If you are accused of driving under the influence (DUI) in South Carolina, you have the right to legal counsel. You do not have to answer any questions without the presence of a lawyer. You also have the right to refuse breath, blood, and field sobriety testing. To get the full benefit of your constitutional protections, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible since drunk driving cases involve critical deadlines. Every missed deadline is a missed opportunity for your defense.
At the law firm of David W. Farrell, Attorney at Law, we take great care not to allow opportunities to pass us by. DUI defense attorney David W. Farrell will launch a thorough investigation, including a review of available audio and video evidence. We know how to build a case that is designed to get results. Call 803-807-2205 to to find out how we can help limit the damage of a criminal charge. We represent clients in Columbia, Lexington and throughout South Carolina.
Are You Facing an Implied Consent Hearing? If you refuse to take a breath test in South Carolina or take the test and get a score above .15 BAC, you face immediate suspension of your driver’s license. This suspension is separate from the DUI charges. You can request an administrative hearing within 30 days to deal with the driver’s license suspension. It’s important to have a lawyer represent you at this hearing.
Experienced Defense Against Drunk Driving Charges
All DUI cases are handled personally by defense attorney David W. Farrell. Your case will never be passed onto an associate or a paralegal. Mr. Farrell will always make himself available to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. He puts 28 years of criminal law experience to work for clients throughout the state of South Carolina. DUI cases can get complicated quickly, making his experience invaluable.
While DUI is the most common criminal charge for drunk driving, in South Carolina you could be charged with DUAC instead. The consequences of DUAC are the same as DUI.
Drunk driving charges involve not only criminal charges but also the consequences of breath/blood tests, issues concerning breath/blood test refusal, procedural matters involved in field sobriety tests, the legitimacy of the stop, other traffic tickets and more. You also face the threat of driver’s license suspension if you do not request a Department of Motor Vehicles hearing, even if you are subsequently found not guilty of the underlying offense.
We will work hard to gather all of the facts, untangle them and determine the right direction to take your case in.
Call for a Free Consultation With a South Carolina Drunk Driving Arrest Attorney
If you have been charged with drunk driving, it is important to get legal help immediately. Call 803-807-2205 or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.