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South Carolina drunk driving laws are strict

When it comes to driving in South Carolina, the following conditions are strictly prohibited for drivers (as is the case with the other states in the nation). Drivers who:

According to South Carolina law, the definition of “under the influence” is being impaired to the point at which the person’s ability to drive a motor vehicle is appreciably and materially impaired.

What happens if I have a BAC of 0.08% or more while driving?

If you were driving and had a BAC of 0.08% or more, there is a possibility that you may be convicted of a “per se DUI” no matter what your actual BAC was. The reading of your BAC may not always be consistent and the blood alcohol volume may not necessarily be the same or even reach an unacceptable level, depending on a number of different factors, such as your gender, the size of your body and the type of alcohol that you drank.

In the State of South Carolina, there are different penalties, depending on certain criteria, including the number of prior offenses that you have.

Solid advice from a DUI attorney

If you have been charged with a DUI, the advice of an experienced South Carolina DUI attorney may really help your case so that the outcome will turn out better than it would otherwise. A DUI charge is a very serious matter and having the right advice may enable you to protect your rights and to move on with your life. Everyone makes mistakes but what you do after that is what is most important.