It is not uncommon for a sober motorist to exhibit many of the same clues police use to identify impaired drivers during a routine traffic stop. The procedures used in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests were developed in a lab omitting the fear of instant incarceration as a consequence of failure. The physiological response to being pulled over by police often activates the sympathetic nervous system triggering acute stress responses that mimic signs of impairment. If driving privileges are suspended for refusing to submit a breath sample for chemical testing or for registering a minimum alcohol concentration of .15 there are important filing deadlines that if missed will disqualify eligibility for the temporary restoration of driving privileges pending a contested case hearing in the South Carolina Administrative Law Court.
Attorney Travis Newton investigates police evidence for pending criminal charges. The discovery process protects defendants from trial by ambush while enforcing the right of criminal lawyers to investigate material and exculpatory evidence. The state of South Carolina has a continuing obligation to disclose all evidence in its possession to the defense including police interviews, search warrants, body cam video, dash cam video, incident reports, forensic lab reports, toxicology lab results, witness statements, and all other items of material and exculpatory evidence. Included in The State of South Carolina's continuing obligation to disclose exculpatory evidence is any information that could exonerate a defendant or potentially impeach the credibility of an unfavorable witness.
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Attorney Travis Newton helps clients recover monetary damages for work injuries, auto accidents, and other injuries due to the negligence of a third party. Punitive damages are available if the negligent party's conduct is particularly egregious or malicious. Injury victims should refrain from posting pictures or status updates on social media, as social media posts can be used to question the legitimacy of personal injury claims. There is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims don't wait to contact a Personal Injury Attorney Travis Newton