Legislation

DUI ignition interlock bill passes SC House

DUI ignition interlock bill passes SC House

“Emmas Law” passed the House yesterday with a unanimous vote, and is expected to pass the Senate as well.¬† The...

DUI – reasonable efforts to maintain video equipment

DUI – reasonable efforts to maintain video equipment

In City of Greer v. Humble, decided March 27, 2013, the S.C. Court of Appeals upheld a municipal court’s dismissal...

Can I be charged with Driving Under Suspension if I never had a driver’s license?

Can I be charged with Driving Under Suspension if I never had a driver’s license?

In South Carolina, you can’t be convicted of driving under suspension if you never had a license in the first...

Amendments to S.C. Concealed Carry Law

Amendments to S.C. Concealed Carry Law

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the governor signed S.308, the Concealed Carry Reform Bill, which modifies our concealed carry statute to...

State v. Dykes – lifetime GPS monitoring is still unconstitutional

State v. Dykes – lifetime GPS monitoring is still unconstitutional

In State v. Dykes, decided May 22, 2013, the S.C. Supreme Court revisited it’s May 9 opinion, muddying the waters...

Another Administrative Order that won’t be followed

Another Administrative Order that won’t be followed

On Monday, May 15, 2013, Chief Justice Toal issued a “365 Day Benchmark” Administrative Order, ordering that eighty percent of...

UDCMO – motion hearings and other pre-trial matters

UDCMO – motion hearings and other pre-trial matters

The Uniform Differentiated Case Management Order, discussed here, here, and here, has one more glaring omission – there is no...

UDCMO – questions, concerns, complaints

UDCMO – questions, concerns, complaints

The Uniform Differentiated Case Management Order, following the S.C. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Langford, leaves a lot of questions...

Uniform Differentiated Case Management Order

Uniform Differentiated Case Management Order

Following the release of State v. Langford, the S.C. Supreme Court published a new administrative order, effective February 4, 2013,...

DUS – type of notice required

DUS – type of notice required

There are basically three elements to driving under suspension that must be proven – 1) the person was driving; 2)...