If you’re facing a charge for drunk driving in the State of South Carolina, we can help you. We know that when you are charged with DUI, you can expect to be overwhelmed by despair and anxiety about the future. You’re right to be concerned about jail time and expensive fines following an arrest, but don’t yield to despondency. There are concrete steps you can take to keep your liberty and bank account intact following an arrest for drunk driving.
Don’t Speak Without Representation!
The first step, of course, is to remember to invoke your right to not incriminate yourself; that is, you should say nothing to law enforcement officials after your arrest besides your name. Don’t make excuses or try to explain yourself to the arresting officer. You have the right to remain silent and you should use it! The second thing you can do is to contact an experienced South Carolina drunk driving attorney as soon as possible following your arrest. We can advise you on how to protect your rights, your liberty, your reputation, and your pocketbook following a DUI charge.
Roadside Sobriety Tests
The officer who arrested you for drunk driving may have informed you that you failed a roadside sobriety test or a preliminary breath test. Don’t believe it. Any South Carolina drunk driving attorney who’s worth a grain of salt knows that all these tests are good for is providing probable cause for an officer to arrest you. You have the right to refuse these tests. The preliminary breath test is a notoriously unreliable way of determining whether a driver is intoxicated, especially when the device used to conduct the test isn’t calibrated correctly or the officer administering the test is improperly trained, both of which happen more often than you might think. The so-called roadside sobriety tests are difficult for anyone to pass, especially given the subjective standards by which these tests are measured. How many law enforcement officers do you think are likely to pass a roadside sobriety test at night and in bad weather with cars zooming by them just a few feet away?
Call (803) 939-1340 to speak with an experienced South Carolina DUI Attorney. At the Law Offices of Eric C. Davis, we have over 22 years of experience to apply to your case
No matter what the arresting officer may have said to you or how bad you think your circumstances might be, you should call us and schedule an appointment to talk about your case in a non-judgemental, non-incriminating environment. Get in touch with our office today about your case. We know what’s at stake with a DUI charge, and we have the passion and legal know-how to deal with yours. Let a skilled drunk driving attorney handle your case for you. It might be the best decision you ever made.