Should I Refuse A Sobriety Test?
The answer depends on the circumstances of the case and your driving record. If you’re uncertain, call your DUI attorney. According to state law, if an individual test at a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more, you could possibly be charged with a DUI and your driver’s license may be suspended. You may also face specific penalties, including mandatory fines, license suspension, and rises in your auto insurance rates. If you refuse the test, however, you may still have your license suspended for up to six months.
What is the maximum blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) allowed for South Carolina drivers?
In the State of South Carolina if your BAC is 0.08 or higher you are driving illegally. Nevertheless, there is a grey zone; if your BAC is between 0.06 and 0.07 , an officer may still consider you impaired. If your BAC is under 0.05, an individual most likely will not be charged with DUI. But, if you were operating a commercial vehicle with a CDL, the BAC is 0.04. Also, someone under 21 years of age may not operate a vehicle with any alcohol in their blood.
Can I get a DUI for substances other than alcohol?
In the state of South Carolina, drivers can indeed be charged with a DUI for any substance that impairs your ability to operate a motor vehicle. A DUI offense of any kind can carry heavy consequences.
Did the officer who pulled you over conduct your sobriety tests legally?
If an officer improperly subjected you to tests, pulled you over without just cause, neglected to read you your Miranda rights, violated your Constitutionally protected rights, you may be able to get the charges dropped or reduced or even win at Trial.