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Penalties may change for those convicted of drunk driving

The current laws in South Carolina are pretty strict when it comes to impaired driving. Depending on the substance one is accused of using and the circumstances surrounding an arrest, potential penalties typically include fines, jail time and court-ordered rehabilitation, among others. When it comes to drunk driving, in particular, the use of an ignition interlock device may also be ordered.

What is an administrative license suspension and can I fight it?

Those who are accused of driving under the influence are likely to face numerous penalties under South Carolina laws if prosecuting attorneys are able to obtain a criminal conviction. The severity of the sentence issued varies based upon the specific circumstances of incident. What some may not realize is that even if criminal penalties are avoided or minimized, administrative penalties may still apply. Those who are charged with DUI will face an automatic administrative license suspension, which is handled by the Department of Motor Vehicles and Administrative Law Court.

Tyler Thigpen charged with drunk driving in South Carolina

Thinking about typical DUI arrests, these tend to occur after a person is pulled over in a standard traffic stop. However, DUI arrests can occur at some of the most random places. Recently, police in South Carolina arrested a man who had apparently fallen asleep in a drive-thru lane. This individual, who happens to be an ex-NFL player with a successful playing career from 2007 up until 2012, is now facing charges for drunk driving.

South Carolina man charged twice in a week for felony DUI

A South Carolina man is facing multiple charges for two separate incidents of alleged DUI. Charges against him include felony DUI, hit and run and driving an uninsured motor vehicle -- among several others. The consequences for a DUI conviction can be severe, according to state laws, particularly if there is a history of repeat offenses.

South Carolina man facing 2 felony DUI counts after accident

A 19-year-old South Carolina man was recently arrested and is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center following a car accident. He is facing two counts of felony DUI for the incident, that left him and two passengers with serious injuries. With charges like this on the table, the right to defend himself will be of vital importance.

South Carolina man booked in jail for suspicion of DUI

A South Carolina man was recently arrested and is facing charges for an alleged DUI incident. The penalties for a DUI conviction vary, typically based on the number of offenses on a person's record and any other circumstances specific to the charge at hand, but typically include fines and/or jail time. On top of the DUI charge, this individual supposedly had children in his vehicle at the time of his arrest and is also charged with placing those children at risk.

South Carolina police cracking down on impaired and drunk driving

Summer is in full swing, which typically means holidays and travel time. With more people out on the roads, the South Carolina Highway Patrol has launched a campaign targeting impaired and drunk driving. While these campaigns are always filled with good intent, they can also lead to officers looking for issues.

South Carolina man facing a drunk driving charge for fatal crash

When a fatal accident occurs, both the victim's family and the local police department will typically look at all aspects of the event to find answers as to why it happened. One of the recurrent questions in these types of tragedies is whether the driver deemed responsible was driving while impaired. Drunk driving is a serious offense in South Carolina, particularly if a fatal accident occurs as a result.

Lexington County man gets 17 years on felony DUI charge

People convicted of driving under the influence in South Carolina face stiff penalties, but if someone was injured or killed in an alleged DUI accident, the status of the charge becomes a felony and the possible penalties increase significantly.

Lexington County man gets 17 years on felony DUI charge

People convicted of driving under the influence in South Carolina face stiff penalties, but if someone was injured or killed in an alleged DUI accident, the status of the charge becomes a felony and the possible penalties increase significantly.

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