An early morning accident in South Carolina resulted in the arrest of the driver believed responsible for the crash. This individual is facing multiple charges for the collision, including a DUI. As DUI offenses are not taken lightly, this man would likely benefit from a strategic criminal defense to fight the charges at hand.
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.
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.
Driving under the influence of any impairing substance is considered a serious pubic safety issue in South Carolina. As such, law enforcement officers are constantly on the lookout for drivers who may show signs of this behavior. Those accused of impaired and/or drunk driving may face serious penalties under state laws.
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.