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Attorney Steve Sumner Selected To 2017 South Carolina Super Lawyers List for DUI Defense

GREENVILLE, SC – For the fifth year in a row, Attorney Steve W. Sumner has been selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list for DUI Defense. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

This recognition for Sumner comes on the heels of being named a “Best Law Firm” by US News & World Report. In addition, he has received the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell; holds a “10.0/Superb” rating by Avvo; and has been selected as a “Best Attorney” Lifetime Charter Member to the Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America list.

Sumner currently represents clients in over 25 courts in Upstate South Carolina. These courts include Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens, and Laurens counties; as well as the city/municipal courts of Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Fountain Inn, Easley, Clemson, Central, and Laurens.

In 1997, Sumner opened his own practice as a criminal defense attorney, with a special focus on defending clients accused of DUI, Felony DUI, all driving offenses, and drug cases. He graduated from the USC School of Law in 1992 and served as a state court prosecutor from 1992 to 1994. His primary case load consisted of prosecuting DUI, Felony DUI, Reckless Homicide, and Traffic offenses.

Client Receives 1 Year Sentence For Felony DUI

An Easley woman was sentenced to one year in prison by circuit court Judge Letitia Verdin after an accident where an unborn child died in 2015.

Ashley Michelle Bridges, 24, pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence, great bodily harm, during an hour-long proceeding at the Greenville County Court Tuesday. Bridges broke down and yelled, “I can’t do this!” as she was led out of the court room by officials.

In handing down the sentence, Verdin said she believed Bridges, who registered a .14 blood-alcohol level after the wreck, was on the road to rehabilitation but still had to pay a debt to the Whitmire and Davis family.

On Sept. 25, 2015, Bridges was driving 74 mph in a 40 mph zone on Sulphur Springs Road near Watkins Road when she struck a Honda Accord from behind at 6:50 p.m. according to court records. The car, which was carrying Robert Whitmire and a pregnant Mindy McCall, veered into traffic and was struck by an SUV and a Jeep, the Highway Patrol said at the time of the accident. Lexington Whitmire, an unborn 22-week-old child, died as a result of the accident, according to court reports.

Whitmire also sustained a torn shoulder, broken fibula, and toe from the accident. Whitmire and McCall spent days in the hospital after the accident and had medical bills of more than $100,000, according to assistant solicitor Sylvia Harrison, who prosecuted the case.

Robert Ariail, one of Bridges’ attorneys, admitted she had been drinking the night of the accident but argued it was only as a self-medicating measure to battle her “mental and emotional illness.” Bridges, he said, has been diagnosed with a severe case of bipolar disorder and is taking medication.

Throughout the proceeding Bridges struggled to contain her tears, breaking down when McCall addressed the court, reading from a prepared statement.

“We never got to see her beautiful eyes or hear her cry. All we had to do stare at her lifeless and wonder what life might have been like raising her,” McCall said in tears. “I will never forget how tiny the casket was. It was about the size of a shoe box. I returned to work but I was only a shell of my former self, having thoughts of wishing the accident should have took my life too so I could be with my baby girl.”

Both families were unavailable for comment after the proceeding.

“I just want to tell them that I’m so sorry and if there’s anything at all I could do to go back and change it I would do it in a heartbeat,” Bridges said, apologizing for her actions.

Attorney Steve Sumner Selected To “Best Law Firms In America”

December 7, 2016

GREENVILLE, SC – Attorney Steve W. Sumner has been named a Best Law Firm 2017 by U.S. News & World Report. Sumner is a DUI and criminal defense attorney serving Upstate South Carolina.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm.

Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.

In addition to lawyer and client feedback, law firms were asked to provide us with general demographic and background information on the law firm and attorneys, and other data that speaks to the strengths of a law firm’s practice areas.

Sumner currently represents clients in over 25 courts in Upstate South Carolina. These courts include Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens, and Laurens counties, as well as the city/municipal courts of Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Fountain Inn, Easley, Clemson, Central, and Laurens.

In 1997, Sumner opened his own practice as a criminal defense attorney, with a special focus on defending clients accused of DUI, Felony DUI, all driving offenses and drug cases. He graduated from the USC School of Law in 1992 and served as a state court prosecutor from 1992 to 1994. His primary case load consisted of prosecuting DUI, Felony DUI, Reckless Homicide, and Traffic offenses.

Commerce Club’s Charity Classic Raises over $40,000

GREENVILLE, SC – The Commerce Club in downtown Greenville, SC, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, has announced that its 2016 Charity Classic fundraiser, held on August 11th, generated over $40,000. The $40,000 total surpassed the 2015 Charity Classic’s then record-breaking total of $28,000 – a 43% increase in monies raised.

All proceeds are donated equally to three charities: The Family Effect, located in Greenville; ALS’s Augie’s Quest; and the ClubCorp Employee Care Foundation, which helps employees and their families in times of crisis.

Event Chair, Attorney Steve Sumner, attributed the increase to adding corporate sponsorships for the first time ever, as well as strong community support.

“The fact that we’ve been able to significantly increase the amount of money raised over the past two years shows me this event will only continue to grow,” said Sumner.  “We are excited about the possibility of what next year can bring.”

Gallivan, White & Boyd was the Event Sponsor, with Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Greenville Technical College, Merl F. Code, and Fluor as Community Sponsors. 94.5 The Answer was Media Sponsor for the event.

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Event Chair Attorney Steve Sumner is a former DUI prosecutor who has been recognized nationally and locally for defending clients who have been accused of DUI, felony DUI, all driving offenses, and drug cases.  He has been named to Best Lawyers in America for DUI Defense; Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association; South Carolina Super Lawyers for DUI Defense; “Best Attorney” Lifetime Member by Rue Ratings Best Attorney of America List; “Business of Customer Integrity Award” by the Better Business Bureau of the Upstate; “Top Attorney in South Carolina“ by Columbia Living Magazine, and is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell, the nation’s oldest rating service for attorneys.

Sumner currently represents clients in over 25 courts in Upstate South Carolina including Greenville. Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens and Laurens counties; as well as the city/municipal courts of Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Fountain Inn, Easley, Clemson, Central, and Laurens.

Attorney Steve Sumner Selected to “The Best Lawyers in America”

GREENVILLE, SC – Attorney Steve W. Sumner was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of DUI Defense.

Best Lawyers® is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and they have received more than 12 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

This recognition for Sumner comes after receiving the “Preeminent” rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell, the nation’s oldest attorney rating service.  Sumner was also selected for inclusion as a “Best Attorneys of America” by the Rue Ratings’ Service.

Sumner currently represents clients in over 25 courts in Upstate South Carolina. These courts include Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens counties; as well as the city/municipal courts of Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Fountain Inn, Easley, Clemson, Central, and Laurens.

In 1997, Sumner opened his own practice as a criminal defense attorney, with a special focus on defending clients accused of DUI, Felony DUI, all driving offenses and drug cases.  He graduated from the USC School of Law in 1992 and served as a state court prosecutor from 1992 to 1994. His primary case load consisted of prosecuting DUI, Felony DUI, Reckless Homicide and Traffic offenses.

Attorney Steve Sumner Receives Client Distinction Award

GREENVILLE, SC – DUI Attorney Steve Sumner has received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. Martindale-Hubbell is the premier lawyer rating service in the country.

Martindale-Hubbell gives the Client Distinction Award to lawyers whose clients give them a 4.5 average rating (out of 5.0) or above in the following areas:  Communications Ability, Responsiveness, Quality of Service, and Value for Money.

Less than one percent (1%) of the more than 900,000 attorneys listed on the martindale.com and lawyers.com websites receive the Client Distinction Award.

Sumner primarily handles misdemeanor and felony DUI/drunk driving cases.  He is a former DUI prosecutor and has been in private practice since 1994.

In 2016, Sumner was named to “The Best Lawyers in America” in the field of DUI defense.  He is a lifetime charter member of the “Best Attorneys in America – Rue’s Ratings”.  Sumner has been recognized as a South Carolina Super Lawyer® in the field of DUI defense and has been a member of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers™ for criminal defense in South Carolina since 2013.  He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and has held a judicially endorsed AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and a “Superb” (10.0 out 10.0) ranking with Avvo since 2011.

Sumner currently represents clients in over 25 courts in Upstate South Carolina. These courts include Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens counties; as well as the city/municipal courts of Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Fountain Inn, Easley, Clemson, Central, and Laurens.

Attorney Steve Sumner to Speak at Greenville County Bar Seminar

GREENVILLE, SC – DUI lawyer Steve Sumner was recently selected to provide the “DUI Case Law and Statutory Update” at the upcoming Greenville County Bar year end seminar on Fri., Feb. 12, 2016.

The seminar will take place at the TD Bank Convention Center. This seminar is generally attended by roughly 500 attorneys and judges from Upstate South Carolina. Sumner will lead the discussion and review of recent significant South Carolina court opinions involving DUI/drunk driving cases and provide commentary on key South Carolina statutory changes in the field of DUI defense from 2015.

Sumner primarily handles misdemeanor and felony DUI/drunk driving cases. He is a former DUI prosecutor and has been in private practice since 1994.

In 2016, Sumner was named to “The Best Lawyers in America” in the field of DUI defense. He is a lifetime charter member of the “Best Attorneys in America – Rue’s Ratings”. Sumner has been recognized as a South Carolina Super Lawyer® in the field of DUI defense and has been a member of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers™ for criminal defense in South Carolina since 2013. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and has held a judicially endorsed AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and a “Superb” (10.0 out 10.0) ranking with Avvo since 2011.

Sumner currently represents clients in over 25 courts in Upstate South Carolina. These courts include Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens counties; as well as the city/municipal courts of Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Fountain Inn, Easley, Clemson, Central, and Laurens.

Attorney Steve Sumner Selected to “The Best Lawyers in America”

GREENVILLE, SC  – Attorney Steve W. Sumner was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of DUI Defense.

Best Lawyers® is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and they have received more than 12 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers” the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

This recognition for Sumner comes after receiving the “Preeminent” rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell, the nation’s oldest attorney rating service. Sumner was also selected for inclusion as a “Best Attorneys of America” by the Rue Ratings’ Service.

Sumner currently represents clients in over 25 courts in Upstate South Carolina. These courts include Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens counties; as well as the city/municipal courts of Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Fountain Inn, Easley, Clemson, Central, and Laurens.

In 1997, Sumner opened his own practice as a criminal defense attorney, with a special focus on defending clients accused of DUI, Felony DUI, all driving offenses and drug cases. He graduated from the USC School of Law in 1992 and served as a state court prosecutor from 1992 to 1994. His primary case load consisted of prosecuting DUI, Felony DUI, Reckless Homicide and Traffic offenses.

Steve Sumner Selected to 2015 South Carolina Super DUI Defense

For the third year in a row, Attorney Steve W. Sumner has been selected to the 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers list for DUI Defense. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

This recognition for Sumner comes on the heels of receiving the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell, the nation’s oldest attorney rating service. As well as being selected as a “Best Attorney” Lifetime Charter Member to the Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America list.

Attorney Steve Sumner Selected to Best Attorneys of America List as a Lifetime Charter Member

DUI Attorney Steve Sumner was recently selected as a “Best Attorney” Lifetime Charter Member to the Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America list.

According to the Rue Ratings, attorneys are selected based on criteria including an extraordinary level of legal knowledge, competency, professional reputation, professionalism and ethical standards. Less than 1% of the lawyers in America have been invited for membership, according to Rue Ratings. “Best Attorney” Lifetime Charter Membership is limited to 100 attorneys in each state (a few large states are allowed 200 members).

Steve Sumner is a Super Lawyer and has been recognized as a “Top Attorney” in South Carolina on multiple occasions. He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” for South Carolina.

Steve Sumner Named Top Attorney, Super Lawyer and Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2014

DUI Attorney Steve Sumner was recently named a “Top Attorney in South Carolina” by Columbia Living magazine. Steve was recognized for Criminal Defense/DUI Law. This makes the second consecutive year he received the “Top Attorney” designation.

Additionally, Steve Sumner was recognized as a Super Lawyer in the field of DUI/Drunk Driving Defense. He is the only DUI Defense lawyer to be named to this list in Upstate South Carolina.

In June of 2014, Steve was again selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” for South Carolina. This designation is in the field of Criminal Defense.

For the fourth consecutive year, Steve was included in the list of “Pre-Eminent Lawyers” for the state of South Carolina by Martindale-Hubbell. His selection included not only the opinions of fellow attorneys, but those of South Carolina judges as well.

 

 

Atlanta DUI Attorney reviews whether DUI checkpoints are Legal in Georgia

 

 

For the past three years, Steve has garnered a “10.0/10.0 Superb” rating from AVVO, an online rating service for attorneys across the country.

DUI Attorney Steve Sumner currently represents clients in over 25 courts in Upstate South Carolina, including Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens counties; as well as the city/municipal courts of Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Fountain Inn, Easley, Clemson, Central, and Laurens.

 

Steve Sumner on Fox Carolina News

Steve Sumner was recently interviewed on Fox Carolina News regarding the proposed South Carolina legislation that would require ignition interlock devices for first time DUI convictions.

Attorney Steve Sumner Selected to Lead “Year End” Continuing Legal Education Course

Greenville, SC DUI/Drunk Driving defense attorney Steve Sumner was recently selected to lead the Greenville County, SC Bar “Year End” Continuing Legal Education course entitled “Significant Recent Appellate DUI Cases.” Steve will lead the discussion of important Appellate cases from South Carolina, and other areas of the United States and including US Supreme Court cases that impact the field of DUI/Drunk Driving defense. The “Year End” Greenville County Bar CLE will take place Friday, February 14, 2014 at the TD Bank Convention Center in Greenville, SC. This seminar is generally attended by more than 400 practicing lawyers and judges from in and around Upstate South Carolina.

Steve W. Sumner Selected to 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers List for DUI Defense

Attorney Steve W. Sumner has been selected to the 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers® list for DUI Defense. This is the second year in a row Steve has been recognized by Super Lawyers®.

Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers® to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

This recognition for Sumner comes on the heels of receiving the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell®, the nation’s oldest attorney rating service. He is also a recent recipient of the Business of Integrity Award for Customer Service from the Better Business Bureau of the Upstate.

Attorney Steve Sumner returns to Fox Carolina

On April 10, 2014, attorney Steve Sumner was interviewed by Fox Carolina lead anchor Diana Watson for insights into the new South Carolina DUI law for 2014 (“Emma’s Law”).

Steve Sumner Receives BBB Business of Integrity Award for Customer Service

The Steve W. Sumner Law Firm was recently awarded the 2012 Business of Integrity Award for Customer Service in the 1-10 employee business category by the Better Business Bureau® and BBB Board of Directors of the Upstate South Carolina.

The firm has demonstrated high ethical standards of behavior towards customers, vendors, and employees, along with having a history of strong ethics in the workplace. By displaying marketing and advertising strategies that reflect a true representation of the product, Steve W. Sumner Law Firm has also been recognized by the community and their industry for sound business practices.

“I have the fortune to work with a great staff, which means our firm can give clients the best service possible when they are facing a difficult time,” said Sumner.

Sumner opened his own practice in 1997 as a criminal defense attorney, with a special focus on defending clients accused of DUI, Felony DUI, all driving offenses and drug cases.

He is a former state court prosecutor, whose primary case load consisted of prosecuting DUI, Felony DUI, Reckless Homicide and Traffic offenses. He graduated from the USC School of Law in 1992.

Sumner currently represents clients in over 25 courts in Upstate South Carolina, including Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens counties; as well as the city/municipal courts of Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Fountain Inn, Easley, Clemson, Central, and Laurens.

 

Attorney Steve Sumner’s Article on Laboratory and Forensic Reports in DUI Cases Published in the ‘Voice’ Magazine

In the November, 2012 issue of the “Voice” magazine, the monthly magazine for the Texas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, attorney Steve Sumner’s article on recent United States Supreme Court decisions regarding laboratory and forensic reports was published.  This article was previously featured in both the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly and North Carolina Lawyers Weekly newspapers.

Attorney Steve Sumner of Greenville, South Carolina Invited to Speak at this Year’s Annual Criminal Practice Seminar

Attorney Steve Sumner of Greenville, South Carolina was recently invited by the South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division to serve as a panelist for the discussion of recent significant appellate decisions in the field of criminal law. The SC Bar CLE Seminar will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. This program is in its twenty-second consecutive year; and is widely recognized as the leading annual continuing legal education criminal law seminar in South Carolina.

Steve Sumner is one of only three private practice criminal defense attorneys from South Carolina invited to speak at this year’s program; and the only private defense attorney that will be a part of the roundtable discussion of “significant appellate decisions from 2011”. The discussion will be led by the Honorable John C. Few, Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

This invitation comes on the heels of Steve’s recently published article, “The Current State of Confrontation”, which appeared in the November 2012 edition of the “Voice for the Defense” magazine. The” Voice for the Defense” magazine is a monthly publication produced by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Steve W. Sumner Selected to 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers List for DUI Defense

Attorney Steve W. Sumner has been selected to the 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers® list for DUI Defense.

Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers® to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

This recognition for Sumner comes on the heels of receiving the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell®, the nation’s oldest attorney rating service. He is also a recent recipient of the Business of Integrity Award for Customer Service from the Better Business Bureau of the Upstate.

Recent Results

May 2017

  • State v. H.D.J.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: McCormick Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a traffic collision
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. M.T.R.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Laurens County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for a traffic violation
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. S.L.C.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Laurens County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for swerving (Breath test: .20)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. P.D.R.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Laurens County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Speeding”
  • State v. P.D.R.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Laurens County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. P.D.R.

    • Charge: DUI, Open Container
    • Court: Laurens County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for driving at an extremely low rate of speed
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client pays a fine for the “Open Container” ticket
  • State v. C.D.P.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greenville Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a one-car accident
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. M.G.D.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greenville Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding and making an improper turn
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. F.D.H.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greenville Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped after striking a curb and a light pole
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. D.G.M.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greenville Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for driving without headlights at night
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. M.M.W.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greenville Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a two-vehicle collision
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. W.M.L.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greenville Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a three-vehicle collision (Breath test: .14)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. C.L.T.

    • Charge: DUI, Speeding (66/45)
    • Court: Greenville Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding, 66 mph in a 45 mph zone (Breath test: .15)
    • Result: DUI dismissed, Speeding dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. M.J.G.

    • Charge: DUI, Speeding (66/45)
    • Court: Fairview/Austin Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding, 55 mph in a 40 mph zone
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. W.J.A.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Pickens County Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for failing to stop at a Road Check (Breath test: .16)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. R.H.S.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Fairview/Austin Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding (Breath test: .10)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. V.R.M.

    • Charge: DUI, Endangering Service Personnel
    • Court: Chick Springs Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for driving 45 mph past a stopped police vehicle with its blue lights on
    • Result: DUI dismissed, Endangering Service Personnel dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Driving too fast for conditions”
  • State v. H.R.A.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Fairview/Austin Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for drifting over the lane dividing lines (Breath test: .18)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Driving too fast for conditions”
  • State v. S.S.L.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Laurens County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives tickets for “Speeding” and “Driving too fast for conditions”
  • State v. B.R.E.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Fairview/Austin Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for a traffic violation
    • Result: DUI dismissed
  • State v. T.L.R.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Laurens County Magistrate Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a one-car accident (Breath test: .22)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. K.M.M.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Fairview/Austin Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped after police received a tip about a reckless driver
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. H.S.B.

    • Charge: DUI, Speeding, Open Container
    • Court: Greer Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client pays a fine for “Speeding” and “Open Container” tickets
  • State v. R.E.K.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greenville Municipal Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for failing to stop at a red light
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. S.S.R.

    • Charge: DUI, Leaving the Scene with Personal Injuries
    • Court: Chick Springs Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped after leaving the scene of a collision
    • Result: DUI dismissed, Leaving the Scene dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. M.R.S.

    • Charge: DUI 2nd offense
    • Court: Greenville Court of General Sessions
    • Facts: Client was involved in a two-vehicle collision
    • Result: DUI 2nd offense dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”

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