Facing a DUI charge in Columbia, South Carolina can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. You’re going to have to face the complexities of the judicial system, and you need...
How Our South Carolina DUI Defense Lawyers Can Help You
Being charged with an alcohol or drug-related offense in South Carolina is a very serious matter. A conviction can have permanent effects on both your life and liberty. Before taking any legal action on your own, you should talk to a DUI defense lawyer at The Jeffcoat Firm.
Our experienced attorneys can evaluate the facts of your case and advise you about the best strategies to seek the best possible outcome.
Even if you had been drinking at the time of your arrest, you aren’t necessarily out of options. An investigation could reveal that breathalyzer equipment was faulty or that law enforcement did not follow proper protocols when making the traffic stop. Witnesses may be able to bolster your claim that you were not intoxicated or impaired. In cases where a conviction is unavoidable, our DUI lawyers can still argue to get the charges minimized or have the penalties reduced so that you can keep your driver’s license and avoid jail time.
You do have the right to represent yourself (pro se) in the South Carolina court system. However, statistics show that pro se defendants have a much lower success rate than those who have hired an attorney to fight on their behalf.
If convicted, a DUI will remain on your criminal record forever. That can be damaging to your personal reputation. It may also impact your ability to drive, get a job and pursue educational opportunities. With so much at stake, contact our Lexington and Columbia DUI defense lawyers for a free consultation today.
What Our South Carolina Professional License Defense Lawyers Can Do for You
If you’re facing allegations of professional misconduct in South Carolina, it’s natural to bestressed and even scared. There is a lot to lose – not only your license, but also your personal and professional reputation and livelihood.
Even when cases appear to be unsubstantiated, the stain from any sort of professional investigation can have lasting consequences. That’s why it’s important to have a dedicated professional license defense attorney on your side.
The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation oversees more than 40 professions in the state, ranging from medicine and dentistry to engineering and accounting. Anyone can file a complaint against a practitioner, which sets an LLR investigation into motion.
Our professional license defense attorneys are prepared to stand by your side during the administrative process and fight for you to keep your license or avoid suspensions, restrictions, fines and probation. We can also argue against a public reprimand, which can sometimes be just as damaging to your résumé as more severe penalties.
You have the right to counsel from the moment you are notified of an LLR grievance. It’s wise to speak with our professional license defense lawyers immediately so that you are protected from start to finish. You worked so hard to obtain your professional license. We can help you keep it.
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