Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Looking for a skilled SC DUI Lawyer? David Seay has twenty years of trial and court experience, defending those charged with DUI, DUAC, and other traffic violations.

Below, you will find some useful FAQs and tips on DUIs

  • My license was suspended – can I get it back?
    • Oftentimes, when a person is arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving with Unlawful Alcohol Concentration (DUAC), the DMV administratively suspends their license for either refusing to provide a breath test sample or providing a breath test sample reading of .15 or greater.
    • Many people do not realize that they may be eligible for a Temporary Alcohol License or Temporary Route Restricted License during their administrative suspension. You generally only have 30 days from the date of your arrest to appeal your administrative suspension, so it’s important to consult an attorney immediately after an arrest for DUI/DUAC.
    • When you call to set up your consult, David or a member of his staff can tell you if you are eligible for one of these temporary licenses, and explain to you the procedure for obtaining one.
  • What happens if I’m convicted of DUI?
    • It’s important to note if you plead guilty or pay a fine for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) under SC 56-5-2930 or Driving with Unlawful Alcohol Concentration (DUAC) under SC 56-5-2933, the SCDMV will impose a suspension on your license, and you will be required to carry more expensive SR-22 car insurance, pay a reinstatement fee and enroll and complete the ADSAP program before your driving privilege is reinstated.
    • Additionally, subsequent to the October 1, 2014 implementation of Emma’s Law you may also be required to maintain an ignition interlock device on your motor vehicle (at your own expense) in order to be able to continue to legally operate a motor vehicle in the State of South Carolina.
  • Looking for more info? The following blog posts deal with the topic of DUIs:

If you are charged with DUI/DUAC or any crime, please call David Seay, Jr. at (864) 235-6790 immediately to schedule your FREE criminal consultation.