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January 2016 Archives

Off-duty deputy arrested for drunk driving

A deputy with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina was recently arrested and charged with DUI. He is accused of drunk driving after allegedly being found asleep behind the wheel of his truck at a traffic light. While the charge against him may only be a misdemeanor, having a DUI on his record can potentially hurt his personal and professional life.

Texting and driving leads to numerous fatalities nationwide

The dangers of distractions while behind the wheel are pretty well known. Unfortunately, numerous drivers in South Carolina and across the country still fail to focus fully on the task at hand, which has led to many accidents. Texting and driving, in particular, is an activity that results in thousands of people losing their lives during the course of a year. Those who have lost loved ones in such accidents may have legal recourse.

Facing a rape charge? Help is available

Sex crimes are taken very seriously in South Carolina. Those who are accused of such actions could face a number of significant penalties if convicted, including imprisonment, fines and registration on the Sex Offenders Registry -- among various others. There are numerous forms of sex crimes. This week, we are going to discuss rape and where you can find information about how a criminal defense attorney may be able to help you if you are accused of this form of sexual assault.

DUI criminal defense: Auto-brewery syndrome

South Carolina residents may have heard about a DUI case in another state that was recently dismissed due to a woman claiming a medical issue caused her high Breathalyzer test readout. Little is known about auto-brewery syndrome, but with the right help, this woman was able to use it as a successful criminal defense against her DUI charges. So, what is auto-brewery syndrome?

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