A conviction for DUI or DUAC can have very serious consequences, including fines and jail time, as well as SR-22 insurance and suspension of your driver’s license. In addition, you may be required to attend mandatory alcohol counseling, which you will have to pay for, and you may be required to have an Ignition Interlock Device installed on your car. Even worse, many businesses and employers today have a zero-tolerance policy for a DUI or DUAC conviction, which can cost you your job or a job opportunity.
But there is also real reason for hope in all this. Right now, you have only been accused. You are presumed innocent. This means that the State has the entire burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonabledoubt at trial. And that is never easy to do, especially when you have a good attorney on your side, working for you, representing your interests, and preparing the best possible defense strategy for you. A good attorney can give you a fighting chance to win, and some peace of mind in knowing that you are not in the fight alone.
So the most important thing you can do for yourself right now is to consult an attorney. You need to know exactly what your legal rights are and what potential defenses may be available to you, given the particular facts and circumstances of your case. Because the DUI Law in South Carolina is highly technical, you will want to consult an attorney who really knows and understands our DUI Law.
As a former Public Prosecutorwith5 years’ experience, and now as a private attorney with my focus on DUI/DUAC Defense, I have handled countless DUI/DUAC cases, and I have achieved an excellent record of successfor my clients. Depending on the particular facts of your case, I may be able to help you win an outright dismissal of the charge(s) against you, negotiate a favorable plea to a lesser charge than DUI or DUAC, or obtain a verdict of “not guilty” at trial.