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South Carolina DUI Laws

We understand South Carolina's drunk driving laws and know how to get results

South Carolina's drunk driving laws can be very confusing, especially if you have never been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol before. Even the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level at which someone is considered legally drunk can vary depending on your age.

That's why it's critical that you have an experienced attorney working with you. The penalties for a DUI conviction can be very serious. You could have your driver's license suspended, spend days or months in jail and have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines.

Attorney Matt Bodman knows the consequences of such serious charges. A former assistant solicitor, he spent 5 years prosecuting such cases on behalf of the State of South Carolina. Today, he uses his in-depth knowledge of South Carolina's complex legal system to defend the rights of people charged with drunk driving.

What are South Carolina's drunk driving laws?

In most cases, drivers with a BAC above 0.08 percent will be charged with DUI. However, some drivers with a lower BAC can be charged. If you're under 21 years old, you can be charged with drunk driving if your blood alcohol concentration is 0.02 percent or higher. And if you have a commercial driver's license (CDL), your BAC only needs to be 0.04 percent or higher to be charged with DUI.

Many other rules and regulations under South Carolina law apply to drunk driving cases. You can learn more about them on the following pages:

We also strongly encourage you to contact our law firm as soon as possible after your DUI arrest. Remember, an arrest is not a conviction. You still have many legal options, and attorney Bodman can explore all of them with you.

How can attorney Bodman help me with my DUI case?

South Carolina's drunk driving laws change constantly. That's why it's important to have someone who understands the legal system inside and out on your side. Attorney Bodman stays on top of the latest legal developments. That's because he's regularly in court defending people facing such serious charges.

As your attorney, Matt Bodman will bring the same attention to detail to your case. This includes carefully reviewing all the evidence and making sure the arresting officer followed all of South Carolina's laws. If any mistakes were made during your arrest, attorney Bodman will vigorously advocate to have your charges dismissed.

Don't underestimate the complexity of your case. Find out what an experienced attorney who thoroughly understands South Carolina's DUI laws can do for you. Contact us and schedule an appointment right away.

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