An Overview Of DUI Charges
DUI and DUAC Charges in Charleston
Cameron Marshall has been practicing criminal law in the Lowcountry for over twenty-five years. A substantial portion of his practice has been prosecuting and defending DUI cases. Mr. Marshall has handled hundreds of DUI cases in Charleston, South Carolina and has won jury verdicts for his clients in numerous trials.
If you have been charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DUAC (Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration), you should quickly retain skilled defense counsel. If your license has been suspended, you have only thirty days to request an administrative hearing, where your attorney will seek to have your driving privileges restored while your case is pending resolution. If you fail to meet the deadline, you will be forced to serve the entire suspension period imposed on the date of your arrest, and you will be required to complete the Alcohol Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP).
A DUI charge should be taken seriously. The consequences of a DUI can include license suspension, alcohol abuse counseling, increased insurance rates, installation of in-car breath testing machinery, heavy fines and jail time. Your current employment position and your future career and educational opportunities may also be negatively affected.
As an experienced and diligent DUI attorney in Charleston, Mr. Marshall will work hard to ensure that none of your constitutional and statutory rights have been violated, and that every scintilla of evidence favorable to you is presented to the police, the prosecutor, the judge and the jury in the event of trial. The goal of our aggressive, thorough defense is always to secure a dismissal if possible. DUI is a highly technical area of the law, and the police officer’s failure to meticulously observe each and every one of your rights may result in dismissal of your charge.
Among the technical aspects of your case which will be comprehensively examined for complete governmental compliance are the following:
- Whether the initial stop was legal, whether you were given your Miranda warnings at the proper time
- Whether required video and audio taping was performed, whether field sobriety tests were properly administered
- Whether you were properly advised of your implied consent rights
- Whether the Datamaster machine was working properly and had been properly maintained
- Whether the chain of custody on all evidence was properly handled.
When dismissal cannot be achieved, Mr. Marshall will work to secure for you the most favorable result possible, which may include reduction of charges and lessening of penalties.
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