Frequently Asked Questions For Our South Carolina DUI / DUAC Lawyers

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving with unlawful alcohol concentration (DUAC) in South Carolina, you may be confused about the consequences you face and intimidated by the process that lies ahead.

An attorney from Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C., can help to ease your stress by explaining your situation and making sure your rights are fully protected. Our law firm features veteran criminal defense lawyers with many years of experience with helping those charged with DUI or DUAC in Spartanburg, Greenville and throughout Upstate South Carolina. Contact us today to discuss the specific facts of your case.

You may also get a better understanding of how South Carolina DUI / DUAC laws work by reviewing the answers to the following frequently asked questions that our firm’s criminal defense lawyers receive.


What is the difference between a DUI and DUAC in South Carolina?

The simple answer is that a DUI charge is based on your driving, while a DUAC charge is based on your blood-alcohol concentration. However, the penalties for DUI and DUAC are the same. You want to avoid a conviction for either one. Continue reading

Will I lose my South Carolina driver’s license if I refuse to give a breathalyzer test?

Yes, if you refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test, your driver’s license will be suspended under South Carolina’s “implied consent” law. However, an attorney can help you to get your driving privileges restored. Continue reading

Is there any way to challenge the breathalyzer test results in my DUAC case?

Yes, there are many ways to challenge the breath test results. An attorney can identify problems by making a close examination of the facts in your case. Continue reading

Will I go to jail if I am convicted of a DUI or DUAC charge in South Carolina?

The answer will mainly depend on whether you have any prior DUI or DUAC arrests and the blood-alcohol concentration determined in your case. However, there may be other factors that a court considers. Continue reading

Will I need to have an ignition interlock device installed in my vehicle if I am convicted of DUI?

If you are convicted of multiple DUI / DUAC offenses in South Carolina, you may have an ignition interlock device (IID) placed on your car as part of your punishment. An IID is not used for a first-offense DUI conviction. Continue reading