Many parents in South Carolina may find it difficult to help their children understand that many of the decisions they make from the beginning of their teenage years can impact the rest of their lives in a positive or negative manner; depending upon the nature of the decision and the resulting outcome. One decision that can unfortunately have a long-lasting negative impact on the life of a teenager is the decision to drive while intoxicated.
Drinking and driving can have serious consequences. The most severe type of DUI charge is a felony DUI. However, the consequences for this type of DUI can become quite severe if the alleged drunk driver has a prior record with multiple offenses. In addition to harsher penalties, loss of certain privileges can also result for a convicted offender. A man who was charged with felony DUI in Charleston County, South Carolina experienced this scenario recently.