Contesting The Most Serious DUI Charges
Are you facing charges for your second, third or even fourth DUI? If so, a conviction could result in large fines, extensive incarceration, skyrocketing car insurance rates, prolonged driver’s license suspension and a criminal record.
When the stakes are this high, it is absolutely imperative to have an experienced West Columbia felony DUI attorney by your side.
At the Taylor Law Firm, LLC, in West Columbia, our felony drunk driving defense attorneys are skillful and highly regarded. Attorney Heath Taylor has more than 10 years of experience defending clients against multiple DUI/DWI charges. A past president of the South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Mr. Taylor is recognized by his peers in the local legal community as a highly skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.
The Severe Penalties Following A Multiple DUI/DWI Conviction
If you are convicted of more than one DUI offense in 10 years, our Lexington County multiple DUI lawyers will help you fight the severe penalties:
- Second DUI offense: You may face anywhere from five days to three years in jail and fines from $2,100 to $6,500.
- Third DUI offense: You may face anywhere from 60 days to five years in jail, and fines from $3,800 to $10,000.
- Fourth or subsequent DUI offense: You may face anywhere from one to seven years in prison.
Our West Columbia felony DUI attorneys will carefully investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest, including the arresting officer’s account and any field sobriety exercise or Breathalyzer tests administered. We also carefully examine your criminal record to ensure that you have been properly charged.
Felony DUI/DWI Arrests Involving Serious Injury Or Death
If you caused a serious or fatal accident, you will more than likely be charged with felony drunk driving. These charges are prosecuted very aggressively and, if convicted, you face up to 25 years in prison. Even though you did not intend to cause someone’s injury or death, the prosecution will show you no mercy.
If you are accused of a felony DUI/DWI, hire an attorney whose courtroom style is equally aggressive and who will fight to protect your rights and your future.
Fighting A Driver’s License Revocation
Please note, the Department of Motor Vehicles is required to revoke your driver’s license for five years in the wake of felony DUI/DWI charges. We understand what a revoked license can do to your family, your freedom and your job. If possible, we will petition the DMV for limited driving privileges or a reduced suspension period.