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DUI Defense

How to Prepare for Your DUI Defense in Columbia, SC

Date: October 21, 2021

There are strong consequences for DUI charges in Columbia, SC, such as fines, jail time, loss of driver’s license, and limited job opportunities. If it isn’t your first offense, those consequences could be even more severe.  In order to defend yourself well and minimize your...

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Consequences of a DUI in Columbia, SC and How to Avoid Them

Date: September 21, 2021

If you’re recovering from an injury, trying to afford medical bills, or dealing with the stress of your situation, pursuing a personal injury case in Columbia, SC may seem like an impossible task.

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States Cannot Criminalize a Defendants’ Refusal of Blood Test in DUI Arrests

Date: September 14, 2016

In a recent decision, the United States Supreme Court held that states cannot criminalize the refusal to take a blood test without a warrant, but also ruled that it was acceptable for states to punish the refusal to take a breath test. The Court went...

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Charged with a DUI in South Carolina?

Date: November 23, 2015

Dealing with a South Carolina DUI Charge If you’ve recently been pulled over for a traffic violation and charged with Driving Under the Influence in South Carolina, try not to panic. Every year, South Carolina rakes in billions of dollars from citizens in the form...

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How to Fight a DUI Charge in South Carolina

Date: November 23, 2015

If you need to fight a DUI Charge in South Carolina, Bernstein and Bernstein can help. Politely Cooperate with Authorities, Except with the Breathalyzer Test! From the time that you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, you are starting to put together your case...

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Finding a Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbia, South Carolina

Date: November 23, 2015

Qualities of an Experienced Attorney If you have been charged with drug possession or other crime which can carry a heavy sentence in court, it is extremely important to seek out an experienced criminal defense attorney.  A good defense lawyer is essential to winning your...

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What a DUI Defense Attorney Does for You

Date: November 23, 2015

In South Carolina, mandatory sentencing can mean the loss of driving privileges if you are convicted of a DUI offense. If you are a first time offender, your license can be revoked for six months, while a third time DUI conviction can result in a...

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How to Win a DUI Hearing

Date: November 23, 2015

Contrary to what you might have seen on television or the Internet, winning at a DUI hearing isn’t as easy as showing up, following a list of advice you found on the Internet, and walking out with a clean record. Beating a DUI conviction takes...

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How Potential Employers View a DUI Conviction

Date: November 23, 2015

Many people fail to realize the seriousness of driving under the influence.  Not only is your family impacted by a DUI conviction, but the ability to work a career of your choice both currently and in the future is affected. Whether you’re currently employed or...

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Getting Hired With a DUI Conviction in South Carolina

Date: November 23, 2015

Before we begin, it’s important to realize that stereotyping a person who has been found guilty of South Carolina DUI Penalties may not be “right,” but occurs every day in the job market. During the hiring process – especially during a recession when there are...

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Before you drink and drive in South Carolina, assess your level of sobriety.

Date: November 23, 2015

To avoid ever needing the services of a South Carolina DUI attorney, you should determine and understand when you have consumed your limit in alcohol before you ever sit behind the steering wheel of a car. When most people are arrested and/or convicted of a DUI,...

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The Impact of Mandatory Sentencing on a SC DUI

Date: November 23, 2015

The impact of mandatory sentencing when you have been charged with SC drunk driving offenses means that all judicial discretion is removed upon conviction.  In the past, the fate of those convicted of driving under the influence was in the hands of the judge, but...

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