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Can You Get a DUI for Drugs? Here’s All You Need to Know

When you receive a DUI for drugs in South Carolina, it may result in administrative penalties by the Department of Motor Vehicles including suspension of your driver’s license. Do not assume that having a prescription medication in your system will clear you of wrongdoing. Regardless of its necessity for your health, if your driving is…
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What to Do If You’re Charged for Possession With Intent to Distribute

In 2018, over 1.6 million people were arrested for drug law violations. Of those arrests, 1.4 million of them were for drug possession. If you are facing charges of possession with intent to distribute, you’ll want to retain an attorney as soon as possible to protect yourself. Read on to learn more about how you…
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FAFSA with a Felony: Are you still eligible?

Do you have a misdemeanor or felony on your criminal record? Are you worried that your legal issues will ruin your FAFSA eligibility? Consequences of a criminal conviction can have a major impact on juveniles and college students. In some cases, they can strip you of any potential financial aid. These consequences differ based on…
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Do you know what happens if you get caught with a fake ID?

If you’re a college student under the legal drinking age, a fake ID might not seem like a big deal, or you may consider it a necessity for a fun night out. Alcohol is everywhere on college campuses. In fact, nearly two-thirds of college students have used a fake ID in the past to purchase…
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The Different Drug Classes and Drug Possession Penalties

Almost 1,600,000 people were arrested for drug violations in the U.S. in 2016. More than 84% of the arrests were for possession of a controlled substance. Were you charged with possession of a controlled substance in South Carolina? Drug possession penalties vary depending on the drug classification. Read on to learn more about drug classifications…
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5 Ways Getting a DUI Can Ruin Your Career

Unfortunately, getting a DUI is a problem many people have to deal with; every year, police arrest around 1.4 million people in the United States for driving under the influence. A charge of DUI means you are behind the wheel with more than the legal blood alcohol level, or you have drugs in your system.…
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