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Should a lawyer charge you more for a 2nd or 3rd offense DUI?

Many times people who meet with us regarding their DUI 2 nd offense or 3 rd offense share with us that other lawyers have quoted them much higher fees becomes of their prior record. Should lawyers ...
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If you blew a high BAC are you automatically guilty of DUI?

Some people think that their DUI case is hopeless, and that nothing anyone can do will make a difference. They think that if they feel like they are guilty, that they should just give up on themselves ...
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Presentation for Magistrate Judges

On April 15, 2016, Attorney James Snell spoke to a group of approximately eighty Magistrate Court judges on the topic of DUI law. The event was the Magistrates Advisory Council Intensive Training ...
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Do you have to get an ignition interlock device for a first time South Carolina DUI?

Under Emma's Law some people convicted of a first time DUI in South Carolina may have to have an ignition interlock installed. This however is only for those who cooperated with the police breath ...
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Convicted of DUI or DUAC? Better turn in your license.

Did you know that it is against the law for someone to possess their driver's license after they have been convicted of DUI or DUAC? And by license I mean the physical card people carry in their ...
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James R. Snell, Jr. Presents to Members of Lexington County Bar Association

On October 16, 2014, attorney James R. Snell, Jr., presented during a continuing legal education program to the members of the Lexington County Bar Association. Mr. Snell's presentation was ...
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Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC Acquires DataMaster Machine

The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, has recently acquired a DataMaster breath testing machine. This is the machine used by law enforcement agencies throughout South Carolina to measure alcohol ...
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More BUI Arrests Expected in South Carolina for 2014

Boating under the influence, or BUI, is becoming more and more a common charge. Each week people will be arrested on Lake Murray and other South Carolina waters, and charged with operating their boat ...
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Facing DUI Charges for Sleep Driving?

When people hear the phrase "intoxicated driver," they tend to picture someone who got drunk or high and then got behind the wheel. They don't usually think of someone who is simply a ...
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Can You Drive after Being Arrested for DUI in South Carolina?

There is no general prohibition against driving immediately after being arrested for DUI. The only restriction would be if you refused a breathalyzer, or tested greater than a 0.15 blood alcohol ...
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How Long Does a DUI Stay on My South Carolina Record?

There are two components to a South Carolina DUI conviction; the first is criminal and the second is administrative. The criminal conviction that goes on your rap sheet will be there for life. There ...
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How Many Drinks Can You Have and Still Legally Drive?

There is no definite answer to the question, "How many drinks you can you have and still legally drive in South Carolina?" This is because the answer is unique to each individual and each ...
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Breaking Down the Walk and Turn

The walk and turn test is one of three standardized field sobriety tests police officers in South Carolina are trained in as part of a program devised by the National Highway Traffic and Safety ...
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What Is the Difference Between DUI and DUAC?

In the state of South Carolina, it is illegal to drive while impaired by the effects of alcohol or drugs. While the official legal limit is upheld at.08%, you could still be arrested and charged with ...
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Should I Accept a Plea Bargain After a DUI Arrest?

If you were recently arrested for drunk driving in South Carolina, you may be wondering what steps you can take to maximize your chances of a successful outcome. While accepting a plea bargain is one ...
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Penalties for Driving Under Suspension in Lexington, SC

In the state of South Carolina, your driver's license could be suspended for a number of different reasons. These include accumulating 12 or more points on your driving record, driving without ...
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Understanding the Habitual Offender Laws in South Carolina

If you have received notice that you have been classified as a habitual offender in South Carolina, it is imperative that you discuss your case with a Lexington criminal lawyer from the Law Office of ...
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Doesn't a Scheduled DUI Checkpoint Violate My Rights?

Although law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have utilized sobriety checkpoints for a number of years, many believe that this method of catching drunk drivers has authorized a ...
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When an Officer Gives a Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus What are They Looking For?

The horizontal gaze nystagmus, or HGN, is one of three standard field sobriety tests promulgated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The other two standard tests are the walk and ...
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Attorney Snell Participates in DUI Detection Training

As a Lexington criminal attorney, James Snell is continually looking for ways to better defend his clients. For this reason, the firm is proud to announce that he recently participated in a two-day ...
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How Lexington County Handles DUI Cases

Lexington County has for years had more than its share of serious DUI related accidents and fatalities. This is due to a combination of factors including unforgiving roads, long distances from bars to ...
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Scheduling a DMV Hearing after a DUI Arrest in South Carolina

If you have recently been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Lexington, South Carolina, you may have been issued a "Notice of Suspension" at the time of your arrest. This ...
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Memorial Day - Start of BUI Season on Lake Murray

With Memorial Day weekend now behind us, we are officially underway with what law enforcement refers to as the "100 deadliest days of summer." This begins a big push accross the state to ...
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South Carolina ABC Violation Tickets

This article discusses South Carolina's ABC Violation Tickets otherwise known as open container of liquor. South Carolina actually has two open container laws - one for beer and wine and the other ...
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SC BUI Defense - Who was operating the boat?

In order to be convicted of boating under the influence in South Carolina two things must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in Court. First - the State must prove that the defendant was in operation ...
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