DUI And Felony DUI: Do You Know The Difference?

A DUI or DWI in South Carolina is typically considered a misdemeanor. However, the charge is increased to a felony DUI if an individual is found driving under the influence of alcohol and:

  • Committed some other crime in addition to the DUI
  • Caused great bodily injury or death

The penalties for felony DUI are also much more stringent than for misdemeanor DUI. They can include:

  • Up to 25 years of mandatory jail time
  • Up to $25,100 in mandatory fines
  • License suspension for as long as the prison term plus five years

As you can see, felony DUI in South Carolina greatly increases the potential criminal penalties and jail time.

Aggressive DUI And Traffic Defense Since 1999

Fortunately, there is a lot that can be argued against the charge. As an experienced traffic offense firm in Columbia, we have been aggressively defending clients against such serious charges since 2001.

Former Police Officer, Prosecutor To Defend You

Attorney Ray Lord, with our firm, is a former police officer and prosecutor. He has insight into the prosecution's point of view and potential strategies they could use against you.

With so much at stake, you want every advantage you can get. Call today or send an email to speak to an experienced lawyer.

The longer you wait to get defense counsel, the more you are hurting your chances of a good outcome.

Call 803-407-4140 today.