IS REFUSING TO BLOW A CRIME?

            As of now, a little over 1/5th of the States criminalize refusing to provide a chemical test to determine blood alcohol concentration (South Carolina is not one of these).  Specifically, refusing...

Illegal Seizures and Evidence

  The Fourth Amendment to our Federal Constitution protects us from unlawful searches and seizures.  If the search or seizure is illegal then evidence derived therefrom cannot be used in court.  This is known as the "exclusionary rule" or the...

REFUSING TO BLOW

What Happens if I refuse to blow into the datamaster machine?  A:  In South Carolina, a person who refuses to provide a breath sample must have their license immediately suspended for six months.  However, that person is eligible for a temporary alcohol...

Local Fireman’s Case Dismissed

http://counton2.com/2016/01/14/i-team-lawyer-says-charges-should-have-never-been-levied-against-fireman/ If you have been arrested for a DUI, drug charge, assault charge, or any other criminal offense in South Carolina please call my office to schedule a free...

Holiday DUI Crackdown

During the Holiday season many law enforcement agencies crank up DUI detection and interdiction.  Everyone has the right to refuse field sobriety tests and the breath test.  Use good judgement and have a Happy Holiday season....