Can I get my DUI Charge reduced to Reckless Driving in South Carolina?
The consequences of a DUI conviction are severe. A drunk driving conviction will affect your driving record, obligate you to obtain SR-22 auto insurance, and may cause you to lose your job, harm your career, or lose your professional license.
Reducing a DUI Charge to Reckless Driving:
The DUI defense attorneys at the Strom law firm treat each case individually and will expose any and all weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.
- Did the officer have a legitimate reason, known as reasonable suspicion, to pull you over in the first place?
- Did the officer read you your Miranda rights in the breathalyzer room?
- Did the officer inform you of implied consent?
The DUI lawyers at the Strom law firm will work to establish a strong defense against your drinking and driving charge. The stronger the defense, the more likely the prosecution will be willing to reduce your charge to reckless driving. Although a reckless driving conviction may require you to enroll in DUI classes or participate in an alcohol treatment program, this option may preserve your future.
What is Reckless Vehicular Homicide?
According to South Carolina law Section 56-5-2910, when a person driving a vehicle in a manner that is reckless and a complete disregard for the safety of others, and that driving is a proximate result of a person’s death within three years from related injuries. The driver is guilty of reckless vehicular homicide.