DUI Lawyer | How Long Will A DUI Show Up On My Record?

Getting a DUI happens to the best of us, but unfortunately, a DUI is something that can negatively impact many parts of our life including getting a job or passing a background check. If you’ve already been convicted of a DUI, your DUI lawyer should be able to give you all the details of your sentencing and conviction. However, if you haven’t been convicted yet, or you’re wondering just how risky a DUI is to your future, here’s some information about DUIs in South Carolina you need to know:

DUIs and Your Record

A DUI lawyer can help you get your fines and penalties for a DUI lowered, and your DUI even dismissed, but if you’re convicted, that DUI will stay with you forever as they cannot be expunged from your criminal record in South Carolina.

The driving record your insurance company looks at has different stipulations, however. A DUI will drop off your driving records in ten years and no longer affect your insurance premiums.

How Can I Get Out of a DUI? Hire a DUI Lawyer? 

The only way to get out of a DUI is to hire a DUI lawyer. An attorney can make a case for improper police procedures, suppressed evidence, or a motion for dismissal based on any number of factors. Judges may dismiss cases where police did not follow mandatory provisions for administering sobriety tests or implied consent laws.

DUIs can also be reduced by the prosecutor rewriting the charges to be a non-DUI offense, such as reckless driving. However, depending on where you live, your driver’s license can still be suspended for non-DUI traffic offenses. Prosecutors will offer a reduced charge often in exchange for completion of an intervention program. Reckless driving charges can then be expunged upon completion of these types of programs.

If you have recently been arrested for a DUI and need a lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, Call the Law Office of Peter David Brown at 843-971-0099.