DUI Defense

Myrtle Beach DUI Defense You Can Depend On

Drunk driving, or ‘driving under the influence,’ can be either a misdemeanor or a felony charge, depending on the situation. Regardless of what you are charged with, however, these charges are very serious and must be treated as such. Our law firm concentrates in the practice of DUI defense to help ensure our clients are given a fair trial, and don’t just plead guilty to get through it quickly.

Consequences of a DUI

If you are charged with a DUI, you may be encouraged to just plead guilty, especially if this is your first offense. The fact is, however, that this is almost never a good idea. While the official consequences of a guilty plea on a DUI are typically fairly minor, involving a fine, probation and community service, there are other serious issues beyond your legal punishment that you need to consider.

This is especially true for those who have a lot to lose. For example, CEOs or other high level employees in an organization can’t afford a DUI conviction because it will reflect poorly on them, and the company. In fact, many organizations will fire any executives who are found guilty of this type of offense. The same can be said of any type of public servant including mayors, governors, congressmen and others. Even those who are just thinking about running for public office sometime in the future can be hurt by a DUI, even if it was decades in the past.

Your reputation and your future are on the line, which is why it’s so important to have an experienced Myrtle Beach DUI defense attorney on your team.

Effective DUI Defenses

Another common misconception is that if you have been charged with a DUI, there isn’t much you can do to fight it. This is a misunderstanding, which is often repeated by police officers and those working in the court systems to try to get people to plead guilty. We have years of experience defending clients charged with DUI, and will work hard on your behalf as well.

We will look closely at your case to determine the best approach to either have the charges reduced to something less serious, or have them thrown out completely. If that is not possible, we will represent you aggressively in court in pursuit of a Not Guilty verdict. While it is not possible to guarantee any specific result when working in the legal system, there is no doubt that the right legal team can have a powerful effect on the outcome of your case.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, make sure one of your first phone calls is to us. We will react quickly to get you out of jail (if applicable) and begin working on your defense right away. Remember, we represent the accused who have a lot to lose, and we’ll do everything in our power to help you through this situation.