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How Do You Get a Pardon in South Carolina?

If a person is convicted of a crime in South Carolina state court, then the pardon cannot come from the President. In many states, a pardon is granted by that state’s governor, though in South Carolina pardons are granted by the seven-member Board of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. To secure a pardon, two-thirds of…

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A Detailed Look at Trump’s Presidential Pardons

During his four years as president, Donald Trump has granted clemency to approximately 100 individuals, with a flurry of pardons going out at the end of the year as his presidency wraps up. A few days before Christmas, President Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of over 40 people, and is assumed to grant between…

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Can Medications Affect a Datamaster Breath Test?

If you are arrested for DUI in South Carolina, under most circumstances, you will be asked by the police to submit to a breath test. Breath test machines (South Carolina uses the Datamaster DMT) can give false positive results or overstate your blood alcohol content. This false result can help bolster the case for the…

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Can I Get a DUI On a Boat in South Carolina?

Summer is here, and many of us want to get our boats out on the water and have a good time. A large number of those boats on the water are going to have coolers onboard. In South Carolina, it is not against the law to drink an alcoholic beverage while you are operating a…

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How the Criminal Justice System Is Handling Covid-19

By now, everyone is familiar with Covid-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus that has made its way across the globe in record time. Unexplained deaths are being attributed to this notorious virus that’s taking lives of everyone from infants to the elderly with no discrimination or hesitation as to when or why. The entire…

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