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20 Year Old Man Charged with Felony DUI

When a person in South Carolina is faced with a DUI charge, he or she may not be aware of just how seriously these types of cases are considered by prosecutors. The prosecution will typically use any available evidence in an attempt to obtain a conviction, which could result in fines, probation, revocation of one's driver's license or even incarceration. Those who are charged with felony DUI have the potential to face particularly harsh punishment if they are found guilty. This is what one young man is facing after he was charged with felony DUI for a fatal accident he allegedly caused.

Police say that the accident happened on a recent afternoon when a 20-year-old man was traveling in his SUV. He allegedly hit a Jeep, causing an accident that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl. Police have not disclosed specific details regarding exactly how the crash occurred, though they have said the girl died at the scene.

In addition to the felony DUI charge, he was also accused of being a minor in possession of beer, due to the fact that he is underage. He is still recovering in hospital at this time. There is no word on whether he will be taken into custody once released from hospital, or when his release may occur.

Despite the seriousness of the charges this young man faces, he is still presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty and will be given every chance to defend himself in a South Carolina court. It may be helpful for him and others like him to seek assistance in learning about the laws that apply to felony DUI crimes. Doing so could lead to a reduction in charges, a dismissal in certain cases or simply help in preparing a focused defense that is designed to achieve the best outcome possible for his personal circumstances.

Source: wbtw.com, "SC teen girl killed in crash, man charged with felony DUI", , Aug. 18, 2014

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