Anderson & Schuster Blog

Deputy Sheriff Driving Cruiser with 0.15 BAC not Charged with DUI

Posted by the Charleston, SC DUI Lawyers at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. A Deputy Sheriff with the Sumter County, SC Sheriff's Department, who resigned after he registered a blood alcohol content of 0.15 during a breathalyzer test the night officers found his vehicle parked in the middle of a South Carolina Highway, has not been charged with…read more →

Man Charged With DUI After Running Into A Barn At Bessinger’s BBQ

A Charleston man is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) after Charleston Police found his Ford pickup truck with significant damage to the front end.  Police say the man crashed into a barn located at Bessinger's BBQ on Savannah Highway.  Police report that the individual was wandering around the area and bleeding from the ear.  The suspect…read more →

South Carolina’s Pre-Trial Intervention Program (PTI)

If you have been arrested for a crime in South Carolina there are a few programs that may help you if you are a first time offender.  Part of what we do as Charleston criminal defense attorneys involves working with prosecutors to get first time offenders enrolled in these programs. Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) PTI is a diversionary program designed for…read more →

South Carolina’s Alcohol Education Program (AEP)

If you have been arrested for a crime in South Carolina there are a few programs that may help you if you are a first time offender.  Part of what we do as Charleston criminal defense attorneys involves working with prosecutors to get first time offenders enrolled in these programs. Alcohol Education Program (AEP) AEP is a diversionary program designed…read more →

South Carolina Probate Elective Share

Posted by the Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston Probate and Estate Attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. As Charleston probate and estate attorneys, we are sometimes asked if a person can disinherit their spouse in their Last Will and Testament. While you can disinherit everyone else, including your children, it is very difficult to do so to your spouse….read more →

Opening a Probate Estate and Choosing a Personal Representative

Posted by the Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston Estate and Probate Lawyers at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. To open an estate in Charleston and across South Carolina you must show the probate court some proof of death, usually a death certificate. Also, the original Will of the decedent should be filed with the Probate Court if a Will…read more →

South Carolina Estate and Probate FAQs

Our Charleston Probate and Estate Attorneys have provided answers to some of the most common estate and probate questions they are asked, and we encourage you to read them. Remember, each estate is different, so to get the most accurate information concerning the probate of an estate in Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester Counties, please give our probate attorneys a call…read more →

Where Should Probate be Opened?

Posted by the Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston, SC Probate Attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. The first step in opening probate for someone’s estate is to figure out just where to file. Each South Carolina County has a Probate Court, usually located at or near the county courthouse. For example, the Charleston County Probate Court is located…read more →

Lawsuit Claims Sorority Hazing Contributed To Fatal Crash in the Carolinas

Posted by the Charleston, SC Auto Accident Attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Bernadette Carter has filed a lawsuit against the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the local chapter at East Carolina University and members of the chapter following the death of her daughter.  Carter claims that the sorority's "Hell Week" contributed to the single-car accident that claimed…read more →

Effects of Underage Drinking and Drug-Related Tickets on Your LIFE Scholarship

Things have changed in South Carolina in recent years regarding the consequences of an underage drinking or drug-related citation on a LIFE Scholarship.  Under the previous version of the law, students with the LIFE Scholarship would be ineligible if they were found guilty or pled guilty to an alcohol or drug-related misdemeanor offense.  Currently, according to the South Carolina Code…read more →