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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False Pretenses in South Carolina

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South Carolina law treats wrongfully gaining property from another person, or theft, as a criminal offense. Theft can happen in a number of ways, including fraud or larceny. Similar to both these crimes is the theft crime of “false pretenses,” which is sometimes described as a combination of fraud and larceny because it involves both…

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An Overview of South Carolina Gun Laws

South Carolina Gun Laws

Knowing your local gun laws is an important part of being a responsible gun owner, but gun laws in the U.S. can be complicated and hard to keep up with because they are ever-changing and vary from state to state. If you’re in South Carolina, knowing the requirements to purchase or carry a gun in…

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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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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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