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Getting charged with driving under the influence can seriously impact your future, especially if this is not your first offense. No matter the circumstances of your DUI, it is important to have experienced legal help on your side to fight your charges and protect your reputation and driving record. 

At Lumpkin and Postal, our dedicated team of legal professionals is ready to take on your case and do all we can to protect your rights and freedoms. Contact us today to get started and to learn more about how Lumpkin and Postal can help you avoid a DUI charge.

What Are the Drunk Driving Laws in South Carolina? 

Every state has nuances surrounding its laws concerning driving under the influence, but in South Carolina, you can be accused of DUI if you are found operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two. Law enforcement will do a field sobriety test if they suspect that the alcohol or drugs in your system are limiting your ability to function normally and operate your vehicle safely. 

A law enforcement officer can administer a breathalyzer test on the scene, and if your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher, you can face DUI charges. These charges can result in significant fines, jail time, and a suspended driver’s license.

What Are the Penalties for DUI in South Carolina? 

If you are pulled over for a suspected DUI and blow a 0.08% or higher, law enforcement has the right to arrest you. At this point, you will be officially arrested on suspicion of DUI. If you are later charged with a DUI, you can face the following penalties: 

  • A fine of up to $1,000 
  • Up to 30 days in jail 
  • A mandatory minimum of 48 hours of community service
  • A six-month suspension of your driver’s license
  • Completion of an Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) 
  • Potential installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle

These penalties are possible after your first DUI offense. However, if you are charged with driving under the influence again, you can face much more severe penalties, including longer jail sentences, higher fines, longer license suspensions, and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device. These penalties will continue to escalate if your DUI results in another individual’s serious injury or death. 

Contact our Experienced Georgetown DUI Lawyers Today

Because of the potential severity of a DUI charge, contact an experienced DUI attorney after being arrested. At Lumpkin and Postal, we can provide the legal representation you need after being arrested for a suspected DUI. Contact us through our website or call us at (843) 546-1549 to schedule a consultation.

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