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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Possession of Controlled Substances in South Carolina

Possession of Controlled Substances in South Carolina

We previously discussed South Carolina’s definition of simple possession of marijuana and the penalties and consequences of that type of charge.  Possession of other controlled substances – like cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin – carry their own charges, penalties, and consequences.  Cocaine Possession Under South Carolina law, it is unlawful to knowingly or intentionally possess a…

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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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Everything You Need to Know About DUI in South Carolina

DUI in South Carolina

In South Carolina, a DUI (driving under the influence) is defined as driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more or driving while under the influence of any drug, intoxicant, or alcohol. If a driver’s faculties to drive a vehicle are materially impaired, that driver is considered “under the influence” of a…

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After the Accident: Personal Injury Compensation in South Carolina

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In South Carolina, injury due to the fault or negligent actions of someone else could entitle you to personal injury compensation. It is crucial for your claim that you follow the steps listed below. Doing so may ensure that you get the maximum personal injury compensation available to you. Seek Medical Attention & Follow Your…

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What you need to know about Driver’s License Points in South Carolina

Driver's License Points

When clients call us about traffic-related issues – like speeding tickets – their first questions are usually:  How many points will the ticket add to my license? Can I avoid getting points on my license? How long do the points stay on my license? What are license points? In South Carolina, points are the consequences…

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Driving Under Suspension in South Carolina

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Driving under suspension (DUS) is a serious traffic offense and never should be taken lightly. It can have a significant consequence to not only your driving privileges but also could result in the loss of your freedom. If you receive a driving under suspension citation, you should consult a South Carolina traffic attorney as soon…

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I was recently in a car accident and the insurance company is calling, offering to pay me money. Should I still contact an attorney?

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Yes, you should contact an attorney even if the other driver’s insurance company is offering to pay you money. Even though the individual who caused the accident is responsible for your damages, his or her insurance company has no legal obligation to treat you fairly or in good faith. The primary goal of an insurance…

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