Our Charleston DUI Defense Lawyers Can Help Get Your Driver’s License Reinstated
In South Carolina, a DUI/DWI conviction or a breathalyzer test refusal will result in a driver’s license suspension. If you are pulled over while driving with a suspended license or driving under suspension, you may be taken to jail and face a longer license suspension. At Young & Young, Attorneys at Law, in Charleston, our criminal defense attorneys can help you get your license back.
Reinstating Your Driver’s License After A Suspension
Reinstating your driver’s license can be a lengthy process. As part of our defense for any criminal DUI/DWI charges, we can also represent you at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) administrative license hearing. As former prosecutors, we understand how the state will prepare a case against you, and identify the weak points in their case. We know when to ask questions, we know what questions we should ask and we also know the appropriate arguments to make throughout every process of your case.
Requesting A DMV Administrative Hearing
You must request a DMV administrative hearing within 30 days of your DUI/DWI arrest and/or notice of suspension. It is important that you do not miss this deadline. We can request the hearing on your behalf if you contact us right away.
Requesting A Provisional Or Hardship License
If you are convicted of drunk driving charges, your license may be suspended for six months for a first offense. There are options for a provisional driver’s license, including a Temporary Alcohol Restricted License (TARL). When appropriate, we can help you argue for a hardship license that allows you to drive on a limited basis to work, to school or to run family errands.
License Suspension For Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs Or Excessive Traffic Violations
Your license can also be suspended if you are convicted of drug possession while in a vehicle or if you accumulate 12 traffic violation points. We represent people in all types of license suspension cases so speak with us to learn how we may help you reinstate your driving privileges.