10/24/2015 0 Comments
DUI Suspensions in South Carolina
Suspensions Following a DUI Arrest in South Carolina
If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence in South Carolina and you refused to submit to a breath test or if you blew a .15 or greater, your driving privileges are immediately suspended by South Carolina's DMV. This is true even if you are licensed in another state.
If you find yourself in this position, you must take immediate action!
You should have received a notice of suspension after your arrest. Look carefully at this form, as the front and back sides contain the information you need to request a hearing to contest this initial suspension. Unfortunately, you have only 30 days to request a hearing for the DMV suspension and if you wait too long, you may waive your right to contest this suspension and it will appear on your driving record, even if you are found not guilty by the criminal court.
Further, if you choose not to fight this suspension and simply wait it out, you may be required to enroll in Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) classes before your full privileges can be restored.
It is vital that you request a DMV hearing immediately and contact a lawyer who is experienced in handling DUI cases and contesting these DMV suspensions.
If your license has been suspended following a DUI charge in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Hardeeville, Ridgeland or Yemassee, South Carolina, we can help. Contact the law office of Christopher J. Geier at 843-986-9449, or contact us by e-mail.