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South Carolina girl, 11, turns in her mom for driving drunk

Most people facing DUI charges have been pulled over by the police for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. However, a South Carolina woman who is now facing drunk driving charges was not pulled over by authorities. She was turned in by her 11-year-old daughter.

According to authorities, the 11-year-old called 911 while on the way home from a Mexican restaurant with her mother. She claimed her mom was swerving on the road and almost hit two other vehicles.

Authorities arrested the woman who is now facing charges of DUI and child endangerment. The woman said she had drank some beers earlier in the day and two margaritas at dinner. She was eventually released from jail on $2,500 bond.

No matter what the circumstances of the situation, when facing drunk driving charges it is important to have a strong DUI defense. In South Carolina, even if it is a first offense, a DUI charge comes with an automatic suspension of driver's license. The suspension period becomes longer with repeated offenses. However, vigorous representation may be able to prevent this automatic suspension.

Those facing criminal charges for drinking while driving should be aware that they have rights that must be upheld by authorities and the prosecution. If these rights are violated, it can lead to a mitigation of consequences or even a dismissal of the case.

A rigorous defense will take the time necessary to complete required research to ensure all processes and procedures have been followed. It is also important to analyze all of the evidence very closely. Following these processes and raising a strong argument and negotiation can often result in a more favorable outcome for the accused.

Source: IndependentMail.com, "South Carolina 11-year-old reports mother driving drunk," Sept. 25, 2012

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