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If you, or someone you know, is facing a DUI charge time is of the essence. The sooner you can obtain legal representation, the sooner you can protect your rights and build an effective defense. Acting quickly is very imperative. There is only a limited amount of time to try and save your driver's license, so you need to have legal counsel before your first court appearance.
In South Carolina a DUI charge imposes pre-conviction penalties for those who are found driving with a Blood Alcohol Level above .08 percent. These individuals will have their license suspended for 30 days regardless of the outcome of their criminal trial. Under South Carolina law, the criminal penalties can include significant fines, jail time, and even more. Chances are that your auto insurance policy will be cancelled or you will be required to obtain high risk coverage, which is very expensive.
A critical factor in determining what penalties might be sought and imposed are very dependent on the blood alcohol content at the time of arrest. A high blood alcohol content will trigger the more severe penalties being sought. If you have any prior DUI violations in South Carolina, or causing an accident with injury, can also lead to the prosecution seeking harsher penalties.
There are times that people do make mistakes, but what about those times when all they’ve done is engaged in responsible social drinking? Even then people have been charged with Driving under the influence simply on a “suspicion of impairment,” rather than actual evidence. Simply because you’re arrested does not mean you’re guilty.
If you are convicted for drunk driving in South Carolina, besides the heavy fines and possible jail time, it would also mean having a criminal record. A criminal record could result in the loss of your existing job, difficulties in finding future employment and restrictions on opening a credit account or even renting a car. You may even be required to seek court ordered treatment, and educational scholarships could be in jeopardy.
As you can see, a driving under the influence conviction can have devastating lifelong negative consequences. These long-term consequences of a DUI in South Carolina are the reasons you need to seek professional legal help without delay. If you, or someone you know, have been charged with DUI/DUAC you need to protect your future, and contact us today. You can call us at (864)-261-3977. You may also use our on-line inquiry page to start the process.
Many times, motorists are unfairly charged with driving under the influence. This is something you should never go alone. Being represented by a skilled DUI lawyer will protect your rights, and work to insure you will not be convicted of a crime you did not commit. You have rights, be certain they are upheld by calling us today at (864)-261-3977, or use our on-line inquiry page. Don't let a DUI ruin your life.