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Clemson SC DUI Lawyer

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Clemson DUI Lawyer

In addition to being embarrassing, being convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in SC can lead to serious repercussions. If you or someone you love was charged with DUI in the Clemson, SC area, it’s important to hire a knowledgeable, experienced DUI Lawyer who can help protect your rights. Clemson DUI Lawyer C. Austin McDaniel has focused his legal career on helping Clemson-area clients fight DUI charges since 2010. While no attorney can promise their clients any kind of specific results, C. Austin McDaniel, Attorney at Law, advocates zealously on his clients’ behalf.

What's at Stake With a DUI?

Most of SC’s laws are designed to protect the public from harm – DUI penalties are no exception. And, it may not take much to be considered “under the influence.”

Under current law, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of between .06 percent and .08 percent can be considered with other factors to charge a driver with driving under the influence. When a driver is found to have a BAC of .08 percent or higher, he or she will be charged with DUI.

The potential consequences are stiff, if you’re convicted of DUI charges.

First DUI Offense

For a first offense, drivers face a fine of up to $400 (in real terms, the number is closer to $1,000 after surcharges and assessments) and/or imprisonment from 48 hours to 30 days plus suspension of your driving privileges for six months.

Second DUI Offense

With a second offense, the amount of the monetary penalty rises to between $2,100 and $5,100 (close to $11,000 after factoring in the surcharges and assessments), between five days and one year of jail time, and a interlock device for 2 years(IID).

Third DUI Offense

Three-time offenders can expect fines of between $3,800 and $6,300 (more than $13,000 after the additional charges). Plus imprisonment of between 60 days and three years, and a interlock device for 3 years(IID). However, the penalties escalate sharply if the third offense is within three to five years of the driver’s first offense.

Subsequent Offenses

Subsequent offenses will provide a convicted driver with permanent revocation of driving privileges and up to five years in prison.

Are you a Clemson University Student with a DUI charge?

If you are a Clemson University Student with a DUI charge you are not only held accountable by the law, but also by the Clemson University Code of Conduct. It is important that you have someone on your side that understands this and can help. Attorney Austin McDaniel is very familiar with these codes of conduct being that he is an alumni from Clemson. His practices is devoted to helping defend his clients, and future alumni against DUI charges.

How Clemson DUI Attorney C. Austin McDaniel can help

If you have been charged, don’t despair. Remember that criminal charges are not the same as criminal convictions. When you work with Clemson DUI Lawyer C. Austin McDaniel, you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have an experienced advocate in your corner.

Standard field sobriety tests may be flawed, or there may be other factors that can help you avoid the harshest penalties. C. Austin McDaniel, Attorney at Law, will assert all available legal defenses on your behalf. His main goal is helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact us online today for a free consultation, or call 864.540.8135.

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