Effective DUI Attorney Defending Greenville Drivers
Everyone knows it’s illegal to drive drunk, but people make mistakes and there is a very fine line between responsible imbibing and overdoing it. DUI laws are intended to discourage drunk driving and prevent accidents, and as such, the penalties for breaking them can be very harsh. Richard Warder has been representing clients accused of DUI for over four decades and knows what to look for to obtain the outcome you want.
Field Sobriety Tests & Breathalyzers
If you are stopped and the police officer at the scene suspects you may be intoxicated, you will be asked to do a field sobriety test, use a breathalyzer, or both. Clients often ask if they should consent to a blood alcohol content (BAC) test and the simple answer is yes.
Refusal of a chemical test results in an automatic six-month license suspension due to South Carolina’s Implied Consent law. When you get your driver’s license, you agree to take a breathalyzer/chemical test if requested by a law enforcement official.
DUI Defense Arguments
Once you are handed a DUI charge, you have 30 days to challenge it before your license is suspended. The first thing we do is submit a request to reinstate your driving privileges and schedule a hearing.
Next, we will prepare a DUI defense and start by examining the arrest report to see if the arresting officers behaved inappropriately or cut corners. If so, we may be able to have the DUI charge dismissed.