicted of DUI? A DUI arrest does not always result in a suspended license, but it [..]

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Are There Different Types of DUI Offenses in SC?

There are many different types of DUI offenses in SC, including the “traditional” DUI offense which may be first, second, third, or fourth offense and for which the penalties change based on the breathalyzer (Datamaster) result. SC also has a “per-se” DUI offense, felony DUI offenses for when someone is severely injured or killed, and [..]

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When Can I Get Breathalyzer Results Suppressed in SC

When can I get breathalyzer results suppressed in SC? Sometimes, mistakes made by the officer during a DUI investigation and arrest can result in dismissal of your charges. Other mistakes made by the officer are not grounds for dismissal but will allow your DUI defense lawyer to get the breathalyzer results suppressed. If you’ve been arrested and charged [..]

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Criminal Appeal Lawyer in Myrtle Beach, SC

If you have been convicted of a crime in SC, or the court made a mistake in your sentencing hearing, that’s not necessarily the end of the road. Depending on which court your conviction was in and the potential grounds for relief, you can file a direct appeal to the next higher court, and then [..]

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Animal Cruelty in SC – is Fish Abuse a Crime?

Animal cruelty is a crime in SC – people are often arrested for alleged mistreatment of dogs, horses, or other pets or livestock. Where do we draw the line, though? Most charges of animal cruelty in SC are related to neglect or mistreatment of dogs or horses, although the law clearly applies to most animals. [..]

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No Faretta Warning? PCR Granted…

In Osbey v. State, the SC Supreme Court granted post-conviction relief (PCR) to Osbey, reversing his convictions for trafficking in cocaine base and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base because he pled guilty to the charges with no attorney and there was no valid waiver of his right to counsel. When is it okay for [..]

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