DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is one of the five most common criminal charges in York County, South Carolina. If you’ve been charged with DUI, now is the time to get help from a DUI attorney to protect your future.
Nathan Sheldon is a former prosecutor and member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense. As a DUI attorney, he has the experience to guide you through the court process after a DUI arrest, including working hard to keep your driving privileges and keep you out of jail.
While his office is located in Rock Hill, Nathan Sheldon regularly represents clients charged with DUI in Lancaster County and Chester County, SC.
Call Nathan Sheldon at 803-909-9343 to schedule a consultation.
South Carolina DUI Penalties
DUI convictions include a number of potential penalties including:
- Jail Time
- License Suspension or Revocation
- Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program
- Ignition Interlock Device
With the tougher DUI penalties (called Emma’s Law) that went into effect in October 2014, you could be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car even for a first conviction.
Why Hire an Attorney to Fight a DUI Conviction
Even a first-time DUI conviction will result in:
- A Criminal Record
- Some or All of the Criminal Penalties Above
- Mandatory Special Insurance
- Possible job loss
- Possible loss of Scholarships and Opportunities
- Travel Restrictions
If you have been charged with DUI, you are fighting for your future. You are facing jail time, substantial fines, loss of driving privileges and a required alcohol and drug program. But those are just the penalties you face in court.
If you lose your ability to drive to work, will you be able to keep your job?
If you have access to a company vehicle, you may lose your job as the result of a conviction on your driving record. And with a DUI conviction on your record, you may have a more difficult time finding a new job.
DUI convictions can also result in a loss of college scholarships. You may even have to change your vacation plans, as even misdemeanor DUI convictions in the United States can result in you being denied entry into Canada.
Hiring an experienced DUI lawyer will help you navigate the court system, making sure you have sound legal advice with every decision involved in your case.
Make sure you are protecting your rights and your future. Get help with DUI Defense Today.
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