Is a DUAC the same as a DUI in South Carolina?

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In South Carolina, there are two serious drunk driving charges that drivers can face if pulled over while intoxicated: DUI and DUAC. While most drivers know what a DUI charge is, many clients question whether a DUAC is the same thing.    Is DUAC the same as DUI? DUAC stands for “driving with unlawful alcohol concentration,”…

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Fast FAQs: South Carolina DUI

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The team at SeiferFlatow believes that an informed driver is the best driver. We feel it’s important to educate drivers about traffic laws in South Carolina – especially DUI – because we know that being under-informed can lead to unfortunate and serious consequences.  Most drivers in South Carolina know what Driving Under the Influence (DUI)…

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FAQ: Does a DUI carry jail time in South Carolina?

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Most people know that driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in South Carolina, but we still find that people are severely underinformed on the subject. This can lead to unfortunate and serious consequences.  South Carolina law defines driving under the influence/DUI as driving under the influence of a substance (ie, alcohol or…

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Larceny in South Carolina

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Chances are you’ve heard the term “larceny” mentioned as a spectator, whether in news stories, police reports, social media posts, or your favorite crime drama series. But if you’re facing charges of larceny, it’s important to know what is considered larceny in South Carolina and what kind of punishments it can carry. What is Larceny?…

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Types of Fraud in South Carolina

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Fraud is a matter that’s taken very seriously in South Carolina. Depending on the type, fraud charges can result in a felony conviction at either the state or federal level, and the most serious charges can carry jail time or heavy fines. WHAT IS FRAUD? Fraud is a deliberate act, or failure to act, to…

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How can the Traffic Education Program get my South Carolina ticket dismissed?

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One of the first questions we often get as defense attorneys is, “how do I get this ticket dropped?” While not all tickets are able to be dropped or dismissed, most of the tickets we handle at SeiferFlatow are able to be reduced.  If you do not meet the guidelines for dismissal, or we believe…

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Domestic Violence in South Carolina: Charges & Penalties

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Being charged with domestic violence is a serious offense, and it can have long-lasting effects on not only your relationship but your personal rights. Many times, domestic violence charges can have an impact in family law, and family court, so it is very important that your criminal charges are handled with the utmost care.  In…

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Owning a Gun in South Carolina: What You Need to Know

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South Carolina is not an open-carry state, meaning it is a crime to walk around and openly carry a gun or firearm. In May 2021, South Carolina’s governor signed into law legislation that will allow a concealed weapons permit holder to carry their firearm openly while in public. The Open Carry with Training Act will…

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Understanding Simple Possession of Marijuana in South Carolina

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While states across the country have passed legislation to legalize marijuana, South Carolina has not. Marijuana is still a crime punishable by fines and potential jail time.  The Legal Definition of Marijuana in South Carolina In South Carolina, marijuana has a lengthy legal definition. It is so much more than just the physical weed you…

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What happens if I receive a Failure to Appear?

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In Charlotte, missing your court date, even by accident, can have serious consequences. Failing to show up for DWI, felony drug, or domestic violence charges can result in an Order for Arrest being issued. Failing to show up to your court date for a traffic citation can result in the suspension of your driver’s license.…

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