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What elements are involved in a drunk driving charge?

Most drivers in South Carolina know that being charged with a drunk driving offense can be highly problematic and could lead to serious consequences. Even if no one is hurt in the incident, you may still be charged if your blood alcohol concentration is found to be over the state’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.

The precise penalties you might face depend largely on the circumstances of your arrest. This can include how high your BAC was determined to be, whether you submitted to breath tests or other forms of inquiry and whether you have any prior conviction. If you have been involved in an accident while driving drunk, this could increase the charges against you.

It also varies from state to state whether you need to be driving a vehicle for it to count as a DUI offense. In some areas, as this article on DUI arrests explains, it is enough to be perceived as in control of the vehicle. For example, this could include being in the driver’s seat with keys in the ignition. However, every case is different, so it is often hard to predict the outcome of any individual incident.

If you are facing charges relating to a DUI offense, the future may seem quite uncertain. You may be worried about your trial and the possible implications of conviction. This could even be having an effect on your loved ones.

Fortunately, you do not need to face this difficult time by yourself. An attorney can explain the potential consequences ahead and may be able to assist you with forming your defense. With the right guidance, you may be able to avoid conviction or at least secure a reduced penalty.


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