Will I Go to Jail for DUI in South Carolina?

You Can Go to Jail for DUI in South Carolina

You are facing a real possibility of spending a considerable amount of time in jail if you have been charged with a DUI in South Carolina. Even first-time DUI offenders could spend some time in jail if convicted of DUI without quality legal defense from an experienced lawyer.

South Carolina and Charleston area courts don't go easy on DUI offenders. DUI jail sentencing penalties are as follows:

  • First-time offender: 48 hours to 90 days in jail, depending on blood alcohol content (BAC) level
  • Second offense within 10 years: Five days to three years in jail, depending on BAC level
  • Third offense within 10 years: 60 days in jail to five years in prison, depending on BAC level
  • Fourth offense (felony DUI) within 10 years: One to seven years in prison, depending on BAC level

The potential jail time you face will be enhanced if you were involved in an auto accident. Keep in mind that jail or prison time is only one aspect of the list of penalties and hardships you will face with any DUI charge. Staunch defense is critical for your success in reducing charges or achieving case dismissal.

We Can Protect Your Freedoms and Keep You Out of Jail

Please call us at 843-352-4149 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at the Drennan Law Firm. We have the answers to all of your DUI questions, and we will help you understand your full legal options available to you in legal proceedings in the Charleston area or anywhere else in the state.