Can You Trust the Breathalyzer?

Can You Trust the Breathalyzer?

Can you trust the breathalyzer? Every day in South Carolina and across the country, law enforcement stops motorists on the highway for suspicion of drunk driving. Maybe you crossed the centerline, swerved within your lane, or made a too-wide turn at an intersection....
Are SC Roads Worst in the Nation?

Are SC Roads Worst in the Nation?

Are SC roads worst in the nation? A study released by Consumer Affairs this year has ranked SC roads the worst in the nation. How does that compare to SC’s rankings in past years? And what exactly are these studies measuring? These studies may feel a bit misleading...
What is a Lesser Included Offense?

What is a Lesser Included Offense?

Blog What is a lesser included offense? Sometimes, a person will plead guilty to a lesser included offense, or a jury will find a person guilty of a lesser included offense instead of the more serious offenses presented at trial. But what qualifies as a lesser...
Billion Dollar Verdict in Drunk Driving Accident Case

Billion Dollar Verdict in Drunk Driving Accident Case

Last week, a North Dakota jury awarded a greater than one billion dollar verdict to a survivor and the families of two drunk driving accident victims. That sounds like a record verdict – it’s not, but it’s close. Have there been other billion-dollar verdicts in the...
Is Social Media Evidence Admissible in SC Courts?

Is Social Media Evidence Admissible in SC Courts?

Is social media evidence admissible in SC courts?  If you have a civil or criminal case pending in SC courts, your social media posts, pictures, and comments might come back to haunt you… Your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media account may be filled with happy...