DUI Defense Strategies
Experience Offering the Best DUI Defense Strategies in South Carolina
When you ask the average defense attorney what the best option is when it comes to a DUI charge, the typical answer will be to try to plead down the charges. While this can certainly be appropriate in some rare cases, it is far from the only (or the best) solution. The reason it is so popular has more to do with the fact that it is the easiest option for the attorney than that it is the best option for the defendant.
Here at Beaufort DUI, we have decades of combined experience fighting DUIs in South Carolina, as well as other places in the U.S. and around the world. We are one of the most experienced firms in this type of defense, which is why we are the ideal option when you really want to get the best results possible. A guilty verdict on a DUI charge can have a negative impact on virtually every aspect of your life for many years to come. When dealing with a case this important, you want to have an aggressive and experienced attorney fighting for you.
The Right Defense for a First-Time DUI Charge
Don’t make the mistake of thinking a first-time DUI charge is not serious. Not only are the penalties quite severe, but public opinion on drunk driving can damage your reputation in many ways. The first thing to know is that the prosecuting attorney, and possibly the arresting officers, will try to convince you that pleading guilty is the best way to get through this experience. DO. NOT. DO. IT. You absolutely never want to plead guilty to a DUI charge without speaking with your attorney first. When you work with us, we’ll review the details of your case to determine what the best defense strategy will be. You can learn more about first-time DUI defense strategies by clicking here.
Choosing a Defense Strategy for Repeat DUI Charges
If you have one or more DUI convictions on your record already, you need to factor that into your defense strategy. The courts do not look kindly on repeat offenders, and the penalties associated with these charges become progressively more serious the more times you are convicted. Just because you have a DUI in your past, however, does not mean that you can’t make an effective defense against being found guilty again.
Our attorneys will look at your case, try to identify issues within the prosecutor’s case, and aggressively advocate for you to the judge. We always craft a customized defense for everyone one of our clients, and that is especially important in repeat offender cases. To learn more about defense strategy options for repeat DUI charges, please click here.
Defending an Underage Driver with DUI Charges
If you or a loved one is under the age of 21 when a DUI charge is filed, it presents some additional challenges. In addition to the very serious DUI charge, there may be charges such as minor in possession, or charges related to underage drinking. While this type of case comes with some unique challenges that need to be overcome, there are also more places where the police or prosecutors could have made a mistake. We’ll look closely at every detail of your case and come up with the best possible solution for you. Click here to learn more about strategies related to underage DUI charges.
Defense for Commercial Drivers Facing a DUI
No matter who you are, a DUI conviction can have devastating consequences. If you make your living as a commercial driver, however, it can be far more serious. Employers almost always terminate commercial drivers if they get a DUI conviction, and it can be next to impossible to get another job in this industry. While there are many additional penalties and problems associated with getting a DUI as a commercial driver, there are also unique defense strategies that can be used. Take some time to learn more about commercial driver defense options by clicking here.
We’re Here to Aggressively Fight for Your Best Interests
Getting charged with a DUI is never a good thing, but if it has happened to you or a loved one, don’t lose hope. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We’ll go through your case, and begin working on the right defense strategy for you.