Too many people charged with drunk driving assume that they will be convicted. However, it is best to speak with a lawyer before pleading guilty. There may be ways to contest the charges and protect your criminal record and driver's license.
I am Charleston attorney Adam Young. As a former prosecutor and experienced South Carolina criminal defense lawyer, I know what evidence to look for in DUI/DWI and boating while intoxicated (BWI) cases. I can review the police report and test results and quickly assess your case. If the prosecution's case against you is weak, I will argue for the charges to be reduced or dismissed. When the prosecutor will not negotiate fairly, I will discuss taking the case to trial with you.
I represent adults, college students and juveniles in Charleston and the surrounding area. Speak with me to learn how I can protect your rights and your record.
DUI/DWI Offenses Are Crimes That Will Stay On Your Record
DUI/DWI offenses are not traffic violations; they are misdemeanors that will remain on your criminal record permanently. You can be charged with a felony under certain circumstances, including a third or higher DUI/DWI offense or a drunk driving offense that causes an accident or injury.
The penalties for conviction of a first-offense DUI/DWI in South Carolina may include:
- Jail time or probation
- Suspension of your driver's license
- Fines, fees and court costs
- Alcohol abuse screening and education
- Installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle
Subsequent DUI/DWI convictions will result in increased penalties such as mandatory jail sentences and the permanent loss of your driver's license.
Experienced Drunk Driving Defense
For a free consultation to discuss your case, please call 843-619-7755 or 866-626-3860. You may also contact me online.