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Driving while Intexicated

ImageMany people today use text messaging over phone calls to communicate with one another. While texting can save you from small talk, awkward pauses in conversation and has the capability of getting straight to the point, texting can also cost you your life or the life of another. According to, in 2011, at least 23% of auto collisions involved cell phones. It is estimated that texting while driving makes an accident 23 more times likely! Due to the rising number of accidents resulting in part from texting and driving, many states have made it illegal to text and drive. Washington was the first state to pass a law banning texting and driving. Today, the majority of states have laws banning texting and driving.

Much of the media has put out the message that a text can wait and I can totally agree with that. Texting and driving is most common amongst young adults. Just recently, Socastee High School students took a pledge not to text and drive. You hear the stories and you may even witness an accident that resulted from texting and driving but can you imagine your child being the cause of the accident or the victim of the accident?

Texting is not the only distraction that a phone brings, many people surf the web while they are driving or post to their social media sites. The bottom line is, every driver owes a duty of care to act as a prudent careful driver. The law states you must use reasonable care in operating a motor vehicle. If you or your loved one was injured due to the carelessness of another driver, then contact Daniel Selwa today. Act quickly by contacting your local attorney so that the careless driver does not make the same mistake of texting and driving twice.

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Myrtle Beach DUI Lawyer

If you have been charged with a DUI in Myrtle Beach, you need a Myrtle Beach DUI attorney who knows DUI law as it applies to the state and county in which you were arrested.

Too often, people accused of driving under the influence simply plead guilty without knowing their rights. Being arrested for a DUI does not mean you are guilty of a DUI charge. That’s why it’s important to have a knowledgeable, experienced and skilled Myrtle Beach DUI attorney on your side. Your Myrtle Beach DUI attorney will ensure that you are aware of your rights and options in the legal process and he or she will fight in your corner.

Not every Myrtle Beach attorney is a DUI specialist, so make sure to choose your lawyer with care. An attorney that specializes in DUI law will be able to devote more personal attention to your case.

Each state has unique DUI laws and it is up to your DUI attorney to not just be familiar with these laws, but to know these laws backwards and forwards. Only the most experienced DUI attorney will get you the best results.

Attorneys who specialize in DUI cases can:

  • Determine whether the breathalyzer or alcohol test you took was faulty
  • Have access to specialists and medical doctors
  • Have access to former prosecutors
  • Have access to police officers whose advice and testimony could aid your case
  • Be well-established in the state or county in which you were arrested
  • Have a good working knowledge of the judges and prosecutors in the county

If you have been accused of a DUI, don’t hesitate and Don’t wait. Visit our website to schedule a free consultation today.

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