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Isle Of Palms DUI Lawyer

Last updated on July 8, 2024

If you are facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge, you may need a skilled lawyer to defend you from conviction.

For more than 22 years, Young & Young, Attorneys at Law, has been at the forefront, providing experienced legal guidance for clients in Isle of Palms and across Charleston concerned about a potential DUI conviction. Our team is dedicated to protecting your rights and achieving the most favorable outcome in your case.

South Carolina DUI Laws

The laws governing DUI offenses in South Carolina include strict regulations regarding blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Drivers over the age of 21 face DUI charges if they exceed the legal BAC limit of .08% while operating a vehicle. The state also maintains a zero-tolerance policy for drivers under 21, where any detectable BAC level constitutes a violation.

What Should You Do Immediately After Being Arrested For A DUI?

Swift action can improve your legal position significantly. Your top priority should be securing legal representation. An attorney can help you understand the charges against you and manage the legal process effectively. They can investigate the details of the DUI traffic stop for possible defenses: lack of probable cause, rights violations, unlawful search and seizure, etc.

What Are The Potential Penalties For A DUI Conviction (First, Second And Multiple Offenders)?

DUI penalties vary depending on the current incident and previous DUI convictions. For a first offense, possible penalties include:

  • Fines ranging from $400 to $1,000
  • Up to 30 days of imprisonment
  • Six-month suspension of driver’s license

For a second offense (within 10 years):

  • Fines up to $6,500
  • Imprisonment for up to one year
  • Extended license suspension

The more DUI convictions someone has on their record, the harsher the penalties in most cases.

What Are The Consequences Of A DUI Conviction?

They can also vary, but often involve:

  • Ignition interlock device requirement
  • Higher insurance premiums
  • Mandatory alcohol education programs
  • Criminal record

Our DUI attorneys know how to minimize the potential consequences, defend your rights and present your defense persuasively.

Will I Lose My Driver’s License After A DUI Arrest?

Getting arrested for DUI in South Carolina leads to an immediate license suspension. Our lawyers can assist you in challenging this suspension and potentially regaining your driving privileges.

Talk To Us Today

Get in touch with us today by contacting us online or calling 843-619-7755 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced, compassionate defense attorney.