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What To Do When You're Charged With DUI

An attorney who knows how to protect your rights

A DUI charge can carry serious consequences, some of which can follow you for the rest of your life. Even as a first-time offender, you could serve jail time, be forced to pay a fine, serve probation and enter DUI recovery programs. These can all cost you money, time and freedom. You may be unable to attend work and collect a paycheck or even find a job in the first place.

If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to take crucial steps to protect your rights. You need an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side who will fight for you every step of the way. As a former prosecutor, Matt Bodman understands how the system works. He knows how police officers and judges can take advantage of defendants who don't know their rights. Contact us today and find out how Matt Bodman can help you.

Know your rights

After a DUI arrest, you will be summoned to court; failure to appear in court can result in further legal trouble. Your actions when you appear in court can have a huge impact on the outcome of your case, which is why it's so important to retain legal counsel immediately.

If any evidence of a DUI is presented in court, you may face a lot of legal consequences, even if they don't include jail time. Even as a first-time offender, you can face the following consequences if you are convicted of DUI:

  • Driver's license suspension or revocation
  • Attend drunk driving school and other DUI-related programs
  • Fines of thousands of dollars
  • Increased insurance rates

A DUI case can take months to completely process, and in the meantime, you may face other consequences. The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may suspend or revoke your driving privileges. If the DUI charges are brought against you and you are convicted, you would be required to follow all legal consequences in order to get your driver's license back.

Experience and legal knowledge matter

If you have been charged with a DUI in South Carolina, you need an attorney on your side who understands the legal process. Attorney Matt Bodman has worked as a prosecutor and has a vast amount of knowledge of South Carolina's complex legal system.

Don't take chances with your freedom. Don't try to handle your DUI case alone. Contact attorney Bodman today for a free consultation and find out how we can help. You can also pick up the phone and call toll free at (866) 487-9077.

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