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The penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) in South Carolina are severe. Even a first offense can result in jail time, the suspension of your driver’s license, can never be expunged from your record and will require additional insurance. A criminal conviction can also have lasting implications for your life and your family. If you or a family member has been arrested for DUI, you should take the charges very seriously and it is important to have an experienced attorney thoroughly examine the charges against you, including investigating the following:
- The legality of the stop
- Whether a field sobriety test was properly administered
- Whether the breathalyzer machine was properly maintained and calibrated
- Whether blood or urine tests are accurate and reliable
Look for a seasoned criminal defense attorney who has handled a wide range of DUI charges and knows how to negotiate with prosecutors and law enforcement especially regarding a DUI arrest or ticket. Someone who has been successful in getting erroneous charges dismissed, negotiating for a lessor or reduced charge or avoiding jail through community service or monetary penalty.
You may also ask about related matters, such as the following:
- Fighting vehicle forfeitures
- Having driving privileges reinstated
- Fighting license revocations
- Restoring driver’s licenses, including referral to the required Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)
South Carolina DUI law is very specific and has many collateral consequences you may not fully consider. Good DUI attorneys ensure clients understand the system and the consequences of the options available if you are facing charges. They do everything possible to avoid you having this charge on your permanent record. Lawyers featured on theis site represent clients accused of DUI and DUAC in the following locations: