Speed traps in and around Beaufort, South Carolina
Where am I likely to get a speeding ticket South Carolina?
Like any region, the area around Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island has its share of speeding hot spots. Drivers in this area should use caution, as it is likely that a police officer is waiting around the next corner.
Motorists traveling on I-95, just north of the Georgia border should take care, as the police departments of Hardeeville, Ridgeland and Yemassee are often found patrolling their respective stretches of I-95.
Yemassee Speeding Tickets
Driver's using a GPS will frequently exit I-95 and drive through the Town of Yemassee to get to Beaufort, Port Royal or Parris Island. Watch out, as the speeds vary frequently through Yemassee and police officers are on the lookout!
Hardeeville and Bluffton Speeding Tickets
Vacationers on their way to Hilton Head Island typically take Highway 278 from I-95. The first several miles of Highway 278 are in the town limits of Hardeeville, and they patrol that area heavily. The last several miles of Highway 278 before Hilton Head Island are within the Town of Bluffton. This stretch is patrolled by both Town of Bluffton Police and by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
Highway 17 Speeding Tickets
Drivers who chose to take Highway 17 through Beaufort County while heading to Charleston or Savannah should be cautious as well. The Department of Transportation recently constructed a new interchange at Highway 17 and Highway 21. Although construction is complete, the speed limit fluctuates between 60, 45 and 55 miles-per-hour with very little warning.
If you received a speeding ticket in any one of those hot spots and need to speak with an experienced lawyer who handles speeding tickets and other traffic violations in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Yemassee, Ridgeland, Hardeeville or throughout South Carolina's Lowcountry, contact the law office of Christopher J. Geier at 843-986-9449, or contact us by e-mail.
Beaufort County SC Drug Attorney
Simple Possession of Marijuana is one of the most common criminal charges in South Carolina. While attitudes regarding the use and possession of Marijuana are changing across the nation, a conviction for possession can have serious consequences in South Carolina. Unfortunately, most people do not realize this, and they decide against hiring a lawyer who handles these types of cases.
In South Carolina, a conviction for Simple Possession of Marijuana, can lead to: 1. the suspension of your driver's license (if your arrest was prior to April 12, 2011); 2. disqualification for certain jobs, scholarships or government programs; 3. a criminal record; and 4. increased punishments if you are convicted of another drug offense in the future. Fortunately, the law in South Carolina was recently changed, so a drug possession arrest after April 12, 2011 will no longer result in a license suspension in South Carolina. However, if you are not licensed in South Carolina, whether or not a Simple Possession of Marijuana charge will result in a suspension will depend on the laws and policies of your home state.
The stakes are too high to go it alone. Call attorney Christopher J. Geier and arrange a free consultation to discuss your rights. There may be hope in your case and we are committed to reaching the most favorable result for our clients.
If you have been charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Ridgeland, Hardeeville, Yemassee, Jasper County, SC or the surrounding areas of the Lowcountry, please e-mail us or call 843-986-9449, to schedule a free consultation today.
A South Carolina Advocate for Out of State Drivers
Many people who contact our office for help with a traffic violation are out-of-state residents who were stopped by an officer while visiting South Carolina. Christopher J. Geier has extensive experience advocating on behalf of out-of-state clients charged with speeding tickets an other traffic violations.
South Carolina's Point System Does Not Apply to You
Like most states, South Carolina's DMV assigns points to your license for various traffic offenses. However, if you are licensed in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New York or any state other than South Carolina, South Carolina's point system does not apply to you.
Instead, it is likely that your South Carolina traffic offense will be reported to your home state upon conviction. Once your DMV gets the report of the conviction, it may assign points based on its system, not South Carolina's. Many police officers, however, will tell you at the scene the number of points the offense carries in South Carolina if you just pay the ticket. Unfortunately, the officer probably has no idea how the offense will effect you in your home state.
Do Not Gamble With Your Driving Privileges
If you were issued a ticket for speeding or any other traffic violation in South Carolina, call an experienced traffic lawyer and weigh your options. As a former prosecutor and experienced defense lawyer, Christopher J. Geier will provide you with a vigorous defense to minimize the effect of your speeding ticket or other traffic offense.
In most cases, you will not need to return to South Carolina for your court appearance. Instead, let local attorney Christopher J. Geier appear on your behalf and work to get your the best possible outcome.
We have a proven record of success in negating or reducing the points for our out-of-state clients in Magistrate and Municipal courts throughout Southeastern South Carolina.
Christopher J. Geier handles traffic violations and more serious traffic offenses like DUI in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Yemassee, Ridgeland, Hardeeville and in the various Speeding Hot Spots in our area. Contact our office at 843-986-9449, or contact us by e-mail.
Suspensions Following a DUI Arrest in South Carolina
If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence in South Carolina and you refused to submit to a breath test or if you blew a .15 or greater, your driving privileges are immediately suspended by South Carolina's DMV. This is true even if you are licensed in another state.
If you find yourself in this position, you must take immediate action!
You should have received a notice of suspension after your arrest. Look carefully at this form, as the front and back sides contain the information you need to request a hearing to contest this initial suspension. Unfortunately, you have only 30 days to request a hearing for the DMV suspension and if you wait too long, you may waive your right to contest this suspension and it will appear on your driving record, even if you are found not guilty by the criminal court.
Further, if you choose not to fight this suspension and simply wait it out, you may be required to enroll in Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) classes before your full privileges can be restored.
It is vital that you request a DMV hearing immediately and contact a lawyer who is experienced in handling DUI cases and contesting these DMV suspensions.
If your license has been suspended following a DUI charge in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Hardeeville, Ridgeland or Yemassee, South Carolina, we can help. Contact the law office of Christopher J. Geier at 843-986-9449, or contact us by e-mail.