Getting arrested for DUI in South Carolina can be an overwhelming, stressful situation. You are probably worried about what this means for your future, and the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda have the information you need to decide what to do next. For a free consultation, please call our experienced Columbia DUI lawyers today.
DUI Charges in Columbia
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you may be facing the following penalties if convicted of DUI:
- Jail time
- Loss of driving privileges
- Required ignition interlock device
- Mandatory alcohol safety course
- Criminal record
There are likely to be other, non-legal ramifications as well. You may find that your future auto insurance premiums are increased dramatically after a DUI conviction. Furthermore, you may have trouble finding employment if certain employers decide to pass on your application because of the crime. You may also feel judged and rejected by your friends, family, and others. Consequently, it is important to seek help from a defense attorney after being charged with driving under the influence.
What Should You Do Next?
If you have been charged with drunk driving, you should consult our Columbia DUI lawyers as soon as possible. We have been handling DUI cases for years, and we have the information you need right now to decide what to do next.
There is no way to know the best path to resolution without first visiting our attorneys for a one-on-one consultation. We can advise you of your options. The unique circumstances of your arrest will influence our recommendations for how to resolve your case, as will other factors.
For some of our clients, we have been able to obtain dismissal of DUI charges. If any portion of your arrest was carried out improperly or illegally, we can refute these aspects of the case against you. We will also go over all evidence meticulously to look for weaknesses in the police procedures that took place. You can rest assured that we will not stop fighting for you until we have obtained the best possible outcome.