If you have been arrested for DUI in Charleston, it is important you contact a Charleston DUI lawyer to make certain your rights are protected during the criminal process. South Carolina state law defines DUI as the following:
It is unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle within this State while under the influence of alcohol to the extent that the person's faculties to drive a motor vehicle are materially and appreciably impaired, under the influence of any other drug or a combination of other drugs or substances which cause impairment to the extent that the person's faculties to drive a motor vehicle are materially and appreciably impaired, or under the combined influence of alcohol and any other drug or drugs or substances which cause impairment to the extent that the person's faculties to drive a motor vehicle are materially and appreciably impaired. (SC Code Section 56 5 2930(A)(1))
Why Hire A Charleston DUI Lawyer?
Being charged with DUI does mean you are guilty, and it does not mean you will be convicted. Time can be a critical factor following a DUI arrest, and it is important that a DUI lawyer analyze your case and your legal options early in the process. In South Carolina DUI charges can carry serious penalties including fines, jail time, driver's license suspensions or revocations and additional requirements such as ADSAP and the SR-22 insurance requirement. These penalties become more severe for 2nd and subsequent DUI charges. And these penalties become even more severe when the charge involves a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of at least .10. Arrests for DUI in South Carolina should be taken very seriously, and your Charleston DUI lawyer can work to minimize potential negative outcomes. Your DUI attorney will also look at issues with the charge, including any mistakes with the stop, breathalyzer, field sobriety tests or refusal of the breath test. Additionally your Charleston DUI lawyer can discuss Implied Consent,Temporary Alcohol License (TARL) eligibility and the Administrative Hearing process.
Serving Charleston Areas Near You
John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC accepts DUI cases all over Charleston, including these areas near you.
- Mount Pleasant DUI Lawyer
- James Island DUI Lawyer
- North Charleston DUI Lawyer
- Folly Beach DUI Lawyer
- Berkeley County DUI Lawyer
Call A Charleston DUI Lawyer
If you have been charged with DUI in Charleston, request a free consultation with John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC today for a thorough review of your case and your legal options. When you retain criminal defense attorney John W. Molony, expect to have an attorney who will fight for you, answer your phone calls and devote the time and personal attention your case deserves. John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC is conveniently located on James Island and defends the rights of Charleston clients facing DUI charges, including the following:
- DUI 1st Offense
- DUI 2nd Offense
- Subsequent DUI Offenses
- Refusal Of Breathalyzer
- Drivers License Suspensions
- Temporary Alcohol Restricted License (TARL)
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