Schedule Your Confidential Consultation 864-991-3379

What are South Carolina's DUI penalties?

In South Carolina, the roads are not always safe. As a result, officers are constantly on the lookout for anyone who appears to be driving erratically or irresponsibly. For the most part this makes the state's roads far safer. However, from time to time this means that innocent people may come under suspicion. A slight mistake may make you appear intoxicated behind the wheel. If this happens, you could be asked to submit to a number of tests.

If your blood alcohol concentration is below the legal limit of 0.08 percent, the chances are that you will be fine and allowed to carry on with no problems. However, the tests are not always accurate. Equally, if you have been drinking, you may find out that you are over the limit even if you do not feel drunk.

Unfortunately, this can have serious consequences. You may face drunk driving charges, risk losing your license and even be fined or jailed. If it is not the first time you have been convicted, the penalties can be even more severe. As this article on DUI penalties explains, in South Carolina, a fourth offense is enough to have your vehicle confiscated.

If you have been charged with drunk driving, you could benefit from the advice and support of an attorney. He or she can evaluate the circumstances of your arrest and may be able to assist you with building your defense. If there were any flaws in the arrest process, you may be able to escape conviction altogether.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Awards & Accolades Over my career, I have earned a number of honors reflecting my professionalism and commitment to my clients. These awards include:
  • 10 best 2016 client satisfaction American institute of personal injury attorneys | Ryan L. Beasley Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2016 AIOPIA’S 10 Best in South Carolina For Client Satisfaction
  • 10 best 2016 client satisfaction American institute of criminal law attorneys | Ryan L. Beasley Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2016 AIOCLA’S 10 Best in South Carolina For Client Satisfaction
  • rated by super lawyers ryan l. beasley superlawyers.com
  • legal elite of the upstate 2013-2015
  • nationally ranked superior dui attorney by the nafdd 2013

    Recognized as one of the top 75 DUI Attorneys in South Carolina by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD) 2013

  • america's most honored professionals ryan l. beasley
  • greenville business magazine 2015 legal elite of the upstate greenville's top attorneys
    • member of the national trial lawyers top 100 trial lawyers
    • For Ethical Standards & Legal Ability AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell From Lexis Nexis
  • client distinction award
  • Top Young Attorneys 2014 Rising stars selected by peer recognition and professional Achievement
  • national academy of criminal defense attorneys