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SC DUI Laws A DUI arrest is one of the most well-known charges of all criminal offenses.  Whenever an actor, politician, police officer or any high profile person is arrested for DUI their face and arrest is typically all over the news.  However, what isn’t known by most unless you’re a lawyer or in law enforcement is the serious implications and collateral consequences associated with these convictions and the mine field that SC DUI Laws takes once you’ve been arrested. If you’re drivers license is suspended from a DUI in South Carolina then you certainly become aware of the immediate impact this...

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Can I get a temporary driver’s license after DUI in SC

How To Get a Temporary License after a DUI in SC Facing a drink driving offense such as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving with an unlawful concentration of alcohol Concentration (DUAC) has many collateral consequences that will impact your life almost immediately.  In addition to the threat of a jail sentence or fines, the first and most immediate impact in your life is that your license has probably been suspended.  Contact a Charleston criminal defense lawyer today at (843) 530-7813 to get help on your case.. This is one of the many reasons why you need to retain a Mt....

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How to get my license back after a DUI

How to get my license back after a DUI When you have been charged with a DUI your license will be suspended if you fall under one of two categories: 1) refused to provide a breath sample; or 2) provided a breath sample that was greater than 0.15%. You are told that your license will be suspended for six (6) months if you refuse to blow or one (1) month if you blew over 0.15%.  Does this mean you have no options to get a DUI license?  No, you can drive lawfully if you request an administrative hearing but you must do so within...

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Do police need a warrant to draw blood

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Do police need a warrant to draw blood? In Birchfield v. North Dakota, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether police need a warrant to perform a DUI blood test and held that the Fourth Amendment permits warrantless breath tests inci­dent to arrests for drunk driving but not warrantless blood tests.  The broader impact of this decision applies to those states that make it a crime to refuse a breath test.  South Carolina does not make it a crime to refuse a breath test but your license will be suspended through an administrative process which is not criminal in...

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Can you get a DUI on Private Property in South Carolina

Can you get a DUI on Private property? Every now and then I get a call that asks can you get a DUI on private property in South Carolina.  There is a misconception that because you are on a private road, whether it is yours or someone else's, then you cannot be arrested for DUI. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is YES, you can be arrested on a private road for DUI in South Carolina.  Under South Carolina law there is no “private property” exception that prohibits you from being prosecuted for DUI.  The police will still have to go through the...

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