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Stricter DUI Laws in SC?

South Carolina ranks among the top of states for DUI related accidents. The number of DUIs in Myrtle Beach is particularly high which can be attributed to the tourist industry locally.

Emma Longstreet was killed last year on New Years Day in a drunk driving accident. Her parents are fighting today to get Emma’s law passed. The law would require a sobriety ignition test, if you blow above a .02, you won’t be able to start your car. The law also would include stricter penalties for repeat offenders. For more information on the tragic death of Emma Longstreet and Emma’s law, check out: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/21290061/emmas-law-would-install-ignition-interlock-device-in-dui-offenders-cars.

Most people I have met admit that they have driven drunk at one point in their lives. It doesn’t make you a bad person, it just means, you made a bad mistake. Fortunately, the law recognizes this and your punishment for a DUI can be mitigated with counsel. If you go up against the law by yourself, you may face the worst case scenario penalties. However, if you contact Daniel Selwa, the opposite may result. Contact Daniel Selwa today for a free consultation regarding your case.

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Proposal could boost Horry County’s DUI conviction rate – Top News – TheSunNews.com

This will never happen but I agree with the view…its not a loophole, its a training issue. If police officer’s do it right, there is nothing I can do for a person charged with DUI to get him or her out of it.  Police officers need more training on Driving Under the Influence arrests if they intend on making more convictions.

If you have been charged with DUI or DUAC, call Daniel A. Selwa, II, immediately.

Proposal could boost Horry County’s DUI conviction rate – Top News – TheSunNews.com.

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Driver License Problems? Here’s your solution.

SCDMV will hold the 2012 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week for drivers with certain license suspensions March 5-9, 2012 in all offices across the state. Services will also be available in six designated offices open on Saturday, March 10th. During Driver Suspension Eligibility Week, South Carolina drivers who have lost their licenses for suspensions included in the program may be able to reduce or clear the remaining time for their suspension. To learn more about the program, click here.

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Myrtle Beach Open Container Law

Elements Of The Offense:

1. That the accused did have in his possession any beer or wine in an open container in a moving vehicle of any kind while located upon the public highways or highway rights of way of this state, except in the trunk or luggage compartment.

Penalty:

Fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment for not more than 30 days.

Open Container charges are often charged along with other traffic offenses or alcohol crimes.  

Contact Us online for your free consultation to discuss your open container charge.  Daniel A. Selwa, II is ready to answer your questions.

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Myrtle Beach Car Wrecks Lawyer

MYRTLE BEACH CAR WRECK INJURY LAWYER

Conway Truck Accident Attorney

Car accidents happen every day across Myrtle Beach. But do you know what you need to do after being hurt in an myrtle beach car accident? The actions you take in the hours and days after your accident can be crucial for determining the compensation you receive for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

At the law firm of Daniel A. Selwa, II, Attorney At Law, L.L.C., I am committed to helping Myrtle Beach motor vehicle accident victims get the full compensation they deserve and nothing less. I am here to answer all of your questions and walk you through every aspect of the legal process, making sure you understand your rights at all times.

Have you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident? First, seek medical treatment. Then contact me for a free consultation. You can reach my office right now by calling 843-450-7566.

Fighting the Insurance Companies for the Compensation You Deserve

As you read this, the opposing insurance company is likely seeking any way possible to short you on what you deserve in order to protect its bottom line. The company does not have your best interests at heart; I do. I will fight for your rights every step of the way, pursuing a settlement or jury verdict that provides you with the financial resources you need now and in the future.

If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, there are many complex issues that could make or break your case; these issues make it important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible so a thorough investigation can take place.

Contact a Myrtle Beach Car Wreck Injury Attorney

You can rely on me for the personal service you deserve. I am available 24 hours a day for my clients and look forward to helping you reach a successful outcome in your case. Contact me today for a free consultation.

 

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Several provisions of South Carolina immigration law blocked.

Federal judge halts key parts of South Carolina immigrant law

By MEG KINNARD Associated Press

COLUMBIA — A federal judge on Thursday blocked several provisions of South Carolina’s tough new immigration law from taking effect New Year’s Day, including a requirement for law officers to check the immigration status of people they pull over if they suspect they are in the country illegally.

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel’s ruling also blocked sections making it a state crime not to carry immigration paperwork or for illegal immigrants to transport or house themselves.

“While the Court does not doubt the good faith of the South Carolina General Assembly in attempting to address the immigration issue, the Constitution of the United States and the (Immigration and Nationality Act) have placed the policy-making role regarding immigration in the hands of the national government,” the judge wrote. “It is clear to the Court that Congress did not intend to allow the state any further role beyond arresting persons allegedly harboring or transporting unlawfully present persons.”

The federal government sued South Carolina earlier this year over, challenging the constitutionality of the law set to take effect Jan. 1.

Both the federal government and civil rights groups including the American Civil Liberties Union wanted to block the measure on checking the status of suspects pulled over by police. The questioning must follow a stop or arrest for something else, and the measure bars officers from holding someone solely on that suspicion. Opponents said it would encourage racial profiling.

During a hearing in Charleston Monday, the judge repeatedly referred to the provision as the “traffic dragnet” and he wrote in his ruling that it would ultimately ensnare far more “low priority targets” than was necessary and end up complicating federal immigration enforcement efforts.

Earlier this week, Gergel also denied the state’s request that the law proceed as scheduled and that he suspend all court hearings on the case until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a challenge to Arizona’s similar law.

A spokesman for South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said other parts of the law would go into effect Jan. 1. State prosecutors have said the nation’s high court will likely rule in six months or less.

Gergel has said blocking the whole law would have knocked out sections that are clearly lawful, like a requirement that all businesses check their new hires’ legal status through a federal online system. Businesses that knowingly violate the law could have their operating licenses revoked.

In the 42-page ruling, Gergel cast doubt on the state’s contention that the new law was intended to help federal authorities control immigration issues.

Defendants contend that Act 69 is nothing more than an effort to cooperate with the federal government in the pursuit of the common goal of immigration enforcement,” Gergel wrote. “Since the State of South Carolina has now been sued by the national government over its adoption of Act 69, it begs the question of the meaning of the word ‘cooperate.'”

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Myrtle Beach Drug Charge Attorney

MYRTLE BEACH DRUG CHARGES LAWYER

 

Conway Drug Possession Attorney — Marijuana Possession Defense

Drug possession and other drug charges come with the possibility of harsh punishments if convicted, including jail time, prison time, fines and probation. You may also be disqualified from certain jobs and/or student programs offered, as well as possibly losing your driving privileges. If you are facing drug charges in Myrtle Beach or surrounding areas of South Carolina, it is critical to have an aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side.

At the law firm of Daniel A. Selwa, II, Attorney At Law, L.L.C., in Myrtle Beach, I am committed to helping my clients get a second chance. I understand that good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations. I will work diligently to protect your rights and minimize the impact these charges have on your rights and your reputation.

Not sure where to turn after your drug arrest? For a free consultation with me, call my office at 843-450-7566.

Skilled Defense Against Drug Charges

I defend clients against charges involving a variety of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine and illegally obtained prescription drugs. Whether you are facing charges of drug possession, drug trafficking or the possession of drug paraphernalia, it is important to realize that you face significant legal consequences.

Investigating the Legality of Your Arrest

In order to search your vehicle, including the glove box and trunk, police officers must have a valid search warrant. If proper procedures were not followed during your arrest, the evidence against you may not be permitted at trial.

Contact a Myrtle Beach Drug Charges Attorney

The most important thing to do after a drug arrest is to contact a lawyer. At this time, the police are not your friends and are not looking to do you any favors. To learn more about how I can help you fight back against drug charges, contact me today for a free consultation.

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