Multiple DUI Attorneys in Hilton Head

Were you arrested for a DUI and have a prior conviction?

In the state of South Carolina, penalties for second and subsequent DUI charges significantly increase with each offense. Law enforcement of the state has established statutes that heavily penalize everyone convicted of multiple driving under the influence of alcohol offenses. A multiple DUI can lead to felony charges with penalties of years in state prison and heavy fines. If you were pulled over and given a breath test with a reading of .08% or higher, you can be arrested and charged with a DUI.

South Carolina Multiple DUI Penalties

The penalties in South Carolina for a second DUI conviction involves a minimum one year license suspension and jail time from 5 days to 3 years. The monetary penalty can range from $2,100 to $6,500. The level of the penalty the offender will receive primarily depends on the level of the BAC. A multiple conviction for drunk driving can also lead to the installation of an ignition interlock device. This device does not allow the car to be operated without having to first breath into it to ensure that you are not driving while intoxicated.

For a third DUI offense, those with a BAC level under .10% can lose their license for 2 years, be placed in jail for a minimum of 60 days and be forced to pay a fine between $3,800 and $6,300. These penalties will increase based on the BAC level of the arrested individual. For each subsequent offense, the penalties will drastically increase. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a multiple DUI in South Carolina, it is essential to obtain aggressive and dedicated legal representation from one of our Hilton Head criminal defense attorneys. Contact Bauer & Metro, P.C. today to find out how we can defend your case and help you obtain freedom.

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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