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Attorney Sharpe at The Law Office of Patrick C. Sharpe Focuses on DUI Law in Columbia, SC

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, it’s important to speak with a qualified DUI attorney right away. The Law Office Of Patrick C. Sharpe has years of experience representing DUI cases. Attorney Sharpe is committed to going above and beyond during the course of your case to pursue a favorable outcome.

Call now to arrange a free consultation with Attorney Sharpe. From his office in Columbia, South Carolina, he proudly serves clients throughout the area, including residents of Lexington, Irmo, Orangeburg, and Camden.

Signs Of Drunk Driving

South Carolina police officers are trained to watch for impaired drivers on the roads. Some of the behaviors they look for include:

  • Swerving your vehicle to correct its course
  • Driving in the middle of two lanes
  • Drifting from side to side on the road
  • Nearly hitting something or someone
  • Erratically hitting on your brakes
  • Making a rolling stop during a right turn, either at a red traffic light or a stop sign
  • Turning too widely or too narrowly
  • Driving too cautiously or too slowly

If a law enforcement officer notices you exhibiting behaviors like those listed above, you may be at risk of receiving a DUI charge.

Do I Have To Consent To A Breathalyzer Test?

In DUI cases, the police will ask to check your alcohol concentration through a breathalyzer test. In South Carolina, DUI suspects are required to consent to a breathalyzer test if the police officer requests them to do so.

Since a DUI is a serious charge, an officer’s investigation will be governed by state laws and procedures. DUI suspects in South Carolina are not allowed to refuse DUI testing, but they can request for a blood test instead of the breathalyzer test. DUI laws also require DUI offenders to pay for DUI testing if they do not have insurance.

What Are The Consequences Of A DUI Conviction?

It’s important to understand the penalties you could be facing if you’re convicted of a DUI charge. A DUI conviction in South Carolina may result in:

  • Jail time

  • Fines

  • License suspension

  • License reinstatement fees

  • Ignition interlock device (IID) installment

In addition to the aforementioned penalties, you could also be required to complete an alcohol and drug safety program.

Get skilled defense against the harsh penalties of a DUI conviction by retaining an experienced DUI attorney. Contact the Law Office of Patrick C. Sharpe in Columbia, South Carolina, today for fierce representation when you need it most. Attorney Sharpe is prepared to be your dedicated advocate from start to finish.

How Can A DUI Lawyer Help You?

A South Carolina DUI lawyer will help you with your drunk driving charges. Attorney Sharpe can help you understand the charges against you and helps protect your rights. He will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly during court proceedings so they can be resolved as quickly as possible.

A South Carolina DUI lawyer help you in many ways, including:

  • help to protect your rights
  • help you understand the charges
  • help during court proceedings
  • help make sure the process goes smoothly

Your lawyer will help you with all your legal issues, from the first time you are contacted by police through the trial. A South Carolina DUI lawyer helps protect your rights and will help make sure that you understand what is going on throughout the legal process. Your attorney will help you understand the charges against you and help you to try and avoid penalties that could be given to those who plead guilty or are found guilty of driving under the influence.

Consult A Columbia DUI Attorney At The Law Office Of Patrick C. Sharpe, LLC.

If you are facing a driving under the influence charge, consult The Law Office Of Patrick C. Sharpe, LLC.

Patrick C. Sharpe is an experienced attorney who knows how to guide his clients through the complexities of South Carolina DUI defense. His goals are to establish your credibility while defending your rights in the courtroom in order to secure the best possible outcome for you during this challenging time.

During the consultation, Attorney Sharpe will discuss your case and provide a free defense evaluation as well as a possible plan of action for your case.