What Happens When You Refuse the Breathalyzer in SC?

What Happens When You Refuse the Breathalyzer in SC?

Can you refuse the breathalyzer in SC?  Driving down the road, on your way home on a Friday night, you see blue lights in the mirror. You stop, thinking you are about to get a speeding ticket, but the officer immediately says, “How much have you had to drink...
How Long Do You Lose Your License for a DUI in SC?

How Long Do You Lose Your License for a DUI in SC?

How long do you lose your license for a DUI in SC? The answer depends on the type of DUI conviction, how many prior DUI convictions you have had, your Datamaster (breathalyzer) result, and whether the suspension is for a DUI conviction or an implied consent...
DUI – Can You Refuse a Blood Test?

DUI – Can You Refuse a Blood Test?

You may already know that, when you are being arrested for a DUI in SC, you can (and usually should) refuse the breathalyzer test. But what about a blood test? Can you refuse a blood test in SC? In Sanders v. SCDMV, the SC Supreme Court upheld an implied consent...
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....
What is a DUI Per Se in SC?

What is a DUI Per Se in SC?

What is a DUI Per Se in SC?  Another name for DUI per se in SC is “driving under an unlawful alcohol concentration,” or DUAC. DUI per se means that, if your blood alcohol content is greater than .08, you can be found guilty of DUAC.  The penalties are the same as...
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