The Strom Law Firm’s DUI App Offers Immediate Help
The advent of mobile technology keeps the world at our fingertips. We can read breaking news, keep up with friends and family through social media, capture images and video of our lives to share, discover local shops and events within minutes, and book plane tickets for a dream vacation, all from the comfort of a couch or coffee shop.
Mobile technology, like smart phones and tablets, not only offers creature comforts, but can also work as a resource when you are in need. Many mobile apps serve entertainment purposes, from Facebook to Angry Birds to Wikipedia, but the Strom Law Firm has developed mobile apps to help those who need legal advice on the fly – especially in a potential DUI situation.
The Strom Law Firm’s DUI app can help you if you find yourself pulled over or arrested for a DUI. Your rights as a defendant are immediately accessible, and you can quickly call us for a consultation from the app, or find our office location. And, if your find yourself too drunk to drive, our DUI Lawyer app even helps you call a taxi!
South Carolina has some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation. First offense DUI, if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is only between .08 and .09, can result in at least 48 hours of jail time (with a maximum of 30 days), up to a $400 fine before court costs and fees, and suspension of your driver’s license for six months. If your BAC is .16 or higher on your first offense, you could spend up to 90 days in jail, pay up to $1,000 in fines, and may be forced to take an Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP). Multiple DUIs can result in felonies, with high fines and long jail sentences. You also face a 36 months with SR22 insurance, which can be very pricey. Importantly, a DUI conviction can never be expunged.
If you are pulled over for a suspected DUI, you may be subjected to a field sobriety test or a Breathalyzer test. These tests must be videotaped by the police officer, and the officer must inform you of your right to refuse a breathalyzer. However, the efficacy of both of these tests is constantly in question, and you should contact a DUI defense attorney to help you sift through the evidence. The sooner you contact a DUI lawyer for help, the better, as more evidence can be preserved – which is the beauty of mobile apps like Strom Law’s DUI Lawyer app!
Founded by a former U.S. Attorney, the team at Strom Law also includes a former Public Defender, and a former Assistant Attorney General and Richland County Assistant Solicitor. The firm is awarded the highest Martindale-Hubble ranking and collectively holds more than 50 years of complex litigation experience.
The Strom Law Firm’s DUI Lawyer App does not constitute an attorney-client relationship, but if you would like to discuss your DUI charge with us further, we offer a free consultation so you can talk about your case with us with impunity. We also offer flexible payment plans, and accept Visa and Mastercard.