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SC man facing two felony DUI charges

Every DUI case is to be treated seriously. However, each and every DUI case is different and has its own unique characteristics. There are even different levels of the charge and a DUI can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Felony DUI charges are those that are usually the most serious violations.

Most people likely hear about a felony DUI when someone's decision to drive while intoxicated results in an accident that fatally injures another person. But an accident can result in felony DUI charges even when the collision does not kill anyone. A South Carolina man is currently facing two felony DUI charges in connection with an accident that killed one woman.

The 30-year-old man was driving a vehicle with three passengers; a 29-year-old woman and two children. Around 9:15 AM on a Sunday morning, the vehicle collided with a tree. The 29-year-old woman was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The two children were also taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

This situation is very tragic for everyone involved, including the driver, and it should be handled carefully out of respect for the victim's family and friends. At first glance it may seem like a difficult case to defend, but there are experienced drunk driving defense attorneys in South Carolina that are willing to take on challenging felony DUI cases in order to ensure that the rights of the accused are not undermined.

A conviction for felony DUI can mean serious penalties for the defendant. Therefore, a defense attorney will take the necessary steps to ensure the accused is receiving the defense to which they are entitled. A defense attorney will investigate and analyze the facts in a very detailed manner, review any search and seizures to ensure authorities adhered to the required legal process and study the prosecution's claim in depth.

Certain strategies can lead to a complete dismissal of charges for the accused. However, if that is not possible, the defense may still be able to have the charges reduced to a misdemeanor, seek an acquittal or obtain a reduction in penalties.

Source: North Charleston Patch, "Victim of Weekend DUI Crash Identified as North Charleston Woman," Jonathan Allen, March 12, 2013

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