Category: DUI

What is Auto-Brewery Syndrome?

What is Auto-Brewery Syndrome? What is auto-brewery syndrome? Imagine you are driving down the road, on your way home after dinner, and you begin feeling a bit woozy just before you get pulled over by a police car. The officer accuses you of driving drunk, but you don’t drink. Of course, the officer doesn’t believe [..]

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Does Marijuana Affect Driving Like Alcohol?

Does marijuana affect driving like alcohol? Many people, including many SC legislators, assume that marijuana affects driving like alcohol or the use of other drugs, but what evidence is that assumption based on? Studies that have been conducted have resulted in wildly varying estimates about the effect of marijuana on driving ability, with some saying [..]

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DUI in SC – What Does “Drive” Mean?

You can be found guilty of DUI in SC if the state proves that you were driving while under the influence “to the extent that [your] faculties to drive a motor vehicle [were] materially and appreciably impaired.” It seems basic, but, to be convicted of DUI in SC, you must have been driving the vehicle. [..]

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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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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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