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South Carolina DUI Offenses and Penalties

South Carolina DUI Offenses and Penalties

South Carolina DUI First Offense

Blood Alcohol Levels – Refusal or .09 or Less
  • $400 fine & 2  to 30 days in jail, or 48 hours community service (CS).

Blood Alcohol Levels from 0.10 to 0.15

  • $500 fine or 3 days in jail up to 30 days, or 72 hours of CS.

Blood Alcohol Levels of 0.16 and above

  • $1,000 fine or 30 days to 90 days or 30 days CS.

 South Carolina DUI Second Offense

Blood Alcohol Levels – Refusal or .09 or Less
  • $2,100 to $5,100 fine & 5 days to 1 year in prison with no option of community service.
Blood Alcohol Levels from 0.10 to 0.15
  • $2,500 to $5,500fine and 30 days to 2 years in prison.
Blood Alcohol Levels of 0.16 and above
  • Fine of $3,500 to $6,500 and 90 days to 3 years in prison.
 

DUI third offense

Blood Alcohol Levels – Refusal or .09 or Less
  • Fine of $3,800 to $6,300 and a jail sentence of 60 days in jail to 3 years in prison.
Blood Alcohol Levels from 0.10 to 0.15
  • Fines from$5,000 to $7,500 and 90 days in jail up to 4 years in prison.

Blood Alcohol Levels of 0.16 and above

  • Fines of $7,500 to $10,000 and from 6 months to 5 years in a state prison.

South Carolina DUI Fourth or more offenses

  • From one to 5 years in a state prison with the potential for BAC levels to drive sentences to a maximum of 7 years in prison.
In addition to the above penalties for a DUI, you may be required to carry High Risk SR-22 insurance on your automobile, further adding to the cost of the DUI.
By law, if you refuse the breathalyzer test or if you blow over .15, you are required to complete the ADSAP program established by the South Carolina DMV in order to ever drive in South Carolina.
The DMV also allows one charged with a  DUI 30 days to request an administrative hearing in front of the Administrative Law Judge in order to maintain your driving privileges pending the outcome of your DUI case. You cannot delay, let us help.
The Lovely Law Firm is experienced in Myrtle Beach, SC DUI DEFENSE and handles ALL aspects of your DUI defense.  Our DUI fees are all inclusive from arrest to trial or plea and will be discussed in depth at your DUI consultation.
You are not alone in this stressful time. The Myrtle Beach DUI lawyers are ready to talk to you and answer your questions. The Lovely Law Firm will fight for your rights with the DMV, appear for you in court, help negotiate the outcome of your case, and assist you in every aspect of your DUI case.
If you have been charged, stop wasting time and call the Lovely Law Firm Today  843-839-4111.  Put the DUI lawyers at the firm to work on your drunk driving charge.