Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in SC

In South Carolina, you can be charged with driving under the influence of prescribed or over-the counter drugs or medication in addition to driving while under the influence of illicit drugs. States are under pressure to tighten laws for convicting DUIDs and set clear legal definitions. For now, DUID lawyers may have more opportunities for reducing and expunging driving under the influence of drug charges. Note: A DUID that involved illicit drugs may have other criminal drug charges attached. The penalties for a conviction of driving under … [Read more...]

South Carolina Sentencing Reform in The Works

According to WIS, a bill designed to reduce the number of people going to jail in South Carolina for minor offenses and let more people out on parole received key approval last week. The bill has been approved by the Senate and is expected to save taxpayers money and provide for improved oversight and training for nonviolent offenders. Proponents of the bill feel it will ensure there's prison space for high-risk, violent criminals, and that they'll serve longer prison terms. According to a report generted this past February, nearly … [Read more...]