In SC, all drivers have given their implied consent to be tested for alcohol or drugs upon request by a police officer if arrest for DUI. This does NOT mean you must submit to the test. You may refuse to take a breath test, and such refusal is not considered disobeying a police command.
If you refuse to take a breath test, your license will be immediately suspended for at least six months. If you take the test and register a BAC of 0.15 or more, your license will be immediately suspended for at least one month. Additionally, you must enroll in the Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) before your license is reinstated.
However, each driver is entitled to appeal their suspension and request an administrative hearing. You can then get a temporary alcohol license that will allow you to drive pending your appeal. You only have 30 days from the date of your suspension to appeal. Our DUI lawyers can help with the appeal process. Contact Us Now
DUI Attorneys Serving the Charleston, SC Area
Our firm represents people charged with driving under the infuence (DUI) in the Charleston, SC area, including Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, N. Charleston, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Daniel Island, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, Awendaw and Moncks Corner. If you have been charged with DUI, give our Charleston, SC DUI lawyers a call to discuss your DUI case.