A Guilty Plea Should Be A Last Resort
Pleading guilty to a DUI charge should be your last option, not your first. Even if you blew a BAC test and were well beyond the legal limit, that doesn’t mean you need to let the power of the law lie only with the government. As an individual, you have rights, too.
Call us first. At Riesen DuRant LLC, we understand how the Charleston legal systems work. As former prosecutors, attorneys Trip Riesen and Rutledge DuRant are very familiar with just how powerful our state DUI (also known as DWI) laws can be. When you have us by your side, you can trust that we are looking out for your freedom.
Don’t Lose Your License Or Go To Jail
If you have been charged with DUI, you could face heavy fines, permanent suspension of your license, or even jail. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to defend your rights, and we will fight hard to get the charges resolved in a way that keeps your liberties intact.
In South Carolina, a DUI is a misdemeanor offense that can result in a number of penalties that leave you with a permanent criminal record. Having a criminal record will make it difficult for you to pass standard background checks that may be required for employment, housing and financial assistance. It’s important to protect yourself from these collateral consequences.
Why Hire A Lawyer? Why Not Just Plead Guilty?
In short, it’s your right to defend yourself. DUI cases are not as clear-cut as they often seem. Challenging the charges means protecting your freedom and future opportunities by preventing a DUI from being on your record. We can challenge the evidence by reviewing police reports and questioning BAC tests, which could minimize or eliminate the impact a DUI charge has on your life.
Due to the life-altering legal consequences that are involved, it is always in your best interest to hire a lawyer to defend yourself. We have the legal background and knowledge it takes to fight charges of drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs.
We Offer Free Consultation
Let us know how we can help. Call us at our Mount Pleasant office: 843-800-2473. Or, email us via our online contact form and we will be in touch to set up a time to meet. We look forward to hearing from you.