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Horry County Jury Finds Gary Bennett Not Guilty of All Charges Stemming From 20-Year-Old Murder Case

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Horry County Jury Finds Gary Bennett Not Guilty of All Charges Stemming From 20-Year-Old Murder Case

Friday, November 20th, 2020

  Mere weeks ago, on October 29, 2020, over 20 years since being arrested for murdering a Horry County woman, Gary Bennett was released from prison and found not guilty of all charges. With Judge G. Thomas Cooper presiding from Camden, South Carolina, the verdict came from a Horry County jury based on arguments during Bennett’s retrial for his acquittal and exoneration. The decision was in response to unearthed witness perjury and false accusations, official misconduct, and lack of DNA … Read more

Can a DUI be Expunged in SC

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Can a DUI be Expunged in SC? You got a DUI. It was humiliating and expensive, but now all your fees and fines have been paid, you’ve finally gotten your license back, and you’re almost finished paying for SR-22 insurance. It’s all in the past, and you can get minor convictions expunged in South Carolina, right? No. Sorry, but a SC DUI conviction will always be on your record. Why Can’t I Get a DUI in SC Expunged from My … Read more

DUI and The Right to Counsel

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

What is the DUI Exception to the Constitution? Have you heard of the “DUI exception to the Constitution?” Most people have not, because it’s not really a thing. Except, it is in South Carolina. The law just doesn’t call it that nor will you find it in any written appellate opinion… If you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI in SC, you will not enjoy all the legal protections that are promised by the Bill of Rights. Politicians give … Read more

The Officer took my license

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

The Officer took my license Now What? Do you have to take a breathalyzer if a cop asks you to? No. In most cases, you shouldn’t. The machine is not as accurate as they would like you to believe – and – why give them evidence to use against you later? But, there are consequences when you either refuse or when you take the test and the result is .15 or higher. Under South Carolina’s “implied consent” law, when you … Read more

Consequences of a DUI

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The Unanticipated Consequences of a DUI Conviction in SC. DUIs are expensive. And I don’t just mean the attorney fees. A DUI conviction has many hidden costs that most people don’t consider – not just the financial costs, but the possibility of jail time, unanticipated effects on your license, your ability to work, the stress and embarrassment of multiple court appearances, and the effect on your family. What’s the point? No one should plead guilty to a DUI offense in … Read more

Emmas Law

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Emma’s Law – What Impact Has It Had on SC DUI Law? In 2014, South Carolina passed Emma’s Law, a comprehensive new SC driving under the influence (DUI) law that was our state’s latest effort to “get tough” on drunk drivers. What is Emma’s Law? And what impact has it had on DUIs in Myrtle Beach and Horry County? Has Emma’s Law decreased the number of drunk drivers in SC? Has it made the penalties for DUI convictions more severe? … Read more

Felony DUI

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Felony DUI: An Overview While any charge of driving under the influence is serious, a felony DUI charge is a matter that can carry particularly large consequences. From revocation of a driver’s license to potential jail time, such a charge can be extremely disruptive to one’s life. This article provides an overview of felony DUI, including what raises the charge to the level of a felony and what penalties accompany such a conviction. Felony DUI Defined In South Carolina, it … Read more

An Overview of the South Carolina Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

An Overview of the South Carolina Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) South Carolina law requires any individual who has been convicted of driving under the influence to complete an Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program in order to apply for reinstatement of a South Carolina driver’s license. What is the South Carolina Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program? More commonly known as ADSAP, the South Carolina Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program is a statewide substance abuse program … Read more

Traffic Offenses

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Myrtle Beach Traffic Offenses Myrtle Beach Conway Speeding Ticket Lawyers The Lovely Law firm handles all traffic offenses and violations in South Carolina. Whether you were cited by the Highway Patrol, Sheriff’s Department, City, or County Police, the Lovely Law Firm can represent you. From Speeding tickets to Reckless Driving violations, the attorneys can defend you. If you have received a ticket in Horry County, Georgetown County, or Marion County call the Lovely Law Firm Today. It is often possible … Read more

Out of State Speeding Ticket Drivers

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Out of State Speeding Ticket Myrtle Beach Speeding Ticket Lawyers Out of state speeding ticket Drivers from areas other than South Carolina tend to need the most help when it comes time to defend their traffic violation. North Carolina Drivers, as well as drivers from other parts of the country, visit the Myrtle Beach area in droves and several drivers leave the beach with a citation for Speeding. If you have been cited with a traffic ticket violation in South … Read more

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