DUI Penalties in South Carolina – What You Need to Know

As DUI lawyers in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, we want our clients to know the DUI penalties in South Carolina. This article explains everything you need to know about the criminal penalties for a South Carolina DUI, suspension of your driver’s license, and penalties if you refuse to submit to a breath test. The penalties … Read more

Why Do You Need a Lawyer for a DUI Arrest in South Carolina?

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) can be a terrifying experience. For some, there is an immediate Notice of Suspension issued regarding their driving privileges. Some may face issues with employment or professional licensing. Others may not realize that DUI is never expungable from a criminal record, and it could come back to … Read more

How An Attorney Can Navigate Your DUI

While no DUI violation is straightforward, some DUIs are inherently more complex than others. That’s because if you are charged with a felony DUI, you have a lot more at stake. Even with simpler DUIs, numerous factors are at play. An experienced DUI lawyer can help you navigate your DUI case when emotions are generally … Read more

What Happens if I Get a DUI on Federal Property in South Carolina?

Sometimes, people are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) while on federal property. These types of crimes are handled somewhat differently than the normal state-level offenses in either Magistrate or Municipal Courts, or in General Sessions Court for enhanced DUI’s. In this article, the DUI lawyers at Futeral & Nelson explain how this happens, … Read more

Does a DUI Suspend Your Driver’s License in South Carolina?

Often the first question the DUI defense lawyers at Futeral & Nelson get is what happens to a person’s driving privileges. There are two main parts to answering this question. The first part is the initial suspension that might occur depending on whether you gave a breath sample (“blew” into the machine) after you were … Read more

What Happens If a South Carolina Driver Gets a DUI in Another State?

As DUI defense attorneys in Charleston, we frequently get questions from lawyers in other states when a South Carolina resident gets a DUI in another state. They want to know what will happen to the person’s driver’s license in South Carolina because that is usually more important than what the person’s home state does before agreeing to … Read more

Underage Drinking and Driving in South Carolina – Zero Tolerance Law

In this article, our DUI defense lawyers explain how South Carolina’s Zero Tolerance laws work for people under 21. Although it’s illegal in South Carolina to sell alcohol to someone who is under 21 years old, kids still find access to it. Unfortunately, they sometimes drive a vehicle after consuming alcohol. The Zero Tolerance Law … Read more

What Are South Carolina’s Habitual Offender Laws?

As both criminal defense attorneys and DUI defense lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina we’ve helped drivers who’ve lost their license because the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) declared them to be Habitual Traffic Offenders (“habitual offenders”) under South Carolina Code Section 56-1-1020. The consequences of being designated as a habitual offender in South Carolina can … Read more

What is the South Carolina Ignition Interlock Device Program?

As DUI defense lawyers in Charleston, we’ve been asked questions about the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Program in South Carolina. The IID Program is part of “Emma’s Law.” A significant part of this law concerns the use of Ignition Interlock Devices for certain people convicted of drunk driving/DUI offenses. In this article, we explain who MUST … Read more