South Carolina Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Lawyer
In South Carolina, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs to the extent that the person’s faculties to drive are materially and appreciably impaired. Meaning, your ability to drive a vehicle safely is in question.
The penalties for a conviction of driving under the influence of drugs are identical to the consequences of a DUI conviction in South Carolina.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Penalties
Consequences of a DUI conviction include:
- A suspended license,
- jail time,
- a fine,
- required enrollment in Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)
- community service,
- SR-22 insurance,
- loss of your job and more.
Proving You Are Guilty of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs:
Illegal drugs are not the only things that can impair your ability to drive; several prescription drugs also carry warnings of drowsiness and to use caution while driving. If you are pulled for driving under the influence of drugs, you may be asked to submit to a test in which your urine is screened for the presence of drugs.
Circumstantial evidence may be used to prove that you were driving under the influence of drugs including how you were driving, how you appeared when you were pulled over, the recording of your field sobriety tests, any chemical test results, as well as expert testimony.
Contact a DUI Lawyer
Arrested for driving under the influence or charged with a sleep driving DUI? Criminal defense lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC provide a no-fee consultation to discuss the facts of your DUI case and to discuss whether to plead guilty or not guilty.
Founded by a former U.S. Attorney, the team at Strom Law also includes a former Public Defender. The firm is awarded the highest Martindale-Hubble ranking and collectively holds more than 50 years of complex litigation experience.
Fill out the Free Case Evaluation form or call us immediately (803-252-4800). Let us fight your DUI charge, and help you protect your freedom and financial future. We offer flexible payment plans and accept Visa and Mastercard.