Posts Tagged ‘Charleston DUI attorney’

July 12th, 2013 | by jim-courtney-administrator

Most people in South Carolina don’t know that police have to video field sobriety tests and the breath test, except in certain limited circumstances. This is to protect citizens from officers who might not recall the results of such tests accurately or might use incorrect procedures during the tests. A recently decided Court of Appeals […]

April 19th, 2013 | by jim-courtney-administrator

Those of us who handle DUI cases watched this case (Missouri v. McNeely) closely for the potential effects on how DUI cases are investigated. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in an opinion written by Justice Sotomayor, has ruled in this case on the need for a warrant when the officer wishes to […]

April 4th, 2013 | by jim-courtney-administrator

Many people in South Carolina are unaware of a specific law here which requires that all DUI arrests be videotaped. According to § 56-5-2953(B) “Failure by the arresting officer to produce the video recording required by the section is not alone a ground for dismissal of any charge made pursuant to Section 56-5-2930, 56-5-2933, or […]