Are “DUI Loopholes” in SC Letting Drunk Drivers Off the Hook?

Are “DUI Loopholes” in SC Letting Drunk Drivers Off the Hook?

No one talks about “DUI loopholes” except law enforcement and victim’s advocates – what is a “DUI loophole” exactly, anyway? South Carolina’s DUI laws are not perfect, but they were carefully drafted with input from defense lawyers, prosecutors, and victim’s rights...

Why is there a Push to Lower the SC DUI Limit to .05?

Do you think you’re OK to drive after just one drink? You probably are – for now. But, a group of researchers has added its weight to a creeping movement aimed at lowering the legal blood alcohol limit to .05. In 2013, the National Transportation Safety...

Can Hand Sanitizer Make You Fail the Breathalyzer?

It can – but not in the way that you might think. Your own use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is extremely unlikely to affect the breathalyzer/ Datamaster result in a SC DUI case. But, the officer’s use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer prior to administering the...
What Could Be The Outcome of My SC DUI Case?

What Could Be The Outcome of My SC DUI Case?

As you step through the double glass doors at the front of the jail, you squint as the morning sun explodes in your vision. It’s been a long night. You had a couple of drinks at the bar with your friends, and on the way home an officer pulled you over. You did not use...