Charged with DUI in South Carolina? Consult a DUI Lawyer


Drunk driving, or DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), is serious business in South Carolina. And recent law changes mean tougher penalties and stricter enforcement than ever. If you're facing DUI charges, you can take advantage of all the legal protections available to you. A South Carolina DUI lawyer could help you fight your DUI charges and understand the state's DUI laws.

South Carolina DUI Penalties

First DUI Offense

  • $400 fine
  • Up to 48 hours of jail time/community service
  • 6-month license suspension
  • Name published in DMV release

Second DUI Offense (within 10 years)

  • $2,100 - $5,100 fine
  • 5 days - 1 year in jail
  • 1-year license suspension
  • 2-year installation of ignition interlock device
  • Name published in DMV release

Third DUI Offense (within 10 years)

  • $3,800 - $6,300 fine
  • 60 days - 3 years in jail
  • 2-year license suspension
  • 3-year installation of ignition interlock device
  • Name published in DMV release

Can You Refuse a Breath Test?

  • NO

Penalties for Refusal

  • Minimum 90-day license suspension

South Carolina DUI Resources

Fight Your DUI Charges with Help from a South Carolina DUI Lawyer

DUI is a serious crime, but DUI charges don't have to mean the end of your freedom. Your DUI lawyer can help you determine whether common challenges to DUI cases will apply to your case. Your lawyer may be able to contest the results of your breathalyzer test, challenge the legality of your arrest, question the testimony given by the arresting officer or do more.

You still have hope, but you may need to act quickly. If you're ready to fight your DUI charges, call us now at 1 (877) 349-1311 or fill out our free DUI case evaluation form. We can put you in touch with a DUI lawyer in your area.

Take charge of your DUI charges. Contact us now.

Note: DUI laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on these DUI laws, speak to a DUI lawyer in the state.

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