The Costs Of A DUI Are Far Higher Than You Think

The first thing you should know is that driving under the influence charges bring about serious ramifications. A first-offense DUI can result in a jail sentence of up to 90 days, loss of your driver's license for six months, fines and surcharges of over $1,000, skyrocketing insurance rates, and possible loss of employment. For future offenses, the consequences get even harsher.

South Carolina takes drunk driving seriously. Here at Doughty Law Firm, LLC, in North Charleston, South Carolina, we can help you understand your rights and options. DUI defense attorney Thad Doughty has been a public defender, prosecutor and Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) officer, and he brings more than 23 years of experience to the table. He understands your situation, the impact it can have on your future and what steps you must take to protect that future in every way possible.

The Real Cost Of A DUI

Before you even meet with a lawyer, you should know that your driver's license can be suspended before you are convicted of anything. If you contact us soon enough, attorney Thad Doughty can represent you at your driver's license suspension hearing and prepare your defense against the criminal charges.

You should not face DUI charges alone. The real cost could be your life as you know it, especially if you need to drive for a living. Anyone who considers driving on a suspended license could face additional criminal charges.

There Is Always A Defense

To limit the consequences of a DUI arrest, it is important to contact a skilled defense attorney as soon as possible. We encourage you to use our online contact form or call us at 843-501-9342.