Driving under the Influence, also known as DUI, is an offense that occurs when a driver operates a motorized vehicle (car, truck, boat, or motorcycle) with a breath alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or higher or if the motorist is under the influence of alcohol, chemical or controlled substances to the extent that his normal abilities to operate a motor vehicle are impaired. A DUI in Charleston can even occur when a driver takes some types of medicines that affect how he operates a motor vehicle.
DUI First is charged as a misdemeanor, but in some instances, the accused driver may face felony charges. When a driver is charged with felony DUI, it may be due to previous DUI-related arrests and convictions. DUI can become a Felony DUI when an accused driver injures or kills someone in a DUI-related car accident. Felony DUI comes with serious fines as well as jail time.
Being charged or arrested with a DUI of any type is a serious situation that will demand much attention from a professional and knowledgeable DUI attorney. Thrower & Schwartz are prepared to take your case, be it a DUI 1st all the way to a Felony DUI. Many times a DUI case involves field sobriety tests, breath tests or blood tests. DUI cases can be highly technical with many legal requirements that an officer must follow in each and every DUI stop/arrest. It takes an experienced DUI lawyer to know all the ins and outs of the law and how to best use them to your advantage. Thrower & Schwartz will thoroughly investigate your case to make sure that the police property administered these tests by the rules and guide you through the process, making sure you understand both your rights and your options.
Our Goal is to pursue a complete dismissal of criminal charges when the client has been falsely arrested and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Our firm strives to provide ethical and reliable representation to each of our clients. Attorneys Bill Thrower and Ryan Schwartz handle each case with the intensity and professionalism.
DUI convictions can lead to significant and damaging penalties that can haunt you later in life. Not only can you lose your license but you could face substantial fines, significant jail time, a criminal record and increased insurance rates or even lose your job. You must find a lawyer who you can trust to protect your best interest with a skilled defense and representation.
If you are facing a DUI charge in any of the Lowcountry areas such as Charleston, Goose Creek, Awendaw, Moncks Corner, Summerville or anywhere else in the Lowcounty then it is important to contact our office for a free DUI lawyer consultation and case evaluation so that we can closely examine your situation to see the best options for assisting you. Thrower & Schwartz have experience with everything from first time DUIs to multiple DUIs. A drunk driving charge can affect you and your family for years to come, it is important that you have an effective lawyer to defend your case.