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A local attorney said lawyers in cities that attract spring break tourists can see as much as a 25% increase in business during spring break.

Local attorney David Aylor said Myrtle Beach and Florida are the bigger spring break attractions than the Lowcountry but Charleston's hospitable charm can be deceptive legal traps for vacationers during any time of the year.

"Definitely see a large increase because of people coming from out of town, they're not familiar with certain laws. For instance, open container laws, Charleston is a very hospitable type of environment so people go to different restaurants or bars downtown, don't realize you cant leave with that container especially leave with it open and then that causes a lot of problems," Aylor said.

The problems don't stop at open containers. Last week the Charleston County Sheriff said they're working to bring down the number of fatalities caused by driving under the influence. 26 people died last year in alcohol related collisions.

"Some of these were made in the middle of the day so it's not exactly like most people envision," Sheriff Al Cannon said.

"Events start around lunchtime, people go there and start drinking and then that can lead to things later in the afternoon as opposed to during the winter time when you don't have a lot of people out in the middle of the day," Aylor said.

Statistics show these legal problems aren't limited to alcohol. Spring and summer months also have, on average, a larger number of crimes such as robberies and sexual assaults.

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