Lexington DUI Lawyer
Facing a Lexington or Columbia South Carolina DUI Charge? The Law Office
of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, based in Lexington, South Carolina, is a
DUI and criminal defense law firm representing clients in all state and
local courts. Representation is available for all driving under the influence
charges including DUI, DUAC, Felony DUI, Reckless Homicide and all companion
charges including Drug Possession, Open Container, or Driving Under Suspension (DUS).
We provide no cost consultations to those seeking to hire a Lexington DUI
Defense Lawyer. Initial appointments are set by contacting our office at
(888) 301-6004. At your initial appointment you will receive a review of South Carolina
DUI law, and a review of your legal options. Once you choose to hire our
office for your DUI defense we go to work. If necessary we can
immediately start helping you restore a suspended driver's license due to the
breathalyzer procedure. If you have been recently arrested for any DUI
offense you likely have several questions you need answered:
- Did the police have probable cause to pull me over?
- What if my Miranda rights were not read?
- Did I make the right decision about the breathalyzer?
- Am I going to jail?
- What are my chances if I fight my DUI case?
If you or a loved one has been arrested for any driving offense, including
DUI or DUAC, in or around Lexington, South Carolina contact a Lexington
DUI Defense Lawyer at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, today.
Don't assume that your case is hopeless – no case is. We will
help you answer your questions and more importantly, develop a strategy
to protect your personal, financial and family security as you face criminal
Although no attorney can ever guarantee a specific result in a criminal
case, if your DUI is not dismissed or reduced to your satisfaction, we
will not be afraid to fight your case in court.
Frequently Asked DUI Questions
A starting point for anyone facing a DUI arrest would be to read our answers
to the following frequently asked questions:
What is the legal meaning of DUI in South Carolina?
South Carolina's main DUI law is contained in S.C. Code § 56-5-2930.
This law makes it unlawful to operate a motor vehicle while materially
and appreciably impaired. The same law applies to both intoxication due
to alcohol as well as prescription and recreational drugs. Not only though
are the police or Highway Patrol required to prove impairment, they also
must comply with required arrest procedures.
What are my rights to challenge a DUI arrest?
All defendants charged with any level of DUI are entitled to fully contest
each and every aspect of their case. This includes a right to pre-trial
discovery, a right to challenge the police investigation and arrest procedures,
and a trial by jury. Many cases are resolved by filing pre-trial motions
involving police arrest procedures.
DUI – An Expensive Conviction
Just because you have been arrested for a South Carolina DUI does not mean
that you have been convicted. You don't become convicted until you
either plead guilty, plead no contest or are found guilty by the Court.
There is no difference in the penalty between those who plead guilty or
who are found guilty after a trial. If you are convicted of DUI you will
face a high fine, publically available criminal record, prospect of losing
your employment, mandatory suspension of your driver's license, required
alcohol and drug counseling program and expensive insurance. This is in
addition to the real possibility of a jail sentence – and applies
to everyone even those with no prior criminal record facing their first
DUI charge. A first time conviction could cost you over $10,000. If you
have recently been convicted of DUI contact our office about the possibility of a
Contact a Lexington DUI defense lawyer today!
Contact the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, today about your DUI
or related arrest today by calling
(888) 301-3532. Initial appointments are scheduled at our office located at 316 South
Lake Drive, Lexington, South Carolina. Lexington DUI Defense includes
all cases pending in the Lexington County Traffic Court, Lexington County
DUI Court, Lexington General Sessions, and Courts in Lexington, Irmo,
Swansea, Pelion, Springdale, Cayce, West Columbia, Chapin, Batesburg Leesville,
Pine Ridge, and South Congaree.