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Second DUI: What do I do?

Penalties for Second DUI Offense:

Strom Law Firm offers you one free initial consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers to discuss: your DUI arrest, whether to plead guilty or not guilty to driving under the influence, as well as possible ways to have your drunk driving charge reduced.  Contact us today for your free consultation.  We offer flexible payment plans and accept Visa and Mastercard.

If you are over 21 and you are convicted of DUI, your blood alcohol level (BAC) will be used to dictate the severity of your sentence for each type of offense (first DUI offense, second DUI offense, etc.).  Keep in mind that the fines set forth below will more than double when you add in court costs and fees.

 

If your BAC is between .08% and .09%:

  • Jail time for a second DUI conviction can be sentenced up to one year, with a five-day minimum.
  • Fines can range from $2,100 to as much as $5,100, with loss of driving privileges up to 60 days.
  • You will additionally lose your driver’s license for one year.


If your BAC is between .10% and .15%:

  • Jail time for a second DUI runs up to two years, with a 30 day minimum.
  • Fines can range from $2,500 to as much as $5,500.
  • You will additionally lose your driver’s license for one year.

If your BAC is .16 or higher:

  • Jail time for a second DUI can sentenced up to three years, with a 90 day minimum.
  • Penalty fines can range from $3,500 to as much as $6,500, and you are required to enroll and successfully complete ADSAP.
Contact us for help reducing or fighting the following DUI penalties. Legal consequences are listed by ascending blood alcohol levels.
By: South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer Pete Strom
About Pete Strom

Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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