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Q: How can you find a lawyer who won’t take advantage of you, especially if you are in your 70s, and sober 29 years?

Friend was arrested for DUI, however she is sober 29 years. She’s in her 70’s, she was driving recklessly for her, because she was talking on phone and trying to get a piece of candy out of a wrapper. They did not give her a breath test or offer one. She failed her physical sobriety test... Read more »

Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms answered on Jun 11, 2019

A DUI arrest, charge and potential conviction could in fact be solely due to intoxication as the result of taking prescription drugs. Your friend has a lot going for her due to her age and lack of alcohol or drug use, but she will still need zealous representation to ensure her best defense. The... Read more »

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Q: Charged for DUI b/c of suspicion of alcohol. Test negative for alcohol, but now being charged for DUI b/c of THC.

I was involved in a motorcycle accident when a women pulled out of her driveway in front of me. I was airlifted to the hospital and nearly died. The SC state trooper found me at fault based on him suspecting me of being under the influence of alcohol. I had not consumed any alcohol and the only... Read more »

Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms answered on Aug 1, 2018

While you can be prosecuted for DUI based on marijuana alone, it is very tough to prove that the amount of THC in a person's system had an impact on them at the time of the accident. I would advise you to speak to a criminal defense attorney before court. You have options, and a consult with an... Read more »

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Q: If my dui 2nd was in oct 2012 do I still have to get interlock device in my truck now in 2017
William Head
William Head answered on Aug 9, 2017

The requirements for getting reinstated do not "age off." You must (sooner or later) follow all the rules for reinstating your license.

Contact this DUI Specialist in South Carolina, and tell him you were referred to him by William Head of Atlanta. Follow his instructions, and quit fighting...
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Q: If convicted on a DUI in a non-sr22 state (i.e.; Pa) do I need sr22 in South Carolina when I get my license here? Now SC

I've complied with all conditions of Pennsylvania criminal code and DMV. Scheduled restoration on April 6, 2017 by Pennsylvania. But, I'm now (and have been since February 2016) a SC resident. SC requires sr22 if convicted of dui, and Pennsylvania does not. I have no driving history in SC, but will... Read more »

Freddy Woods
Freddy Woods answered on Jul 7, 2017

Yes, South Carolina will require that you get SR-22 insurance and may require that you take an ADSAP course. Contact the DMV in South Carolina to find out what additional requirements they may have for you.

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Q: Is there anyway to get a wreck less homicide conviction expunged? It was from a dui accident that happened when I was 20
Freddy Woods
Freddy Woods answered on Jul 7, 2017

A Reckless Homicide is outside the classes of crimes that normally can be expunged. In rare cases, you can get a pardon. Consult a lawyer that deals with pardons and expungements.

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Q: My DUI was dismissed but the DMV told me I couldn't get my DL back. What can I do

I took a breathelazar and blew 0.00 I wasnt under the influence my passenger was on the other hand and wasn't even asked any questions. Was told I was pulled over for one thing but got arrested for DUI

Freddy Woods
Freddy Woods answered on Jul 7, 2017

The DMV will require that you complete the ADSAP (Alcohol & Drug Safety Action Program) in South Carolina. If you complete this program then you can get your license back as long as you don't have any other holds on your license.

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Q: What am i facing for a 1st dui and 3 child endangerment in sc
Freddy Woods
Freddy Woods answered on Jul 7, 2017

Here is the short answer. The DUI could land you in jail for up to 30 days and the child endangerment charges could have you in jail for up to 15 years. It is important for you to consult a lawyer as soon as possible to defend you on your charges.

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Q: Can a dui in South Carolina be dropped for racial profiling?

I was put down as white but my primary race is American Indian. I am registered through my tribe.

Freddy Woods
Freddy Woods answered on Jul 7, 2017

The short answer is "yes" but racial profiling that is not accompanied by a criminal act can be dismissed at the evidence phase of the case if certain factors are present. However, if during a stop based upon racial profiling there is found to evidence of a crime, then it is more difficult to... Read more »

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Q: A friend git charged with DUI she wasn't under the influence at that time she fell asleep at the wheel and wrecked her

Vehicle but they found a pipe in her pants pocket what should she do

Freddy Woods
Freddy Woods answered on May 2, 2017

She definitely needs legal help. A lawyer could challenge the arrest and the video.

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Q: My son has a previous duac in south carolina 2 yrs ago he recently just refused a breathalyzer in south carolina and

Charged with a dui what kind of penalties is he facing and what can a lawyer do for him in this case and roughly whats the price for a lawyer

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Feb 5, 2017

He faces a mandatory 6 months in jail for a third DWI. The prior two offenses from out of state will count. With jail on the line, the question should not be over money. Rather look for an attorney that specializes i. Third offense charges.

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