If you have been incarcerated for a 1st DUI in the state of South Carolina, you must understand your rights and defend yourself. From the second you were first jailed, specific deadlines and events were put in place – you may only have a certain amount of time from the date of your incarceration to save your driver’s license, you may have to attend a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearing to protect driving privileges, and a criminal court trial will be set. Although you're most likely feeling frustrated and worried, you may want to shift thoughts of incarceration out of your mind and begin to focus on saving your license. It is essential that you take the proper steps, defend your legal rights, and fight the charges you're facing. We can help.

Understanding Your DUI Charges

 


If you have been caught and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). A DUI charge may have serious consequences, but having an experienced DUI attorney can better assist in helping get some of those charges dropped or reduced, or may even be capable of negotiating to get you lesser penalties depending on your charges and your past records.

 

Did you know you don't have to be driving a car to be charged with DUI?

To be charged with a DUI does not always mean driving under the influence in a car or a truck. You can also get a DUI while driving other vehicles such as four-wheelers, golf carts, or even bicycles.
If you or loved ones have had numerous drunk driving incidents, it's also possible you'll lose your vehicle. In some rare incidents, you can even lose your vehicle. Other possible consequences are:

  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • Probation
  • Ignition Interlock Divice

Did you know that a person can still get a DUI if you’re pulled over for some reason besides erratic driving? As long as a person's BAC is 0.08 percent or higher, they can be charged, even if their driving was not affected.
If you don't hire a criminal defense attorney to help with your case, you could be facing serious repercussions. 

 

It could result in:

  • A prolonged jail sentence
  • Higher court fees
  • Serious charges
  • A permanent criminal record

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