How can I get a license to drive if it was seized or forfeited during my arrest?
If I register over .08 on the Breathalyzer test, am I automatically guilty of DUI?
Am I legally required to take the field sobriety test at an officer’s request?
Am I legally required to take the Breathalyzer test at an officer’s request?
Can I have a lawyer represent me in a DUI charge?
Is it illegal to drink alcoholic beverages and drive in South Carolina?
First, this is a confusing area of the law for many drivers who find themselves arrested or charged with DUI and also facing an "administrative suspension." If you are confused, it is probably because it is confusing. What is an "administrative suspension" and what is...read more
CASE NAME: Kathryn Key vs. South Carolina (Case No.: 2016-CP-23-06517; February 4, 2017) FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY: On December, 10, 2015, the Appellant (" Key") was involved in an automobile wreck at approximately 8:47 a.m. Shortly thereafter, emergency medical...read more
CASE NAME: Georgia vs. Council (Case No. 16-T-18312; December 14, 2016) PROCEDURAL HISTORY: On November 2, 2016, the above-styled case came before this court for a specially set trial, with pending motions filed by the Defendant to be heard immediately prior to...read more
Case Name: South Carolina vs. Shannon (Orangeburg County, SC; Court of General Sessions; Case Number 2014A3810700545; Filed August 9, 2016) FACTS: On February 16, 2014, Shannon and Eartha Lee Kennerly ("Kennerly") were traveling south on Bozard Road in Orangeburg...read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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...read more
CASE NAME: South Carolina v Taylor; Docket Number 2016-CP-42-2066; October 20, 2016 FACTS: On June 11, 2015, at approximately 4:35 a.m., Lance Corporal R.B. Thornton of the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a call regarding a vehicle in a ditch on Nahant...read more
CASE NAME: State vs. Walters (SC Ct. App. No. 5443; September 28, 2016) FACTS/PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND: On July 13, 2014, Walters was arrested for DUI in York County. On that date, Trooper Mike McAdams, the arresting officer, administered a horizontal gaze nystagmus...read more
The name of the case is Minnesota vs. Fawcett, and it was issued on August 24, 2016, from the Minnesota Supreme Court. The basic facts, arguments and holding appear below: Fawcett drove her car through a red light, causing a collision with another car. A police...read more
This topic or question often comes up when we represent clients accused of DUI/Drunk Driving that have been involved in an accident and have been taken to a hospital and are charged with DUI in the process. Most of the time our clients have refused to provide a blood...read more
“Emma’s Law” (S.137) Clears First Hurdle and is Unanimously Voted Out of the South Carolina House Of Representative Criminal Law Subcommittee
On March 20, 2014, a key subcommittee hearing related to the potential passage of South Carolina Senate Bill S.137 (a/k/a Emma's Law) was held at the South Carolina Legislature. The hearing was well attended and many voices were present urging the subcommittee to pass...read more
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