Designing Effective Strategies For DUI & DUAC Cases
Unfortunately, it’s not that difficult to be charged with a DUI in South Carolina. Stopping after work for a few drinks on the way home, or a weekend party at a friend’s home, can lead to an unpleasant discussion with a law enforcement officer on the side of a road. If they believe you have had too much to drink, a trip to the police station and an encounter with a breath testing device is likely to follow.
You Must Act Immediately
At DeBerry Law Firm, LLC, in Florence, I aggressively work to protect the rights of drivers who have been charged with DUI or DUAC in South Carolina. A DUI or driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration (DUAC) may look like any other traffic violation, but it’s far more serious. It carries a misdemeanor level charge and could be a felony if it is the result of a fourth or more DUI charges. DUI penalties can range from a few hundreds to as much as $10,000. The effect of these charges can be long lasting and interfere your ability to obtain insurance, financial aid, where you can live and the type of jobs you may be able to obtain.
In less serious cases, you still need to act to avoid increased insurance costs or the loss of your license. For most people, a DUI or DUAC charge may be their first criminal charge and they have no experience dealing with law enforcement or prosecutors.
A Former Prosecutor Helping With Your Defense
DeBerry Law Firm, LLC, can help. I am a former assistant solicitor who handled many drunk driving cases as a prosecutor and that experience helps me to bring an effective DUI or DUAC defense for my clients.
I can provide experienced representation for a variety of charges, including
- First offense DUI
- Driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration (DUAC)
- Repeat offender
A drunk driving charge also carries administrative penalties, including a revoked or suspended license. There is also a form SR-22 from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that will be necessary for you to provide to demonstrate insurance coverage after a DUI conviction.