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Driving While Under the Influence Attorneys

Many people seriously frown upon driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in today’s society. Individuals convicted often face public ridicule and a diminished reputation. Unfortunately, there are even worse secondary consequences that a person charged with a DUI faces. Due to the negative stigma of a DUI charge, many defendants may face a biased jury during trial. Because of these consequences, it is even more important to find strong legal defense to represent your case.

At Truslow & Truslow, our qualified attorneys believe everyone deserves a fair and reasonable trial, regardless of the charges brought against them. Our legal team has years of experience bringing our clients a just trial by creating the strongest legal defense possible. We understand that people make mistakes, and those mistakes should not justify changing lives for the worse. Call our offices today at (803) 256-6276 to learn more about how we can benefit your DUI case.

Did You Know?

After accumulating 12 points, the DMV could possibly suspend your license!

DUI Penalties

DUI’s hold some of the most severe penalties for both felony level and misdemeanor crimes. One DUI charge can send a person with no criminal record to jail. These penalties increase exponentially if someone dies because of the accident or if there is a child passenger. On top of the criminal punishments of a DUI, there are many secondary consequences for offenders, such as a tarnished reputation. The general guidelines for DUI penalties are as follows:

  • 1st Offense – 2-90 days imprisonment and fines up to $1,000
  • 2nd Offense – 5 days-3 years imprisonment and fines up to $6,500
  • 3rd Offense – 60 days-5 years imprisonment and fines up to $10,000
  • 4th Offense – 1-7 years imprisonment, fines up to $10,000, and permanent license suspension

After the third offense, a DUI receives a felony level classification and the penalties increase accordingly. In many instances, a person convicted of a DUI will also receive an ignition interlock device in their vehicle that inhibits vehicle operation until a sobriety test is administered.

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Contact a South Carolina DUI Attorney

If you or someone you know is facing charges in a DUI case, you must take great legal precaution to avoid a wrongful conviction. At Truslow & Truslow, we will do everything within our legal scope to provide the best legal strategy for our clients. Our law firm believes that once the facts are rightfully and truthfully proven, the American justice system will prevail. Contact our offices today at (803) 256-6276 to speak with our qualified legal professionals about your case.

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