December 1, 2014

By Vannoy Law Firm



If you are arrested and charged with DUI 1st in Charleston or Berkeley County, you will be given a ticket with an initial court date.  If you refuse the test or provide a breath sample of .15% or greater, your license will be initially suspended for either one month or six months (one month for .15% or greater, six months for a refusal).  You only have thirty days from the date of the arrest to request an administrative hearing challenging the license suspension.  Some folks I speak with get confused by these two court cases going on at once.  A person could lose the DUI case and win the implied consent hearing challenging their license suspension, lose the license hearing and win the DUI, or win or lose both.  These cases are independent of one another.  The DUI case is criminal and the implied consent case is administrative in nature.  Both cases are very important however as both cary lasting consequences.  If you have questions about this article or about a DUI case, feel free to call me today for a free case evaluation and consultation. 

If you have been charged with a DUI, traffic ticket, criminal offense, or a probation violation, feel free to contact me to discuss your options.  I also handle driver's license issues, parole cases, and other matters.  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.

Photo-3Brady 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 Vannoy is a member of The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in South Carolina.  You can find his profile at www.thenationaltriallawyers.org.

Brady Vannoy's office is located in downtown Moncks Corner.  He regularly takes 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 National Trial Lawyers, Top 100.  Brady defends DUI and all types of criminal cases in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties along with other areas of the South Carolina low country.  He can be reached at (843) 761-0610, brady@vannoymurphy.com, or through the contact page on this website.

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