South Carolina’s DUI Laws

Are DUI Breath Tests Reliable in South Carolina?

As DUI defense lawyers in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, we frequently deal with the DMT DataMaster breath test machine. Not only is the DataMaster DMT a complicated piece of machinery that doesn't always function properly, but there are also many reasons why the...

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What Are the Signs of Intoxication in a South Carolina DUI?

In all the years our Mt. Pleasant DUI lawyers have read officers’ reports and heard their courtroom testimony, we have NEVER come across a situation where the officer didn’t observe the following three so-called “objective symptoms” of intoxication: (1) blood-shot...

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What Are Drug Recognition Experts in South Carolina?

Our Mount Pleasant DUI lawyers have dealt with “Drug Recognition Experts” (DRE). South Carolina law makes it illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, any other drug or a combination of other drugs or substances, or the combined influence...

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Challenging DUI Breath Tests ▪ Mt. Pleasant DUI Lawyer

Over the years that our lawyers have defended DUI’s in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston and elsewhere, the majority of cases we deal with involve the use of the Data Master DMT breath test. Using the results of the Datamaster DMT, the prosecution tries to introduce evidence...

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Should You Plead Guilty to DUAC in South Carolina?

Our DUI lawyers in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina rarely recommend that our clients plea to a charge of Driving With an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration (DUAC). DUAC is similar to the charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The main difference is that to be...

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What Are the Penalties for a DUI in South Carolina?

As DUI lawyers in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, we want our clients to know exactly the penalties and consequences they may face for getting a DUI. In this article, we explain the criminal penalties for a South Carolina DUI, suspension of your driver's license, and...

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Charleston DUI Lawyer Discusses Jury Trials for DUAC

Many Charleston DUI and criminal defense lawyers have speculated that South Carolina's DUI law (Driving With An Unlawful Alcohol Concentration) takes away a person's right to a trial by jury (which has been done in other states under their per se illegal statutes)....

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How Do You Test Blood in a South Carolina DUI?

In South Carolina, under certain circumstances, an arresting officer can obtain a blood sample from a DUI suspect. For a Mount Pleasant DUI defense attorney, an arrest based on a blood sample raises a number of different issues than cases involving an arrest based on...

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