South Carolina DUI’ Law, Lawyers, Penalty and Fines

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A DUI charge is a serious matter. Whether it’s your first offense or your third offense, you need information and help and you need them fast. Here is your one-stop source for South Carolina DUI lawyers, South Carolina DUI laws, and what a South Carolina DUI attorney can do for you.

South Carolina DUI/DWI Glossary of Terms

South Carolina DUI/DWI Insurance Consequences:

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South Carolina DUI Convictions:

First Offense:  

Jail:  A minimum of 48 hours in jail, up to 90 days. 

Fine:  Range from $400 to $1,000.

License Revocation:  6 months.


Second Offense: 

Jail:  A minimum of 5 days in jail, up to 1 year.

Fine:  $2,100 to $6,500.

License Revocation:  1 year.


Third Offense: 

Jail:  A minimum of 60 days in jail, up to 5 years.

Fine:  Range from $3,500 to $10,000.

License Revocation:   2 years.


South Carolina BAC Per Se: 0.08%

High BAC: 0.15%

BAC Zero Tolerance: 0.02%

Commercial Driver BAC While Operating a Commercial Vehicle:  0.04%

South Carolina Implied Consent Law/Test Refusal Consequences: Yes. If you refuse an alcohol test, your license will be immediately suspended for 90 days.

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