DUI Lawyer Charleston
Have you been arrested for DUI in Charleston, SC? Call a Charleston DUI lawyer immediately to defend your rights and your record! Has your license already been suspended due to your breath test? Contact Charleston DUI lawyer John W. Molony now and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and the Temporary Alcohol License process.
What Is DUI In Charleston?
So what is DUI in Charleston? What evidence do police need to arrest you for DUI? The elements of DUI in Charleston include the following:
- A Motor Vehicle
- Within this State
- While Under the Influence of Alcohol
- Faculties to Drive a Motor Vehicle Are Materially and Appreciably Impaired
It is not illegal to drive a motor vehicle in Charleston after having an alcoholic beverage. It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle in Charleston after having an alcoholic beverage, when your faculties to drive a motor vehicle are materially and appreciably impaired. After a traffic stop, police will observe your behavior and use Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to collect probable cause for DUI and then make an arrest. If you have been arrested for DUI in Charleston, call Charleston DUI lawyer John W. Molony immediately. Mr. Molony will review the traffic stop, breath test and field sobriety tests in your case for any police errors. Additionally, DUI attorney John W. Molony will explain Implied Consent and analyze your breath test results and video.
What Can A Charleston DUI Lawyer Do For You?
DUI is a serious charge in Charleston with penalties including fines, jail and license suspensions. Even first offense DUI includes jail time between forty eight hours and ninety days. Second offenses face between five days to three years in jail. Third and subsequent DUI face between sixty days to five years in jail. In addition to jail, DUI convictions include fines. First-time offenses include fines between four hundred dollars and one thousand dollars. The maximum fine for third and subsequent DUI offenses is ten thousand dollars. DUI convictions in South Carolina also carry license suspensions from six months to two years or even a permanent forfeiture after the fourth offense. As you can see, penalties for DUI in South Carolina are very serious, so call a DUI lawyer in Charleston, SC immediately after an arrest. Call a Charleston DUI lawyer now!
Why Were You Pulled Over For DUI In Charleston?
Were you pulled over and then arrested for DUI in Charleston? Are you wondering why you were stopped in the first place? Charleston DUI arrests frequently result from traffic stops. When Charleston Police make a traffic stop that results in DUI, they must first have probable cause of a specific criminal offense or reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. Traffic stops for probable cause generally result from traffic violations like speeding, stop sign violations or expired tags. Traffic stops for reasonable suspicion generally result from swerving or other signs of drunk driving. The traffic stop is critical in the analysis of most Charleston DUI arrests. So, if you have been stopped and arrested for DUI, call Charleston DUI Lawyer John W. Molony to review your charges now!
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John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC defends clients arrested for DUI in all Charleston areas. Have you been arrested for DUI in Folly Beach, James Island or Johns Island? Have you been charged with DUI in Isle of Palms, Edisto Beach or Sullivan's Island? Do you have a DUI arrest in Wadmalaw, Hanahan or Georgetown? Call DUI lawyer John W. Molony now and discuss your case free of charge.
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If you have been charged with DUI in Charleston, call Charleston DUI lawyer John W. Molony today and request a consultation to discuss your case free of charge! Criminal defense attorney John W. Molony will fight for you, listen to you and always answer your phone calls. John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC is conveniently located in James Island and defends clients arrested for DUI in Charleston.
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