When facing a second, third, or subsequent DUI charge in South Carolina, the stakes are higher, and the penalties more severe. At Bruce Law Firm, our Rock Hill criminal defense law firm understands the gravity of your situation and is committed to providing the aggressive representation you need. Founding attorney Robert A. Bruce, a former prosecutor with 30 years of legal experience, brings his extensive knowledge and insight to defend clients who have been charged with multiple DUIs.
In South Carolina, the law takes a firm stance against driving under the influence. The penalties for a second, third, or subsequent DUI conviction are significantly more severe than for a first-time offense. Potential consequences include:
Second DUI Conviction:
- Fines ranging from $2,100 to $5,100
- Jail time ranging from 5 days to 1 year
- License suspension for 2 years
Third DUI Conviction:
- Fines ranging from $3,800 to $10,000
- Jail time ranging from 60 days to 3 years
- License suspension for 3 years
Subsequent DUI Convictions:
- Fines ranging from $7,500 to $15,000
- Jail time ranging from 1 to 5 years
- License suspension for 4 years
These penalties can have a life-altering impact on your personal and professional life. Moreover, having multiple DUI convictions on your record can lead to long-lasting repercussions, such as difficulty securing employment or renting a home.
Attorney Robert A. Bruce Can Help
As a seasoned criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor, Robert A. Bruce understands the complexities of DUI cases and is well-versed in South Carolina's DUI laws. He and our team at [Sub:BusinessName] are dedicated to providing strategic, results-driven representation for clients facing multiple DUI charges. Some of the ways we may be able to help include:
- Challenging the legality of the traffic stop: If law enforcement did not have probable cause to stop your vehicle, any evidence obtained during the stop may be inadmissible in court.
- Contesting the accuracy of field sobriety tests: Field sobriety tests are not always reliable, and factors such as medical conditions or uneven road surfaces may lead to false positives.
- Examining the accuracy of breathalyzer or blood tests: Errors in calibration, improper administration, or mishandling of samples can all call the validity of these tests into question.
- Investigating possible violations of your constitutional rights: If law enforcement failed to follow proper protocol or violated your rights during the arrest process, the charges against you may be dismissed.
- Negotiating for reduced charges or penalties: In some cases, we may be able to negotiate with the prosecution to secure a reduction in charges or a more favorable plea deal.
When your freedom and future are on the line, trust the skilled team at [Sub:BusinessName] to advocate on your behalf. Our Rock Hill criminal defense law firm is dedicated to providing the aggressive representation necessary to fight multiple DUI charges.