If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving With Unlawful Alcohol Concentration (DUAC), it is imperative that you retain a South Carolina DUI attorney immediately. A DUI/DUAC conviction can have a detrimental impact on your life, amongst other things, affecting your current or future job applications, insurance premiums, college and graduate school admissions and child custody arrangements.
South Carolina DUI Conviction Penalties
In addition to the secondary effects of a DUI conviction mentioned above, the South Carolina General Assembly has made it clear that drinking and driving is a very serious crime by enacting harsh penalties. These penalties include:
Suspension of your drivers’ licenses
Drivers’ licenses reinstatement fees
Ignition interlock device requirements (IID)
Alcohol and drug safety classes.
More specifically, here are a few examples of criminal consequences that you will incur if you are convicted with a DUI/DUAC in South Carolina:
First Offense: $400 fine and/or; 48 hours to 30 days of jail time or community service, and/or suspension of driver’s license for 6 months
Second Offense: $2,100 to $5,100 fine, 5 days to 1 year of jail time, and/or suspension of driver’s license for 1 year.
Third Offense:, $3,800 to $6,300 fine, 60 days to 3 years of jail time, and/or suspension of driver’s license for 2 years.
Get Experienced DUI Defense Representation
At Bailey Law Firm, Attorney Tyler D. Bailey will work hard to beat your DUI charge from start to finish by:
Challenging the field sobriety and breathalyzer tests
Preserving your licenses pending the outcome of your case and
Negotiating your DUI charge to a lesser offense
Trying your case to get your DUI charge thrown out.
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in South Carolina, contact Attorney Tyler D. Bailey and he will start working on your case immediately.