In South Carolina, the term DUI refers to driving a motor vehicle when the alcohol content in a person's blood is above the legal limit set by our state law. DUI is usually considered a misdemeanor but felony charges may be pursued if the incident caused serious injury, death, or extensive property damage, or if the individual charged has had several prior convictions for the same offense.
Penalties can include fines, suspension or revocation of your driver's license, incarceration, mandatory attendance at DUI schools, community service, probation, and other problems.
If you are facing DUI charge, it is very important that you contact the Lourie Law Firm right away. Depending upon your specific circumstances, we may be able to reduce your charges from a felony to a misdemeanor. Such a reduction can be crucial to maintaining your driver's license.