First DUI Offenses
Trusted Lexington DUI Defense Attorney
Are you or a loved one facing their very first DUI offense? While not every
driver ends up being accused of DUI in their lifetime, these cases are
common and the accused come from every walk of life, regardless of their
criminal history or status in the community. Because a simple lapse in
judgment can happen to anyone, our firm believes that our clients facing
a first-time DUI deserve an advocate by their side ready to protect their
J. Bradley Baker LLC, our clients can count on their case being backed by 15 years of legal
Lexington, SC DUI defense lawyer knows that to look for in these cases when developing a defense and, in
every case, can ensure that our clients receive every consideration they
deserve both in and outside the courtroom.
You do not have to face your first DUI charge without a proven advocate
in your corner.
Call our firm at 803.403.1485 today.
DUI First Offense Penalties
One of the most challenging realities of a DUI conviction is that the state
of South Carolina provides numerous penalties for the accused. While no
one penalty is especially serious, combined, they can add up to a serious
interruption of the convicted’s life. The most serious of these
penalties, jail time, is dictated by the accused's blood alcohol content
(BAC) at the time of their arrest.
Jail time by BAC level in South Carolina is as follows:
- BAC .08% to .10% - minimum of 2 days of jail (maximum: 30 days)
- BAC over .10%, less than .16% - minimum of 3 days in jail (maximum: 30 days)
- BAC .16% and over - minimum of 30 days in jail (maximum: 90 days)
The good news is that, in most cases, jail time can be avoided by first
time offender. Other penalties, such as license suspensions, fines, and
mandatory substance abuse assessments may apply. For more information
on first-time DUI penalties and what our
criminal defense firm can do to help minimize any sentence and resolve this matter as swiftly
as possible, contact us today.
Use our online form to request a
free case evaluation with us now.