In Criminal Law, Time Matters

Time Matters Albert Einstein once called time an "illusion".  Unfortunately, for folks charged with DUI or another criminal offense in South Carolina, waiting can cost you.  Below are three bullet points that illustrate why time matters in criminal...

DUI: Walk and Turn Test

Rarely does a DUI case encompass evidence retrieved using the materials in the picture above.  In South Carolina, as in many states, officers rely on a three test battery to help determine whether or not probable cause exists to make an arrest.  The three...

DUI: Did you know?

DUI: DID YOU KNOW? A police officer makes a decision to arrest a person for DUI based on his or her personal observations. A person is not allowed to show they are not under the influence by providing a breath sample prior to being arrested. A police officer does not...

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AN ACCIDENT? Frequently I get phone calls from potential clients who have either been (1) injured in a car accident or (2) charged with being at fault in a car accident.  Sometimes the caller has experienced a mixture of the two.  If you...

You Don’t Blow at the Road

Contrary to popular belief in South Carolina, you cannot prove your innocence, or tie your own noose for that matter, by providing a breath sample at the scene of a traffic stop.  (Unless the police are operating a mobile breath testing unit which is the...