A Drunk Driving Conviction Can Turn Your Life Upside Down

We Work To Minimize The Impact Of DUI Or Other Criminal Charges

If you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in South Carolina, it is important to know the penalties are severe and the repercussions can last far beyond any time you spend in jail or whatever fines you pay. By enlisting the help of our experienced DUI attorneys, many of those who face DUI charges are able to minimize the impact.

At McCormick Law Firm in Beaufort, we help individuals throughout the Lowcountry get DUI or other criminal charges reduced or dismissed. Attorneys Harvey W. McCormick and Jean McCormick are both former prosecutors who have worked the other side of these cases. They know how the state builds DUI cases, as well as the most common mistakes police make during DUI arrests that can lead to a case being dismissed. Our legal team is also familiar with alternative sentencing programs in South Carolina that allow defendants to retain driving privileges and keep a DUI off their criminal record.

Understanding DUI Penalties

Under South Carolina law, if you are convicted of driving drunk for the first time, you face suspension of your driver's license for a minimum of 30 days. It is also likely you will pay fines and charges well over $1,000, and get hit with increased auto insurance rates on top of that. Any subsequent DUI convictions will result in enhanced charges.

You can see why it is critical to take a DUI arrest seriously and wise to enlist help from an experienced DUI defense law office like McCormick Law Firm. Our attorneys also defend clients against a wide range of other criminal charges, including:

  • Traffic offenses
  • Drug charges
  • Theft and burglary
  • Assault
  • Domestic violence

We Conduct Thorough Investigations

Whether we defend you against DUI charges or another criminal matter, we will carefully review the facts of your case and complete our own investigation to determine if your rights were violated. Police often fail to follow proper procedures when administering sobriety tests, roadside tests or when conducting a search for evidence. We have been able to suppress evidence in past cases and have the charges dismissed.

If it makes sense in your case, we will work to reach agreeable terms for a plea agreement. We routinely negotiate for reduced charges, allowing our clients to avoid litigation and not miss any work. If a fair agreement cannot be reached through negotiation or arbitration, we have trial-tested lawyers who are always ready to advocate in court on your behalf.

Ready To Help You Out Of A Bad Situation

We invite you to schedule a consultation in which we can review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment of what you might expect. Call 843-593-0359 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.