Like most states, South Carolina takes the offense of driving a vehicle while intoxicated (DUI) very seriously. Penalties for a DUI conviction include steep fines, jail time, license suspension or revocation, and more. If you have been charged with a DUI offense, you need reliable and effective legal representation as soon as possible. The dedicated legal team at Ronald S. Clement Attorney at Law is here to defend your rights and fight to keep your future bright.
In general, if it is determined that your blood alcohol content (BAC) level is 0.08 percent or more, you are likely to be charged with a DUI offense. If you are pulled over under suspicion of a DUI, you will be asked to submit to BAC testing. However, if you refuse, you face an automatic suspension of your driver’s license for six months. For a first-time conviction, you could face up to 30 days in jail, a $400 fine, and a six-month license revocation. If your BAC was higher than 0.10 percent, the severity of the punishments increase. For subsequent offenses, you could be looking at significant and lasting consequences, such as five years in prison or a permanent license revocation.
As the consequences for DUI convictions can seriously impact your life, it’s essential that you work with a knowledgeable and experienced DUI attorney who can help you understand your options. Our DUI defense lawyers will work hard to ensure that you have a fair shot of obtaining the best outcome possible. Together, we will strive to help you get your life back on track and move on toward a brighter future.