According to South Carolina law, a DUI is defined as driving impaired while under the influence of alcohol, chemical substances, or controlled substances. If you are charged with a DUI in South Carolina, you face serious consequences immediately and in the future. This is why it is so important to follow certain steps that will defend your rights after your arrest.
Potential Consequences of a DUI Charge
Not only do you risk the loss of your driving privileges, vehicle impoundment, large fines, and incarceration, but if convicted you also face higher insurance rates, ignition interlock requirements, and lost educational and employment opportunities. If you cause property damage, serious bodily injury, or death as a result of your DUI, the consequences become even more severe. South Carolina law also specifies that DUI punishments intensify with each conviction, so if this is not your first DUI offense, representation by an experienced attorney is even more essential. Continue reading “What You Need to Do If You Are Arrested on a DUI Charge”