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Popular South Carolina Legislator Faces DUI Charges

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:20 PM

Popular South Carolina Legislator Faces DUI Charges

 

It is commonly known that a DUI charge can result in devastating consequences. Last fall, a well-known state legislator was charged with DUI after returning home from a football game.

 

The legislator refused a Breathalyzer test when officers stopped him several hours after the game. He was on his way to Charlotte, North Carolina, to visit family.

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Communities Cracking Down On DUI

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:20 PM


Communities Cracking Down On DUI


Many South Carolina communities have struggled with budgetary problems during the most recent recession. Some essential services have been shut down or reduced because there is simply not enough money left to cover their costs. When new issues arise that need to be addressed, officials have to look in other places for additional revenues to help with these expenses.


In Lexington Count...

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South Carolina's careless driving law moving through legislature

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:15 PM

South Carolina’s careless driving law moving through legislature


On behalf of Ray Lord at Lord Law Firm, LLC


With the meteoric rise in people texting while driving, especially among the young, South Carolina legislators are working on a law to address the problem as other states have done.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation leading the fight against texting while driving

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South Carolina Breathalyzer devices may produce false readings

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:15 PM

South Carolina Breathalyzer devices may produce false readings


Breathalyzer devices are used to determine a driver’s blood alcohol concentration; however, many studies show that their results may not always be accurate.


Being pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in South Carolina can be an overwhelming experience. During these situations, law enforcement officers often ask the driver to su...

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Proposed bill may make it harder to defend against DUI charges

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:10 PM

Proposed bill may make it harder to defend against DUI charges

 

On behalf of Ray Lord at Lord Law Firm, LLC


Proposed amendment to video law would remove important defense option

 

South Carolina may soon make it more difficult to defend against a charge of DUI if a proposed bill is passed into law, according to the State. The proposal would make it harder to throw out a DUI case if v...

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State representative has one of two DUI charges dropped

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:10 PM

State representative has one of two DUI charges dropped


South Carolina Rep. Ted Vick has had one DUI charge dropped against him, but he still faces another one dating back to a 2012 drunk driving arrest.

 

According to The State, one of the two drunk driving charges against South Carolina state Rep. Ted Vick has been dropped. The public official, who is from Chesterfield, was arrested for driving unde...

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Proposed bill may make it harder to defend against DUI charges

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:05 PM


Proposed bill may make it harder to defend against DUI charges


On behalf of Ray Lord at Lord Law Firm, LLC


Proposed amendment to video law would remove important defense option


South Carolina may soon make it more difficult to defend against a charge of DUI if a proposed bill is passed into law, according to the State. The proposal would make it harder to throw out a DUI...

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Day-after DUI charges may affect many South Carolina drivers

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM

‘Day-after DUI’ charges may affect many South Carolina drivers


People who metabolize alcohol slowly may end up facing charges of driving under the influence the morning after drinking.


Most people in Irmo appreciate the potential legal consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol. As a result, they may take various precautions to avoid driving after they have been drinking. Unfo...

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4 common defenses to DUI charges in South Carolina

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM


4 common defenses to DUI charges in South Carolina


There are several legitimate defenses that may be invoked when someone in South Carolina is charged with DUI.


Last year, The Post and Courier published an article detailing several cases in which a South Carolina driver's DUI charges were dismissed. For example, state law mandates that most sobriety or breath tests be videotaped. In one c...

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5 reasons to hire an attorney when facing a DUI in South Carolina

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)


5 reasons to hire an attorney when facing a DUI in South Carolina


Hiring a criminal defense attorney is essential for people who are facing a DUI charge in South Carolina.

 

According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, nearly 27,000 people in the state were arrested last year on charges of driving under the influence. Not every charge, however, will lead to a conviction. In...

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