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Understanding the Parole System in South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services was created in 1941. The goal of the department is to help protect the community while also helping offenders of criminal offenses move forward with their lives. The mission of the department is: “To prepare offenders under our supervision toward becoming productive members of the…

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An Announcement and Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

At The Law Offices of A. Randolph Hough, P.A., we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic here in South Carolina and across the country. The nation is facing a crisis, with new information coming in every minute, and it can be difficult to keep up. Things are tough for everyone, and we wanted to ensure…

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Gun Ranges Are Legally Protected in South Carolina

Ten people have filed a lawsuit in Lexington County state court against the owners of the Pantaeo Sportsman’s Club. The club is a 76-acre outdoor collection of shooting ranges for guns of all sizes and types. The lawsuit alleges “rogue bullets” are flying into the plaintiff’s personal properties like a “warzone.” The plaintiffs are asking…

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Know Your Rights When Stopped By Police

Just about everyone has experienced that sinking feeling when they see those familiar blue lights in their rearview mirror and hear the siren signaling them to pull over. Whether you’ve gone a little over the speed limit, or have no idea why law enforcement is stopping you, you’re likely feeling stress and anxiety. It’s crucial…

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Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in South Carolina?

My practice sees hundreds of clients each year facing DUI charges. For some, these arrests come as a result of being stopped at a DUI checkpoint. Unfortunately, I’ve found that many people are unaware of their constitutional and legal rights at a checkpoint, which can lead to unfair arrests. The short answer to whether or…

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Are Eyewitness Accounts Reliable?

We’ve all seen that dramatic scene in our favorite television show or movie when a key eyewitness stands up in court and names the guilty party, and everything is wrapped up nicely as the end credits begin to roll. However, the truth is, it rarely works like that in real life, and often someone’s memory…

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Some Facts about Breath Testing in South Carolina

If you’re pulled over or arrested for suspicion of drunk driving, you may be asked to submit to a breath test, after you are arrested, the Datamaster test is administered at an authorized site after your arrest. The DataMaster DMT is the breath testing machine used in the state of South Carolina, which uses a…

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