There Are Criminal And Civil Consequences To A DUI/DWI

Most people do not understand that there is a civil component to being charged with a DUI/DWI. Your DUI defense should include a strategy for both types of cases. Whether you need assistance at the DMV hearing or the criminal proceeding, we are capable of managing both the civil and the criminal aspects of drunk driving cases. If you were unaware of the civil penalties as well as the criminal penalties, then there may be more you need to know about. Speaking with a lawyer can help put your mind at ease about the proceedings and the potential consequences. We know the law, and we know the system. We never give up fighting for a just result.

Driving Under The Influence Impacts Many Aspects Of Your Life

Penalties for drunk driving are steep. Your insurance may be affected, and you may even risk losing your job or suffer job-related consequences. Often students in South Carolina do not comprehend how a DUI/DWI conviction can impact the rest of their lives. As a university town, there are a lot of students in the Columbia area, which makes our office convenient. We have assisted a number of students facing DUI/DWI charges. Talking with an attorney about the consequences of a conviction, including those you may not know about, is crucial to your future.

Possible consequences of a DUI/DWI conviction:

  • Jail/incarceration

  • Steep fines and legal fees

  • Loss of employment

  • Disqualification for certain employment

  • School admission and enrollment status

  • Increase in insurance rates

  • Required disclosure on professional licensure applications

  • Driver's license suspension

Let us know how we can answer your questions. Contact us by email, or call 803-400-8657 to set up a free initial consultation.