Priorities of DUI Defense

April 18, 2017

By Vannoy Law Firm

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My Top Priorities in a DUI Case

  1. Your license.  If you refuse to provide a breath sample or provide a sample of .15% or greater, by law your license should immediately be seized by the arresting officer.  Clients are eligible for a temporary alcohol license (which has little restrictions) upon requesting an administrative hearing, paying a filing fee of $200, and paying a $100 reinstatement fee.  This is usually our first priority in a DUI case for obvious reasons.
  2. Your initial court date.  Naturally, the vast majority of the folks I have had the privilege to represent in DUI cases cringed at the thought of "having to go to court".  After being hired, unless it is a truly unique situation, my office files paperwork with the court removing the case from its original court date.  Regardless, in a DUI 1st case, my Clients do not attend the initial court date.
  3. The Evidence.  After meeting with the Client, preparing the necessary paperwork for obtaining a license, and protecting the initial court date, we request the "discovery" in the case.  Usually a DUI case consists of an incident report, a citation, booking paperwork, and two videotapes, one from the road and one from the breath test room.  However with the onset of body cameras, we are seeing more videos in DUI cases than just the roadside and the breath test videos.

If you have been arrested for a gun charge, a DUI, drug charge, assault charge, or any other criminal offense in South Carolina please call my office to schedule a free interview.   I also handle driver's license issues, parole cases, and other matters.  If you have questions about a search warrant, arrest warrant, or any other issue involving your personal rights and liberty, please feel free to contact my office as well.  At my office, you will receive a free interview in criminal cases.  If retained, I will go about protecting your initial court appearance, if possible, and begin investigating the case.  If you have questions about a criminal or DUI case or questions about this article, feel free to contact me at (843) 761-0610.  If you would like to read more about South Carolina's DUI and criminal laws, copy/paste this link into your search heading https://bradyvannoy.com/blog/

If you have questions regarding a DUI or criminal case in Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester County, please contact my office today at (843) 761-0610 or through the contact page on this website.

DSC_0333Brady Vannoy is a criminal defense lawyer in Berkeley County, South Carolina.  He carries a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.  According to the rating system, "AV Preeminent(r) is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence."  Brady is also listed in Super Lawyers(r).  "Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations."

Brady regularly defends cases in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties.  Brady is a member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the South Carolina Association for Justice.  He can be reached at (843) 761-0610, brady@vannoymurphy.com, or through the contact page on this website.

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