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DUI Charges in South Carolina

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If you’ve been charged with a DUI in South Carolina, contact the Leventis Law Firm to put us to work on your case. Our team will get to work immediately on your behalf and help you secure the best possible outcome. Contact the South Carolina DUI defense attorneys at the Leventis Law Firm to get started.

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DUI Charges in South Carolina

  1. 1. DUI Charges in South Carolina A DUI Charge Carries Harsh Penalties – But You Have Rights CALL TODAY: 803-256-0113
  2. 2. What isa DUI? DUI stands for “driving under the influence,” and it occurs when a arrested for having a blood alcohol above 0.08 percent (0.04 percent for commercial vehicle driver). Drivers impaired by other substances, such marijuana, narcotics, etc., can also arrested and charged for a DUI. FREE CASE CONSULT: 803-256-0113
  3. 3. Penalties fora DUI in South Carolina Penalties for a DUI in South Carolina are harsh. A first offense can result in up to $1,000 in fines, a year in jail and a six- month suspension of driving privileges. Subsequent offenses result in harsher penalties.A third-time offender faces fines of up to $10,000 and 5 years’ imprisonment. FREE CASE CONSULT: 803-256-0113
  4. 4. Other Consequencesof a DUI A DUI can also impact your housing, employment, education and loan opportunities. Someone accused of impaired driving also faces judgment and isolation from loved ones and communities. Few people have sympathy for a drunk driver, and it might feel like you have few allies when coping with the fallout of a DUI charge. FREE CASE CONSULT: 803-256-0113
  5. 5. KnowYour Rights Your Miranda rights will be read to you upon arrest.Those rights include the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.You should take those rights seriously, because they are the two most important things you need to keep in mind when placed under arrest. FREE CASE CONSULT: 803-256-0113
  6. 6. Don’t Say Anything You Don’t Need to Say The police will ask you many questions both before and after an arrest. Say as little as possible before an arrest. After an arrest, request an attorney and say nothing else.The police might prod you to keep talking. It might even feel awkward not to answer questions asked of you, but do not give in to the instinct to keep talking. Remember, everything you say will be used against you. FREE CASE CONSULT: 803-256-0113
  7. 7. Ask foranAttorneyAs SoonAs Possible A DUI defense attorney will immediately begin work on your case.They will speak to the authorities on your behalf and keep you from incriminating yourself. If you are arrested, ask for your attorney as soon as possible and let them go to work on your behalf. FREE CASE CONSULT: 803-256-0113
  8. 8. What Notto DoAftera DUI Charge DO NOT:  Be physically or verbally confrontational with authorities.  Answer questions or talk at length to the police.  Post to your social media accounts or talk at length to people about your case.  Fail to call an attorney immediately. FREE CASE CONSULT: 803-256-0113
  9. 9. Howa DUI Attorney Can Help An attorney looks at your case from every angle to look for ways to have charges lessened or dismissed.They’ll look at the reason the officer stopped you, the way they handled the arrest, the validity of the DUI test they administered and the way you were treated after the arrest. If the authorities made mistakes, your attorney will find them. FREE CASE CONSULT: 803-256-0113
  10. 10. What to Look for in an Attorney You want a criminal defense attorney that practices in South Carolina.Your attorney should have experience handling DUI cases and be able to devote time, effort and resources to give you aggressive, comprehensive legal representation. Not every attorney is up to the task. At the Leventis Law Firm, we know the law, and our DUI attorneys can help you. FREE CASE CONSULT: 803-256-0113
  11. 11. Contact the Leventis Law Firm If you’ve been charged with a DUI in South Carolina, contact the Leventis Law Firm to put us to work on your case. Our team will get to work immediately on your behalf and help you secure the best possible outcome. Contact the South Carolina DUI defense attorneys at the Leventis Law Firm to get started. FREE CASE CONSULT: 803-256-0113

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