If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Springdale or a surrounding area in South Carolina, you need to discuss your legal options with an attorney as soon as possible. DUI is a crime that is notorious for improper reporting, so you may be able to mount a defense that gets your penalties reduced or your charges dropped entirely. However, this may not be possible without the help of an experienced lawyer who can help you understand your case and navigate the many legal hurdles in the South Carolina judicial system.
If you are facing DUI charges, you need to call the Springdale DUI defense lawyers of Truslow & Truslow at (803) 256-6276 as soon as possible to discuss your case with a legal professional. We can help defend your rights and your future.
Qualified and experienced DUI attorneys know how to negotiate with prosecutors to receive a reduced sentence, or get the charges against you dropped altogether. They also understand the defenses that are most effective if the case has to go to trial.
Additionally, DUI charges often incorporate both criminal court proceedings as well as license-suspension proceedings through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A DUI attorney can also assist in handling this part of your case, either by limiting the amount of time that your license is suspended or by getting the DMV to do away with the suspension altogether.
DUI charges can have an impact on your life in the short- and long-term. A DUI attorney is your best option for getting the charges negotiated, reduced, or dropped altogether. You should not let one mistake ruin the rest of your life; a DUI attorney can help to alleviate, if not erase, the consequences of your charge and enable you to move on with your life.
Truslow & Truslow is a leader in handling DUI cases in Springdale and throughout South Carolina. Douglas N. Truslow has practiced law for over 40 years following his law school education in South Carolina, serving as a solicitor in Richland County and Kershaw County before entering private practice to help private citizens and law enforcement agencies in criminal cases. His son, Neal D. Truslow, is also locally raised and educated and has been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. The combination of experience and familiarity with the community in which we practice makes Truslow & Truslow a reliable team for your DUI case in South Carolina.
For someone facing a DUI charge, experience and familiarity with the community are essential. Douglas and Neal have more than 50 years of combined experience involving over 2,000 cases and helping clients across South Carolina. With that experience comes knowledge of how to best argue a DUI case, enabling your sentence to be negotiated, reduced, or dropped altogether, allowing you to return to your life and move on.
DUI cases often involve a great deal of gray area, as there are many moving parts. Such ambiguity creates opportunities to craft a strong defense for your case and have the charges reduced or dropped altogether. Some of the common issues that we often encounter in DUI cases include:
Breathalyzer machines, which are used to determine your level of intoxication, can sometimes be faulty and present misleading information. If the prosecution bases their case heavily or solely on breathalyzer test results, we can often challenge the evidence.
Inability to walk in a straight line or bloodshot eyes can be the result of a variety of factors that lie outside of intoxication. Refuting police officer testimony and providing other reasons for your physical appearance can be part of building a DUI defense.
Police must have a probable cause for pulling you over to begin with, such as violating a traffic law or having something wrong with your vehicle (a broken headlight or taillight). Is it not legal for an officer to stop you without a probable cause. If you feel that you were profiled or that the officer did not have a sufficient reason for pulling you over, even if you were under the influence, this may be an element of your defense.
Which defense will work best for your case will depend on the details of your particular situation. Our team can discuss what the most strategic defense will be for you during a consultation.
DUI cases are serious criminal charges that can often have life-changing consequences. You need a DUI attorney who can completely and accurately assess your situation, understand your legal options, and craft the best defense to negotiate, reduce, or even have your charges completely dropped.
The Springdale criminal defense attorneys of Truslow & Truslow have the experience and familiarity with South Carolina criminal defense required to help you defend against your DUI charges. A DUI charge cannot wait: to speak with a legal professional in a free and confidential consultation, call (803) 256-6276 as soon as possible to discuss your case.
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