It is unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle within the State of South Carolina while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, a
combination of alcohol and drugs, or substances that cause impairment to the extent that the person's faculties to drive a motor vehicle are materially and appreciably
impaired. A conviction for driving under the influence includes penalties from the State of South Carolina, The South
Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV), and can have a negative impact on professional and educational opportunities long after sentencing andDMV
penalties have expired. Now more than ever it is important to view legal advice coming from non-lawyers on the internet or social media with skepticism. Unreliable legal advice from non-lawyers can have a negative impact on a DUI case from both a procedural and substantive standpoint. A consultation with experienced
Greenville DUI Lawyer Travis Newton can provide answers that lead to informed decisions on how to proceed.
Greenville DUI Lawyer Travis Newton investigates state evidence for clients charged with driving under the influence.The discovery process protects the accused motorist from trial by ambush while enforcing the right of DUI
lawyers to investigate evidence gathered by the arresting officer including incident reports, forensic lab reports, toxicology lab results, DUI traffic stop videos, DUI breath test videos, breath
alcohol analysis test reports, standardized field sobriety tests, witness statements, and all other items of material and exculpatory evidence. Included in The State of South Carolina's
continuing obligation to disclose exculpatory evidence is any information that could exonerate a defendant or potentially impeach the credibility of an unfavorable witness.
Are Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Reliable?
It is not uncommon for a motorist whose faculties are not materially and appreciably impaired to exhibit the same clues police use
to identify impaired drivers. The physiological response to being pulled over by police often activates the sympathetic nervous system triggering acute stress responses that mimic signs of
impairment. The experiments used in the development of standardized field sobriety tests were performed in a lab omitting the fear of life-altering penalties as a consequence of failure. If
driving privileges are suspended for refusing to submit a breath, blood, or urine sample for chemical testing or for registering an alcohol concentration of .15 or higher there are important filing
deadlines that if missed will disqualify eligibility for the temporary restoration of driving privileges pending a contested case hearing in the South Carolina Administrative Law Court. To learn
more about the flawed science behind standardized field sobriety tests call Grenville DUI Attorney Travis Newton for a free consultation.
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Greenville DUI Attorney Travis Newton can answer your questions and review the facts of your case with a free initial consultation.
Travis Newton at the staff at Travis Newton Law P.A. keep clients well-informed of important legal deadlines, court appearances, and matters concerning the
South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. Travis Newton is Lead Counsel Verified by Thomson Reuters for DUI Defense since 2015 and is a founding member of the American Association of
Premier DUI Attorneys. Attorney Newton defends clients charged with driving under the influence in Greenville South Carolina including the City of Greenville Municipal Court, East Greenville
County Magistrate Court, West Greenville County Magistrate Court, North Greenville County Magistrate Court, Fairview Austin Summary Court, City of Simpsonville Municipal Court, City Mauldin Municipal
Court, and the Greenville County Court of General Sessions. There are important filing deadlines for challenging suspended driving privileges stemming from an alleged implied consent violation so do
not wait to contact a DUI Lawyer.
South Carolina Driving Privileges Suspended for Refusing Breathalyzer?
The contested case hearing must be initiated by the defendant and the challenge must be filed within 30 days of the arrest for driving under the influence.
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