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Do You Face Enhanced DUI Penalties For A Repeat Offense Or Aggravating Factors?

A straight DUI conviction is bad enough. A drunk driving arrest with a prior DUI or in connection with a car accident is prosecuted and punished all the more harshly. If you or someone you love is facing enhanced DUI charges, it is critical to involve an experienced defense lawyer as early as possible.

I have provided skilled DUI defense in the Greenville area and surrounding Upstate counties for over 15 years. I regularly represent citizens who find themselves facing severe penalties and even felony charges because of aggravating circumstances in a DUI arrest. My proactive approach can help to avoid the most serious charges or challenge the underlying arrest to protect your freedom, your driving privileges and your future.

Don't delay. Call Ryan L. Beasley, Attorney at Law, now at 864-991-3379 or at 800-761-1985.

Aggressive Defense For Repeat DUI And Felony DUI

Any of the following factors can result in more serious charges or enhanced penalties:

  • Second DUI — The potential fines, jail time and license suspension for a second DUI conviction can be more than double the penalties for a first offense.
  • Third DUI — The minimum jail time for a third DUI is 60 days (and up to three years), plus license suspension for two to four years.
  • Fourth DUI — You are facing the possibility of one to five years in prison and permanent license revocation.
  • High BAC — DUI penalties increase if your blood-alcohol level is over .10 and increase again at a BAC of .16 or greater.
  • Child endangerment — Driving under the influence with one or more children under age 16 in the car triggers additional fines and/or jail time.
  • Felony DUI — Causing great bodily injury or death while under the influence, as in a drunk driving accident, are serious felony offenses punishable by years in prison and staggering fines.

When The Stakes Are Higher, You Need A Better Defense

You cannot afford a conviction or a plea that sends you to jail. I explore all possible defenses, such as challenging the traffic stop or the Breathalyzer results. Sometimes I can intervene with the prosecutor to avoid unwarranted charges. I will vigorously defend you at trial if the prosecution goes forward.

If you face a second offense or aggravated DUI, call my Greenville law office at 864-991-3379 or 800-761-1985, or contact me online to schedule a consultation.