What a DUI Conviction Means for the Rest of Your Life

We all make mistakes, but certain ones can have an impact on the rest of your life. Driving under the influence (DUI) falls within that category. South Carolina shows little leniency to impaired drivers, and state law imposes a number of severe penalties for a DUI conviction. First offenders can expect to pay a $400 fine, spend up to 30 days in jail, and/or lose their license for six months. A second conviction Read More

What to Expect If You Refuse to Take a DUI Breath Test in South Carolina

When it comes to DUI, South Carolina has an “implied consent” law that basically states the following: if a law enforcement officer arrests you because they have reason to believe that you are driving while intoxicated, you automatically consent to a blood or breath test to check your blood alcohol content (BAC) and a urine analysis to test for drugs. If you refuse these tests, penalties apply. In most Read More

What Happens If You’re Convicted of a South Carolina DUI?

South Carolina is tough on DUI violations: a first offense carries a mandatory six-month license suspension, and the penalties become more severe with each successive conviction. If there are aggravating factors involved, such as having a high BAC or driving with a child in the vehicle, the consequences are even more severe. If you’re convicted of a DUI in South Carolina, you face administrative and criminal Read More