DUI Defense

We are known for our aggressive DUI Defense. In our firm, you can be assured that you will work directly with your attorney on your case, backed up by a support staff ready to help you with your legal matter. We are dui lawyers throughout the entire State of South Carolina, whether we help you as DUI lawyers in greenville in the mountains or as DUI lawyers in beaufort at the beach we cover these two counties and everywhere in between. Feel free to call us to find out how we can help you succeed. 

Inevitably, I get questions all of the time about DUI law and the penalties involved. The good people who call our firm have many questions, want direct answers and would like timely responses . Generally, the first thing that most people want to know in any driving under the influence case is what they are facing with their DUI charge and what are their options. The want the best answer possible from a lawyer trained to handle their particular type of case. The South Carolina laws regarding DUI changed dramatically in February, 2009. Currently, the real cost of a DUI can be between $10,000 – $20,000 once you include all of the fines, fees, court costs, mandatory classes, assessments and insurance payments. The State of South Carolina currently imposes the following basic penalties and fines for a person who is convicted of a DUI:

DUI – 1st Offense:

  • A fine of $400 (Four Hundred Dollars) - $1,000 (One Thousand Dollars) plus court costs
  • 48 hours – 90 days in jail
  • Loss of your driver's license from 6 months up to 1 year
  • ADSAP (Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program) class plus the program fees
  • Proof of SR-22 (high risk driver's insurance), required for a minimum of 3 years
  • Possible loss of Your Job, Career and Educational Benefits 
  • A Permanent Criminal Record for the Rest of Your Life

DUI – 2nd Offense:

  • A fine of $2100 (Two Thousand One Hundred Dollars) – $6,500 (Six Thousand Five Hundred Dollars) plus court costs
  • 5 days – 3 years in jail
  • Loss of your driver's license for up to 1 year
  • ADSAP (Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program) class program fees
  • Proof of SR-22 (high risk driver's insurance), required for a minimum of 3 years
  • Vehicle Immobilization Required
  • Ignition Interlock Device Installed in your Vehicle for 2 years (Required)
  • Possible Loss of Your Job and Educational Benefits
  • A Permanent Criminal Record for the Rest of Your Life

DUI – 3rd Offense:

  • A fine of $3,800 – $6,000 plus court costs
  • 60 days – 5 years in jail
  • Loss of your driver's license for between 2 years to 4 years
  • ADSAP (Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program) class program fees
  • Proof of SR-22 (high risk driver's insurance), required for a minimum of 3 years
  • Possible Loss of Your Vehicle
  • Vehicle immobilization Required
  • Ignition Interlock Device Installed in your car for 3 years (Required)
  • Possible loss of Your Job and Educational Benefits
  • A Permanent Criminal Record for the Rest of Your Life

Be proactive and get the help you need today. We handle DUI and Criminal Cases in all 46 counties throughout the State of South Carolina. Please give our criminal defense attorney a call at 864-8100-DUI for specific information on how the laws are administered. We proudly serve the major metropolitan areas, including Greenville, Columbia, Beaufort, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill, Aiken, Spartanburg, Charleston and many more areas across the entire state of South Carolina. We handle cases in small towns and larger cities and everywhere in between within the State of South Carolina.

The court fines and fees listed above do not include court assessments, DMV fees, higher insurance premiums or the fees for classes such as ADSAP (Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program). The permanent criminal record from a DUI means that if you are a student, you could potentially lose your scholarships, grants and loans and not be able to afford to continue in college. If you are in the military, you could lose your rank, have a reduction in pay, lose your security clearances or be cycled out of the military. If you are a professional, such as a doctor, a lawyer, nurse, insurance agent or financial advisor, you could even lose your professional license and thus lose your livelihood! Additionally, many employers will not hire or may fail to promote a person with a DUI on their permanent criminal record. A DUI conviction is not a speeding ticket that goes on your driving record only, it is a serious charge and a criminal conviction that goes on your driving record and gives you a permanent criminal record for life! Don't take chances with your case, contact us today to learn more.

Disclaimer: “The client is responsible for fines, fees and expenses in addition to the lawyer's fee. In DUI cases, a fee called a retainer is paid to the attorney by the client to handle the case.  In personal injury cases, the fee will be a percentage of the recovery and that percentage will be computed before deducting the expenses in the case.  The results in one case do not necessarily constitute results that can be achieved in another case, each case and each client is unique." Freddy Woods, Esq.

Contact our firm now to learn more! Call 864-810-0384 to get the answers that you need today.

GREENVILLE OFFICE (MAIN OFFICE)

1106 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864.298.8111
Fax: 864.752.9300

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COLUMBIA OFFICE

(by appointment only)
(files principally handled at the main office)

3501 North Main Street #200
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803.233.1828
Fax: 864.752.9300

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BEAUFORT OFFICE

(by appointment only)
(files principally handled at the main office)

28 Old Jericho Road Suite 200
Beaufort, SC 29906
Phone: 843.492.7730
Fax: 864.752.9300

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