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Charged with DUI?

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Charged with DUI?

Worried about Losing Your License or Jail Time?

Just because you have been arrested for DUI does not mean you have been convicted of a crime. To be convicted, the state must prove your case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Bannister, Wyatt, and Stalvey was there for me when I thought things were hopeless. After an intense investigation, they found some things no one had thought of and it saved the day for me.

- Jay Saxon, Greenville, SC

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Time Is Running Out...

Act Now, Before It's Too Late.

If you have been charged with DUI in South Carolina, you only have 30 days to request a hearing for temporary driving privileges so it is important to act quickly.

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Important!

Remember a Few Key Things:

Every Case Is Unique.

Every DUI case is unique so we encourage clients to schedule a free initial consultation where we can provide legal advice best suited for your situation.

First-Offense DUI is Still Serious.

First-time DUI offenders can face jail time, fines up to $1,000, a suspended license, mandatory drug/alcohol counseling, increased insurance rates (or loss of coverage), or possibly the loss of employment.

Second-Offense DUI Could Mean More Jail Time

If this is your second or more DUI charge within 10 years of your first charge, you will face mandatory jail time and increased fines.

Your License WILL Be Suspended.

After an arrest for DUAC or DUI, you are likely facing an automatic suspension of your driver’s license. There are ways an attorney can help you quickly get a temporary license that will allow you to continue driving legally while your case is being resolved. If you are caught driving while your license is suspended, you will be re-arrested for a separate criminal offense.

Your License Suspension May Be Extended.

An additional suspension period, which runs consecutive to any pending suspension, will be imposed. This mistake is the most common mistake we seen in DUI/DUAC cases and, unfortunately, results in a situation where an individual is facing years of having their driver’s license suspended. This is why having an attorney to help you drive legally as quickly as possible is so important.

What Should You Do Next?

A DUI conviction can have far reaching consequences. We recommend you seek qualified legal representation quickly. An arrest or charge does not mean you are guilty. The prosecution needs to prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. An experienced DUI lawyer can help you plan a smart defense that takes into account state law and legal nuances.

At Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, our DUI attorneys provide a free initial consultation to explain your rights and discuss the details of your case. Give us a call today at (864) 298-0084 or fill out the contact form above.

ABOUT

Our Attorneys

Jim Bannister

James Bannister - Managing Partner

James W. Bannister (“Jim”) is committed to providing his clients with experienced, insightful and well-prepared criminal defense representation in a broad range of cases. Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in criminal defense advocacy since 2007, Mr. Bannister has been named to Super Lawyers for his work in criminal defense in 2010 and 2012-2017, and garnered a listing in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2007 in the categories of criminal defense, white-collar criminal defense, and DUI defense.

Alex Stalvey

Alex Stalvey - Managing Partner

Alex Stalvey served as a prosecutor in Spartanburg and Greenville counties prior to joining the firm in 2009. Based on his extensive experience in the courtroom, Alex achieved Criminal Trial Advocacy Certification from the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 2014. He has represented clients as lead trial counsel on various cases, including Murder, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Burglary and DUI.

Alex speaks regularly on criminal defense strategies and has given presentations to local and statewide conferences. He also has published articles on criminal law in several publications including South Carolina Lawyer and the Justice Bulletin.