DUI & Administrative Hearings in SC: How They’re Related

DUI & Administrative Hearings in SC: How They’re Related

If you have what is called an “implied consent violation” in SC, you are in danger of losing your driver’s license. You are also facing the possibility of mandatory ADSAP (Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program) classes and the possibility of a mandatory ignition...

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DUI Fines, Penalties, Jail Time in SC

DUI Fines, Penalties, Jail Time in SC

What are the potential DUI fines, penalties, and jail time in SC? Driving under the influence in South Carolina is a complex area of law that includes multiple DUI-related offenses as well as SC’s implied consent laws (when they suspend your license based on a DUI...

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Drug Laws in SC: Everything You Need To Know

Drug Laws in SC: Everything You Need To Know

In South Carolina, possession-based drug charges are usually broken up into three types of charges: simple possession, possession with intent to distribute, and drug trafficking. There are other types of drug charges in SC that are not based on the weight of the drugs...

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Drug Charges: Trafficking in SC

Drug Charges: Trafficking in SC

The phrase “drug trafficking” may conjure images of narco-traffickers, loading a small airplane with bricks of cocaine or heroin, with assault rifles casually hanging from their shoulders. In most cases, however, it is something else entirely. Any person who uses or...

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Drug Charges: Possession With Intent to Distribute in SC

Drug Charges: Possession With Intent to Distribute in SC

Possession with intent to distribute drugs in SC, or PWID, is the “next step up” from simple possession charges. The penalties for PWID in SC are greater than the potential penalties for simple possession but less than the penalties for drug trafficking. The potential...

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Drug Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance in SC

Drug Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance in SC

Possession of a controlled substance in SC can be a serious matter. Drug possession can carry a range of penalties and there may be a wide range of defenses to your drug charges, depending on the type of drug, your prior criminal history, and the circumstances of your...

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Is that Marijuana I Smell? Or is it Legal Hemp?

Is that Marijuana I Smell? Or is it Legal Hemp?

The Hemp Farming Act was passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor McMaster on March 28, 2019 . As a result, in recent months hemp products are being seen in our community. "CBD Dispensaries" have sprung up across the state and even many gas stations are...

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Yes. You Have the Right To An Attorney in SC

Yes. You Have the Right To An Attorney in SC

The Town of Bluffton and City of Beaufort found out the hard way this week, to the tune of a quarter million dollars, that they must provide attorneys to indigent defendants that may face incarceration. The ACLU of South Carolina, Nelson Mullins (law firm), and the...

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Arrested? What can I do to keep this off my record??

Arrested? What can I do to keep this off my record??

The State of South Carolina provides many programs for non-violent offenses to be removed from your record through the completion of certain Diversionary Programs. These are programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI), Traffic Education Program (TEP), Alcohol...

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