In recent news, the Myrtle Beach police announced that they issued over 45 citations and made seven arrests at a checkpoint set up on 17 business near highway 15 in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday morning. Five cars were towed from the scene, and the citations ranged from insurance violations, to driving under suspension, and vehicle registration violations.
The Myrtle Beach and Horry County police have also been setting up additional checkpoints and roadblocks at night to conduct sobriety tests as well as other illegal activity in an attempt to enforce South Carolina’s DUI laws. Myrtle Beach lawyers have learned from the local police that an effort is being made across the state to crack on on drunk drivers as a result of the number of deaths associated with drinking and driving in the state last year.
The local police have also cracked down on other offenses related to drugs and alcohol by conducting checkpoints near popular nightclubs in the area. This has resulted in many arrests of tourists, students and locals for disorderly conduct, minors in possession of alcohol, resisting arrest, drug possession, simple assault and battery.
When charged with a crime, including a misdemeanor, it is important to consult with a Myrtle Beach lawyer or a criminal attorney in the area to discuss your options. By pleading guilty to one of these offenses, it could impact your future employment. Additionally, if you are student and you are convicted of a criminal offense, you could be expelled from school.
The Mace Firm has an office in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the attorneys in Myrtle Beach handle State and Federal criminal charges in Horry County, including North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Conway, Surfside Beach, as well as Charleston, Florence and Columbia.