When individuals find themselves facing severe criminal accusations, they may be concerned that their case is too difficult and therefore may not do anything to defend themselves. These concerns can often arise when someone is facing drunk driving charges.
July 2012 Archives
DUI cases often seem cut-and-dried to outsiders and sometimes even to the accused driver, as if nothing can be done to prevent a conviction. However, this is very far from the truth. Despite the nature of even very serious cases, an acceptable outcome is often possible, such as a dismissal of charges, reduced charges or acquittal at trial.
Many Charleston residents have heard about the tragic outcome of an attempted DUI arrest in Sumter County last weekend.
It is a storied tradition for many South Carolina teens to head to Myrtle Beach to celebrate the summer after their high school graduations. College students, too, like to hang out at the beach when they are back in their home state for the summer. And while many of these young people follow all the rules, some of course give in to youthful indiscretions and engage in underage drinking.
When someone is convicted of a DUI here in the Charleston area, routine penalties typically include driver's license suspension, fines and jail time. Of course, the consequences vary from case to case, and they depend on the seriousness of the charges, whether it is a first defense and any special requests of the prosecution or criminal defense.