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Handling Traffic Cases In South Carolina, 5th Edition
Handling Traffic Cases In South Carolina, 5th Edition Quantity in Basket: None
Code: 662
Price: $115.00

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Ronnie M. Cole, Esquire
James B. Huff, Esquire
Candice K. Lapham

Edited By
Tyler B. Brown
Jacque Littleton

Contributing Authors
Barry Barnette
Spurgeon Cole, Ph.D.
Wendy C. Bell, Ph.D.
SLED Implied Consent Department
Frank L. (Val) Valenta, Jr.

With more than 930 pages, Handling Traffic Cases in South Carolina, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive resource that has been fully updated and revised since publication of the Fourth Edition in 2006. Highlights for the Fifth Edition include: inclusion of S.C. Code Annotated Section 56-5-2930 (effective February 2009); inclusion of South Carolina DUI/DUAC penalty chart and the DMV matrix for driver’s license suspension; the addition of SLED regulations on videotaping at breath-test sites; DUI video checklist; a sample MAIT report; an added chapter on DRE Courses and, inclusion of new articles addressing sleep driving, the rules of procedure for the Office of Motor Vehicle Hearings, coercion in field sobriety testing cases in light of Sponar and Shaw, and a review and critique of three SFST studies. Also included in this important book is a wealth of practical information and advice including sample pleadings, direct and cross-examination questions, jury charges, as well as SLED forms and policies, case and statutory analysis, and statutory changes. Also new for the Fifth Edition is the entire text of the book included on an accompanying CD.

This book is South Carolina’s most complete reference for issues that that can arise in the prosecution and defense of a traffic related case in Magistrate’s or General Sessions Court.

Summary of Contents:
Chapter 1: Ethical Considerations in Handling Traffic Cases
Chapter 2: The Judge
Chapter 3: Discovery
Chapter 4: South Carolina Rules of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 5: South Carolina Rules of Evidence
Chapter 6: Should the Case Go to Trial?
Chapter 7: DUI and General Traffic Voir Dire
Chapter 8: Jury Charges
Chapter 9: Driving Under the Influence (Elements of the Crime and Penalties)
Chapter 10: Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration
Chapter 11: DUI Case Law
Chapter 12: Driving Under Suspension
Chapter 13: Failure to Stop for Blue Light
Chapter 14: Probable Cause
Chapter 15: Roadblocks/License Checkpoints
Chapter 16: Enhancement and Collateral Attack
Chapter 17: Independent and Adequate State Grounds Doctrine
Chapter 18: Prosecution Checklist for DUI Cases
Chapter 19: The Arresting Officer
Chapter 20: The Defendant’s Case – DUI
Chapter 21: Defense Witnesses
Chapter 22: Flying and Boating Under the Influence
Chapter 23: Scientific Aspects of Infrared Breath-Testing
Chapter 24: DataMaster
Chapter 25: Underage (21) License Suspensions
Chapter 26: Toxicology of Alcohol
Chapter 27: Blood Tests (Legal Ethanol Determination in Body Fluids)
Chapter 28: Drug Testing in Urine
Chapter 29: Administrative Problems in the DUI Case
Chapter 30: Interstate License Problems
Chapter 31: South Carolina Traffic Offenses and Other Statutory Violations Which May Result in Suspension or Revocation of Driving Privileges
Chapter 32: Handling Habitual Offenders and Permanent Revocations
Chapter 33: Insurance Problems
Chapter 34: Video Recording, Section 56-5-2953
Chapter 35: Field Sobriety Tests
Chapter 36: Confiscation and Forfeiture of Vehicles
Chapter 37: Felony DUI
Chapter 38: Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless Homicide
Chapter 39: Accident Reconstruction
Chapter 40: Expungement of Driving Under the Influence Records
Chapter 41: Radar Defense
Chapter 42: DRE Course

Appendix A:
Motion for Speedy Trial
Motion to Elect
Motion to Quash
Motion to Produce Exculpatory Evidence
Motion to Stipulate Jurisdiction
Motion for Change of Venue
Motion to Suppress or Redact Video Tape
Motion to Produce

Appendix B:
Jury Trial Requested
Preliminary Hearing Requested

Appendix C:
Suggested Reading Material and Internet Sites

Table of Cases

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