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DUI Lawyers in Myrtle Beach, SC

Charged with Drunk Driving? Retain our Defense Attorney

The State of South Carolina does not take DUI charges lightly. In fact, if you are charged with a DUI, you can count on fierce prosecution and, if convicted, serious penalties. When the system will do everything in its power to convict you, you need a strong defense team that can uphold your rights and powerfully communicates your side of the story.

Having a trusted and experienced Myrtle Beach DUI attorney on your side can make the difference in your case. At Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin, we believe in the power of good representation to change people’s lives for the better and we dedicate ourselves to our clients’ cases. As a small-town firm, we take a personal approach to each case. We truly care about our clients and it shows in everything from our initial phone calls to our thorough case preparation.

Discuss your options with one of our DUI lawyers in Myrtle Beach, SC today. Call (843) 203-0637.

Penalties for DUI Convictions in South Carolina

What is the Legal BAC in South Carolina?

In the state of South Carolina, if you are caught with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or over, you will be facing DUI charges.

What Are the Penalties for First-Offense DUI vs. Repeat Offense?

If you are charged with a first-offense DUI in South Carolina, you may face:

  • A maximum of 90 days in jail
  • A maximum of $2,500 in fines
  • Mandatory driver’s license suspension
  • Mandatory completion of the Alcohol & Drug Safety Action Program
  • Three years on SR-22 Insurance
  • DUI conviction on driving record for 10 years
  • DUI conviction on record for life

If you are convicted as a repeat offender within 10 years of your last offense, you will be facing enhanced penalties that can greatly affect your future.

Effects In DUI Consequences

South Carolina takes DUI offenses seriously, even after paying fines and court costs you are still affected by the convictions. There are hidden consequences that get discovered after a DUI conviction that may affect your livelihood. For example:

  • Insurance Increase - Your insurance will likely increase your policy rates or may not renew it. You may also need to enroll with an SR-22 insurance policy which can be just as expensive.
  • Permanent Criminal Record -Record will show on file and cannot be expunged.
  • Interlock Devices - You will need to install a device in whichever car you operate. This device is designed to make sure you do not and are not drinking alcohol and driving. Anytime you attempt to drive the device will make you blow into it to make you are being kept accountable.
  • License Suspension/Revoke- Depending on how many offensives you have your license may be suspended from 6 months to 3 years.

Hiring an experienced DUI Attorney can help you with your DUI case and the hard times that comes after. Learn more by reading our blog:

Don’t leave your future to chance. Take charge by hiring a DUI attorney from Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin. Contact our Myrtle Beach DUI firm at (843) 203-0637 today.

Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin LLC

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