DUI FAQ

Answers To Your Questions About DUI Charges In South Carolina

If you face DUI charges, the best thing you can do is hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Law Office of Brad C. Richardson, LLC, opened its doors in 2015 and has helped thousands of clients throughout South Carolina since then. Previously, Mr. Richardson worked as a prosecutor, meaning he can anticipate how the other side will prepare their case against you. He is a strong yet compassionate criminal defense lawyer who is here to help you understand your options and defend your rights. Below, is information about drunk driving charges in South Carolina. Please contact the firm with all additional questions. Mr. Richardson is happy to help.

To schedule a free consultation, call 843-839-4322 today. Mr. Richardson has offices in Conway, Myrtle Beach and Marion.

Do you have to blow into a breathalyzer if suspected of drunk driving in South Carolina?

No, it is not required. However, if you don’t, your license will automatically be suspended.

Do you have to take a sobriety test if pulled over for drunk driving in South Carolina?

No, you can refuse to participate. Additionally, you will not face an automatic suspended license like you will if you refuse to take a breathalyzer test.

Is a First DUI considered a felony?

It depends on the specifics of the case. Typically, a DUI charge is not considered a felony unless there was an injury or death as a result.

How long will a DUI stay on my driving record in South Carolina?

If convicted, it will stay on your record.

Will I lose my license after a drunk driving conviction?

You can lose your driver’s license for up to six months after a first DUI. If you participated in a breathalyzer test and it was higher than .15%, you could face additional penalties as well. If it is your second or third offense, you may lose your driver’s license for up to two years.

Do I have to go to court for a DUI?

It is possible that you may not have to appear in court if you have a criminal defense attorney.

Can a DUI get expunged from my record?

No, which is why it is especially important to get a proper drunk driving attorney.

I was accused of a DUI while on vacation in Myrtle Beach. Do I have to return to address my drunk driving charges?

Mr. Richardson will evaluate your case and tell you when you need to return to Myrtle Beach versus when he can take care of things on your behalf. He will help you minimize the number of times that you need to return to South Carolina to address the drunk driving charges.