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DUI Defense Attorneys in South Carolina

Criminal Defense For Those Charged With DUIs

Every day in South Carolina, drivers are arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Drunk driving is never condoned, but being arrested does not mean that you are guilty. Under South Carolina DUI law, an officer can initiate an arrest for drunk driving based only on suspicion of impairment.

South Carolina DUI Laws to Be Aware Of

South Carolina has stringent DUI laws that all residents and visitors should be aware of to ensure road safety and compliance with legal requirements. The most important of those being that the legal BAC limit for drivers is 0.08% for individuals aged 21 and older operating non-commercial vehicles.

South Carolina imposes enhanced penalties for drivers with higher BAC levels or repeat DUI offenses. For example, drivers with a BAC of 0.16% or higher may face harsher penalties, including longer license suspensions, higher fines, and potential jail time.

Are You Required to Comply With a Breathalyzer Test?

By obtaining a driver's license in South Carolina, individuals implicitly consent to submit to chemical tests (breath, blood, or urine) to determine BAC levels if suspected of DUI. Refusal to take these tests can result in immediate license suspension and other penalties.

What Happens After You Get A DUI In South Carolina?

There are both criminal and civil penalties associated with driving under the influence. A conviction on criminal charges could lead to large fines, jail, community service and mandatory substance abuse treatment. Your auto insurance could potentially be cancelled, which means that you will be required to get expensive, high-risk coverage.

Penalties will increase with additional DUI violations. Being found guilty of drunk driving in South Carolina also results in a criminal record, which could have a long-term impact on employment opportunities, renting a car, opening a credit account and traveling to some countries.

How Long Does A DUI Stay On Your Record in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, a DUI conviction can have long-lasting effects on your driving record and legal history. A DUI conviction in South Carolina remains on your driving record indefinitely. This means that the offense is permanently documented in your driving history, and it can be accessed by law enforcement, courts, and insurance companies.

In addition to your driving record, a DUI conviction results in a criminal record. This record can have broader implications beyond driving-related matters, potentially affecting housing applications, educational opportunities, and eligibility for certain government programs.

How A DUI Attorney Can Help

Attorney Joe Good is experienced in representing cases related to DUI criminal defense. He focuses on offering a complete drunk driving defense strategy. Joe Good has the dedication and resources to develop an aggressive and strategic defense for your case. He will use his knowledge of DUI law and the legal system to work toward getting you the best possible result.

There is no cost or obligation for the initial meeting. Time is important, so do not delay contacting Joseph C. Good III, P.A. today.

Contact Joe Good at (843) 412-1401 or fill out our contact form. We offer free consultations to discuss your rights and help you navigate the complexities of a legal matter.
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