DUI Attorney in Hilton Head & Bluffton

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Have you been charged with driving under the influence in South Carolina? Whether or not you actually felt intoxicated behind the wheel, your drinking and driving charge could jeopardize your freedom, finances, and future. You need to have a trial-tested Hilton Head DUI attorney on your side.

Why Choose Our Hilton Head DUI Lawyers?

  • 35 years of shared legal experience
  • Aggressive, strategic & tireless defense
  • Former President of Beaufort County Bar Association
  • President of South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Life Changing Penalties for DUI in Bluffton & Hilton Head, SC

First of all, there can be disastrous personal penalties for a DUI charge, such as possible employment loss, especially if the individual drove commercial vehicles for a living.

DUI Convictions Also Involve Serious Criminal Penalties, Such As:

  • Extensive License Suspension
  • Substantial Jail Time
  • Heavy Monetary Fines
  • Permanent Criminal Record

In South Carolina, a driver under the age of 21 can be charged with a DUI if his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) level is 0.08% or higher. For juveniles and anyone under the age of 21, a DUI can be given for a BAC level of 0.02% or higher. That is considered an underage DUI. Furthermore, South Carolina has an implied consent law, which affects your license.

What this means is that if the driver has refused to submit to the breath tests, they can be subject to an automatic license suspension and fines. Our firm can help you through the DMV hearing process.

The fines that the DUI offender may face will depend on whether it is a first time or multiple DUI. A minimum jail time of 48 hours can be given for those who are convicted for the first time. This penalty will increase to 5 days for a second offense and 60 days for a third offense. You cannot make a plea bargain in the state of South Carolina.

Contact an Experienced DUI Defense Attorney Now

DUI Defense Lawyer in Hilton Head, South CarolinaTime is not your friend. You need to act immediately to preserve your legal rights. For this reason, it is important to understand your options by speaking with one of our attorneys. We can help you build a strategic defense to combat the charges!

With more than 35 years of combined experience, one of our Hilton Head criminal defense attorneys can help you fight for your freedom if you have charged with a DUI in South Carolina.

Contact Bauer & Metro, P.C. today for skilled advocacy from our Hilton Head criminal defense lawyers! We proudly serve Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and the "Low Country" of South Carolina.

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I was in Hilton Head for a friends wedding and had the misfortune of being pulled over and was arrested for DUI. Driving while under the influence is nothing to be taken lightly these days. It can affect your job and many other things due to not being able to operate a vehicle. In no way am i condoning drinking and driving, but let's face it, everyone makes mistakes. I was terrified! It felt like ... - Kye G