It is unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle within Beaufort County, South Carolina while his BAC is .08% or more. This is South Carolina's "Per Se" DUI law. However, the events during and following a DUI arrest play a huge role in your charges and in a laywer's ability to dismiss or reduce them.
Law enforcement must video tape your field sobriety tests, and the arresting officer's failure to do so may result in the dismissal of your DUI case. Often police officers forget to record critical parts of the field sobriety tests such as a person's eyes during the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus or a person's feet during a Walk & Turn test. Justin Maines is a successful, experienced Beaufort, South Carolina DUI trial attorney who will get these cases dismissed or reduced.
Unlike most states, South Carolina will try someone in their absence. It's often called bond forfeiture, but really it is a bench trial with no witnesses except the officer who arrested you. That's why it is critically important to retain Justin Maines as your Beaufort County DUI attorney before that first court date listed on the DUI ticket.
Justin Maines defends drivers arrested for DUI in Beaufort County, South Carolina and the surrounding areas. Justin Maines has the staff and experts from Atlanta and Columbia at his disposal to beat back the test results and win your case.
25 Clarks Summit Dr. Suite 102, Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone: 843-420-1555 / Fax: 912-231-1251