South Carolina’s DUI Laws

Are DUI & License Checkpoints Legal in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, law enforcement may briefly stop drivers at a checkpoint or a roadblock for the limited purpose of verifying a driver's license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. Also, authorities may set up checkpoints to detect drunk drivers. However,...

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What is a Felony DUI in South Carolina?

For any Charleston DUI lawyer, defending a felony DUI is much more challenging, and the stakes are higher than defending a municipal or magistrate level DUI such as a DUI 1st. In South Carolina, felony DUI is the bodily injury or the death of another person....

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What is a Reasonable Legal Fee for Lawyers in South Carolina?

In a family court case one of our lawyers was working on some years ago, a lawyer who practiced law for three years and had filed only four family court cases in Charleston asked the court to award $300 per hour for legal fees. To put this lawyer’s hourly rate into...

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What is the Cost of a DUI in South Carolina?

As DUI defense attorneys in Mt. Pleasant and Charleston, we're often asked how much it costs if you're charged with a DUI. We recently saw some billboards around that had a picture of a State Trooper holding a breathalyzer up to a person being arrested for DUI. The...

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How to Defend a DUI South Carolina

As a DUI defense lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, I'm oftentimes asked about the "process," from start to finish, after someone is arrested for DUI. This article provides an overview of the process for someone charged with a DUI 1st offense. If it is a DUI 2nd...

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What Happens If You Refuse a Breath Test in South Carolina?

Driving in South Carolina is a privilege, not a right. By driving on the roads of South Carolina, a person has impliedly given consent to submit to breath, blood, or urine testing for the purpose of determining the presence of alcohol, drugs, or both if the person is...

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How to Prepare for Court in South Carolina

As attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina, we write many articles about the law concerning personal injury claims, criminal defense, family court, and so many other legal topics. However, it occurs to us that sometimes we may overlook the “basics.” One of these...

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