Posts Tagged "dui penalties"

What do I Face After My Arrest for DUI?

Facing a DUI charge can be a stressful time.  Most people are embarrassed, upset, and do not know what to do next.   DUI Penalties The biggest concern for most people are the potential penalties for a first offense DUI conviction. If you are convicted of a first offense DUI and the breathalyzer test result shows a blood alcohol content (BAC)…read more →

South Carolina Ignition Interlock Devices

An Ignition Interlock Device is a device that prevents a vehicle from starting if it detects a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over a pre-set level. It is installed inside the vehicle, near the driver's seat, and is connected to the engine's ignition system. A driver who operates a vehicle with the device installed must blow air into the device before…read more →

Can I be sent to jail for a DUI in South Carolina?

One question I am frequently asked is whether a person can be sentenced to jail for driving under the influence (DUI).  Most people are under the mistaken belief that jail time is not a possible sentence for a DUI conviction.  This is simply not true, even for those convicted of a first offense DUI. A first offense DUI conviction carries…read more →