A first-time DUI offense can carry more substantial penalties than you might expect. For example, in South Carolina, it is possible to be sentenced to as many as 30 days in jail for a first offense. However, not all drunk driving charges are built on solid ground. As your lawyer, I will investigate your situation in an effort to catch any mistakes that may have been made along the way.
I am criminal defense attorney William A. Hodge, and I know how important it is for you to avoid life-changing penalties and keep a DUI off your record. I provide aggressive, honest legal guidance for anyone in the Columbia area or throughout South Carolina who is facing DUI charges.
Few things in life are more important than your freedom. My approach to criminal charges of any kind is to protect your freedom first. For those facing first-time DUI charges, this means protecting your driver’s license, keeping you out of jail and avoiding the ignition interlock device, which you may be ordered to use if your blood-alcohol level is .015 or higher.
I take an aggressive approach to protecting my clients who are charged with DUI. Among the strategies I will use to protect you are:
In your first consultation, I will give you my straightforward and honest opinion about your options and what I can do for you. Call me at 803-457-2216 or send me an email to arrange an appointment.
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