In the State of South Carolina, it is against the law to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the extent that the person's faculties to drive a motor vehicle are materially and appreciably impaired. South Carolina has strict punishments for those arrested and convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). If you refuse to provide a breath sample or you give a sample and register a .15 or higher, your license will be suspended immediately. Even a first offense conviction can result in a misdemeanor that will remain on your record forever. The penalties are enhanced for each subsequent offense, creating a myriad of problems for those who are convicted.
It is imperative to hire an experienced attorney to navigate the collateral consequences of a DUI arrest and potential conviction. The attorneys at Harmon & Felts, P.A., are experienced in trying DUI cases and have the resources to provide you with a strong defense.