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Can you refuse a breath test?

When you drive, you may not be aware of something called an implied consent law. In general, implied consent laws apply to situations where a reasonable person could assume that parties give their consent regardless of written or spoken confirmation. When it comes to...

What is a standardized field sobriety test?

Officers have many tools they utilize when attempting to discern whether or not a driver has hit the road while intoxicated. Certain tools, such as breath analysis tests, often get a lot of press and media attention. Other tools, like standardized field sobriety...

What should I know about SC IID laws?

Every state in the country has strong laws against driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and South Carolina is no exception. Just like every other state in the nation, South Carolina also has specific parameters where individuals the courts convict of...

How many drinks does it take to get drunk?

No one ever sets out on an evening of fun with their friends with the intention of getting a DUI. However, that is a very real possibility if you drink too many alcoholic beverages throughout the night. Each drink you consume increases your blood alcohol concentration...

How accurate are field sobriety tests?

If officers pull you over for suspected DUI, they likely will ask you to submit to a field sobriety test. Under South Carolina law, however, you have no obligation to take it, nor do you face any negative consequences if you refuse. In fact, politely declining...

Misdemeanor vs. felony DUI in South Carolina

South Carolina may charge driving under the influence as a felony or misdemeanor depending on the circumstances of your case. In both cases, the state mandates jail time even for the first offense. Review the possible penalties for DUI in South Carolina before facing...

Can I challenge a breathalyzer test?

One of the most common ways to fight against a traffic ticket is to question the validity and reliability of the radar gun. You may wonder if it is also possible to question breathalyzer test results if you are facing DUI charges. It is possible to challenge...

License suspension after a DUI

If people receive a conviction for drinking and driving, officials may suspend their license. Many penalties for DUI in South Carolina involve a license suspension. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, a judge may suspend a driver's license for...

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