South Carolina DUI Laws

A South Carolina DUI lawyer give you answers about your charges


South Carolina DUI laws seek to penalize drunk drivers in a number of ways. The drunk driving laws call for fines, jail time, license suspensions and ignition interlock devices, each of which can leave a lasting impact on your life.

A drunk driving conviction in South Carolina can cost you time and money, today and in the future. A DUI can lead to higher insurance rates, and may even keep you from getting or keeping a job. To protect your rights and your life, you may want to speak with a DUI lawyer.

A South Carolina DUI attorney can help you navigate the laws, and provide information so you can make best decisions for your future.

For a free DUI case evaluation, and to speak with a DUI attorney near you, simply fill out the form on this page or call toll free 877-349-1311.

South Carolina laws include a variety of penalties for drunk driving. Refusing a breathalyzer test could result in loss of license.

South Carolina DUI Penalties

First DUI Offense

  • $400 fine
  • Sentence of 48 hours- 30 days of jail time
  • 6-month license suspension
  • Completion of alcohol/drug treatment program

Second DUI Offense (within 10 years)

  • $2,100-5,100 fine
  • 5 days-1 year in jail
  • Completion of alcohol/drug treatment program
  • 1-year license suspension
  • 2-year installation of ignition interlock device

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
  • Completion of alcohol/drug treatment program

Increased Penalties for Higher BAC?

  • YES

Penalties for Refusal

  • Minimum 6-month license suspension

Ask a South Dakota DUI Attorney About Your Options

A South Carolina DUI attorney could answer questions you might have about the state laws or your specific case. To speak with a DUI lawyer near you today, fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or call us, toll free, at 877-349-1311.

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

The South Carolina DUI penalty list is by no means all-inclusive. DUI penalties may vary based on a variety of factors, including your prior driving record.

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