South Carolina Felony DUI Defense is Necessary to Protect your Rights
AFelony DUI is a serious offense. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be facing substantial time behindbars. Any accident while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can quickly result in Felony DUI charges against the impaired driver, regardless whether the accident was the fault of the impaired driver or not.
South Carolina Felony DUI Defense Attorney can Help with the Following:
- DUI Charges
- Bond Setting
- Court Appearances
- Plea Deals
- Negotiation of Charges
- Felony DUI Trial
- Anything else surrounding or resulting from your Felony DUI Charges
South Carolina Felony DUI Defense
How do I know if I may be facing Felony DUI Charges?
A felony DUI charge results when a driver, driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both, is involved in an accidentwhile operating a vehicle and, as a result of that accident, causes “great bodily injury” or death to a person, other than himself. The person harmed could be a passenger in the drivers car, a driver or passenger in another care, a pedestrian, or another driver.
What is “Great Bodily Injury?
The State of South Carolina defines “Great Bodily Injury” as bodily injury, which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious or permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ. Therefore, if anyone experiences any of the above mentioned as a result of an accident, and one or more of the drivers involved is under the influence of alcohol, or drugs, or both, at the time of the accident, that driver may be charged with Felony DUI. Additionally, if any injured person dies from complications related to the accident (such as a coma) within three years of the DUI-related injury, the driver may be implicated in the death.
Consequences of Felony DUI
If the person charged with Felony DUI chooses to proceed to trail and is convicted by a jury, upon conviction by a jury of a felony DUI, the accused faces a minimum mandatory prison sentence and a fine. Because of the potentially life-changing consequences of a Felony DUI, it is important that you seek experienced counsel who understands the South Carolina Felony DUI laws. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, founded by former US Attorney for the district of South Carolina, Pete Strom, understand the Felony DUI laws. Our attorneys will fight to protect your rights, your life, and ultimately, your future.
If you or a loved one is facing Felony DUI charges, contact the Strom Law Firm today to schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling (803)252-4800. We have experience guiding clients through this difficult situation, and we will fight to make sure you have a chance for a bright future.