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What Does “Pleading the 5th” Actually Mean? Here’s What You Should Know

The United States Constitution provides a safeguard against self-incrimination. This is denoted by the 5th Amendment, which is the right against self-incrimination. The phrase ‘I plead the 5th’; is a famous phrase used in courtrooms or by accused persons while in custody to avoid self- incrimination. However, as with other Constitutional Rights, it is subject …

Arrested for Boating Under the Influence (BUI) in South Carolina?

Boating is a popular pastime in South Carolina and for some, an afternoon of boating may involve the consumption of alcohol. However, South Carolina prohibits boaters from operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol. If your boating excursion involves an arrest for boating under the influence (BUI)(S.C. Code §50-21-112., (1976)), you may be …