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Multiple charges filed, including felony DUI, after car crash

A South Carolina man is behind bars for his alleged involvement in a fatal car crash over Memorial Day weekend. This individual is facing multiple charges for the incident, one of which is a felony DUI. The allegations in this case are far from minor, and the potential consequences this man is facing could have a drastic impact on his future.

Following car accidents, what losses are compensable?

Far too many South Carolina residents have been injured or killed in auto accidents over the years. Those who have suffered the negative consequences of such incidents have every right to question if any damages sustained can be recovered. The simple truth is that, those who have suffered injuries or lost love ones in car accidents, as the result of someone else's negligence, can turn to legal remedies to seek compensation

South Carolina criminal defense: Man arrested on DUI charge

Recently, in a city located in the northeast portion of the state, a man was arrested following a series of events that culminated in a car crash. This individual is facing a number of charges for the incident, one of which is for an alleged DUI. The offenses this man is accused of are considered pretty significant in South Carolina. Thankfully, as all do, this individual does have the right to a criminal defense in court.

Millions of people suffer brain injuries every year

Accidents that result in some form of head trauma are more common that one would think. Brain injuries often occur due to automobile accidents, sports injuries and falls -- among other things. Millions of Americans across the country suffer brain injuries every year, quite of few of them reside in South Carolina.

Penalties may change for those convicted of drunk driving

The current laws in South Carolina are pretty strict when it comes to impaired driving. Depending on the substance one is accused of using and the circumstances surrounding an arrest, potential penalties typically include fines, jail time and court-ordered rehabilitation, among others. When it comes to drunk driving, in particular, the use of an ignition interlock device may also be ordered.

South Carolina wrongful death: Man recently killed in car crash

Tragically, far too many fatal car accidents occur in South Carolina every year. While accidents do happen, many of these incidents are highly avoidable. When a loved one is lost in a collision due to the actions of another, it is completely understandable for surviving family members to desire answers as to the cause of a crash. If negligence is suspected to have contributed to the loss of life, obtaining compensation may be possible. A wrongful death claim, if appropriate, can provide just that -- if successfully managed.

State and federal law on drug crimes, is imprisonment necessary?

Across South Carolina, law enforcement officials are concerned with drug-related crimes. Undercover investigations are frequently conducted in the areas that seem to be hurting the most by this activity. State and federal law regarding drug sales, in particular, are quite strict, and anyone accused of this faces the possibility of imprisonment if a conviction is secured by prosecuting attorneys. However, some are questioning whether or not this punishment is really the best thing.

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