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Oconee DUI Lawyer

Austin McDaniel Law > Oconee DUI Lawyer

DUI Attorney Serving Oconee, SC

Let’s face it: Nobody ever wants to be charged with driving under the influence. However, it’s something that happens to responsible people every day. If you or a family member was charged with DUI, your first inclination may be to pretend it never happened and deal with the consequences when they come. Taking that approach can have long-lasting effects, however. Hiring an Oconee-area DUI attorney to help you fight the charges is one of the first steps you should take.

Austin McDaniel, Attorney at Law, helps clients in the Oconee area fight DUI charges every day. He knows SC DUI laws inside and out and, more importantly, knows how to apply those laws and how to assert all available defenses to help limit his clients’ exposure.

Potential Consequences of DUI Convictions

If you were charged with driving under the influence in SC, you probably were found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least .08 percent. However, the law also allows for DUI charges when a driver is found to have a BAC of between .06 percent and .08 percent in certain circumstances.

Here is what is potentially at stake if you are convicted of DUI charges fin SC:

First offense:

  • Possible fine of up to $400 (in real terms, the number is closer to $1,000 after surcharges and assessments)
  • Possible imprisonment from 48 hours to 30 days
  • Suspension of your driving privileges for six months

Second offense:

  • Possible monetary penalty of between $2,100 and $5,100 (close to $11,000 after factoring in surcharges and assessments)
  • Jail time possible (between five days and one year)
  • Interlock device for 3 years(IID)

Third offense:

  • Monetary fines rise to between $3,800 and $6,300 (more than $13,000 after the additional charges)
  • Jail time of between 60 days and three years
  • Interlock device for 3 years(IID)

If the third offense occurred within five or ten years from the date of the driver’s first offense, these penalties can rise steeply.

Fourth/subsequent offenses:

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

Schedule a Free Consultation with Oconee DUI Attorney C. Austin McDaniel Today

While the potential penalties for DUI crimes are sobering, there is good news: Being charged with a DUI crime does not mean you will automatically be convicted of the charges.

Oconee DUI attorney C. Austin McDaniel understands the potential flaws in the tests used to measure blood alcohol content, and knows how to help you put your best foot forward to beat, or lower, the charges against you.

To learn more about how why it’s important to act quickly to retain an experienced, knowledgeable DUI attorney, contact us online today or call 864.540.8135.

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