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South Carolina works to close DUI loophole

It is a well-known fact in South Carolina that drunk driving can lead to a lengthy investigation, serious criminal charges and severe penalties if convicted. The consequences can range from the suspension of your driver's license, to hefty fines or even time spent in prison. If anyone was hurt while you were driving drunk and you are deemed to be responsible for their injuries, the charges can be even more severe.

What factors can exacerbate drug charges?

In South Carolina, it is well-known that criminal charges can have a dramatic effect on your future. Aside from the immediate worries about conviction, fines and possible prison sentences, the mark on your record can greatly diminish your employment prospects and even affect your housing, college and financial options. Furthermore, friends and family may be unsure how to react to the revelation that you are being investigated for a criminal offense.

Sometimes the truth is the best defense

When you are faced with criminal charges in South Carolina, your immediate instinct might be to deny everything in order to protect yourself as much as possible. However, this is not always the wisest course of action. Being caught out on a minor detail could undermine your future testimony as authorities may be less willing to take your word at face-value.

Criminal charges can destroy your reputation

When you work in a position of power and responsibility, your reputation is critical. You need to be seen as trustworthy and reliable or you could find yourself being removed from the position or, perhaps worse, being blamed for mistakes or illicit activity connected with your office. In South Carolina, law enforcement officials are so wary of criminal abuses of power that they are ready to crack down on anyone whose behavior appears suspicious.

South Carolina sheriff faces prison time

Criminal charges are never good news. No matter how minor the alleged offense, being the subject of a criminal investigation can have a dramatic impact on your day-to-day life, your reputation and even your home environment. This in turn can put you under great emotional stress, which can in turn have a negative effect on your work and family life. Unfortunately, once you have been charged with a crime, it could still be a long time before the case is settled. All you can do is work toward getting your name cleared.

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
    • 10 best 2016 client satisfaction American institute of criminal law attorneys
    • Martindale-Hubbell | Distinguished | Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement | 2019
    • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 40 Under 40
    • Top Young Attorneys | 2014 | Rising Stars selected by Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement
    • Rated By Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Ryan L. Beasley | SuperLawyers.com
    • Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney By the nafdd | 2013
    • America's Most Honored Professionals | Ryan L. Beasley
    • Martindale-Hubbell | Client Champion | Gold / 2019
    • Expertise | Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Greenville
    • 2015 Legal Elite of the Upstate | Greenville's Top Attorneys
    • Legal Elite of the Upstate
    • Legal Elite of the Upstate 2013-2018
    • Client Distinction Award | Ryan L. Beasley, Esq.
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