Have you been charged with a DUI in Folly Beach, SC?
You need a skilled lawyer to fight your DUI charge and improve your chances of securing a favorable outcome.
You never thought it could happen to you.
And then after a couple of drinks, you find yourself facing a DUI in Folly Beach, SC.
The after effects of a DUI are very real. And you may be feeling overwhelmed, intimidated and even scared. This is especially true when considering the permanent impact the DUI may have on your record.
Fortunately, the attorneys at Kulp Law understand the cost of consequences a DUI conviction can have on your life.
A DUI in Folly Beach can have major consequences
Drivers in South Carolina who are found with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) above 0.8 will be charged with a DUI. And courts in Folly Beach take DUI charges seriously, imposing stiff fines and harsh penalties for these offenses.
Law enforcement officers can stop drivers in South Carolina if they believe the driver’s abilities are impaired. A driver who’s just had a “few drinks” can be charged with a DUI, even if his or her Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is less than 0.8.
If the results of a breath or blood test show BAC over 0.15, the driver will charged with a DUI with enhanced criminal and administrative penalties.
The fact is, courts in Folly Beach take DUI charges seriously. So they work diligently, imposing stiff fines and harsh criminal and administrative penalties for these offenses.
Without a knowledgeable DUI attorney, you’re at risk — even for a first-offense DUI. What’s more, a DUI conviction can negatively impact your future with potential:
- Loss of employment and difficulty securing a future job
- Loss of a professional license
- Higher insurance rates
- Serious financial setbacks
- Personal and family embarrassment
That’s why people charged with driving under the influence in Folly Beach come to Kulp Law. Just like you, they want to avoid:
- Jail time
- Significant fines
- Driver’s license suspension
- Ignition interlock device (IID)
- Court required drug and alcohol treatment
- High rate insurance
Questions about DUI in Folly Beach
If you’re like most, you probably have a ton of questions about your DUI charge. So we’ve taken the time to answer a few of those questions below:
1. How can I find out if my license has been suspended?
If you received a Notice of Suspension form, your privilege to drive in South Carolina is currently suspended. The arresting officer should have physically taken your drivers license.
2. Can I get a temporary or restricted license?
Usually, first-time offenders are eligible for a temporary alcohol restricted license (TARL), and we begin expediting the process of getting a TARL when a potential client calls our firm.
In order to be eligible for a TARL you must request an Administrative Hearing. The filing fee for an administrative hearing is $200.
3. What if I refused to blow?
If you refused a breath test, the arresting officer will confiscate your license on the spot, and your driving privileges revoked for six months. The officer will then provide you with a pink-colored “Notice of Suspension” form. You can request an Administrative Hearing using the back side of this form.
4. How can Kulp Law help me?
At Kulp Law, we will investigate every detail of your case. We’ll collect police reports, photographs, breath test records, video and audio recordings in order to properly analyze everything that happened during your DUI arrest.
You can count on us to:
- Interview the police and witnesses
- Evaluate the validity of the blood or breath tests administered during your arrest
- Make sure the arresting officer had a valid reason to stop you
- Determine if Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) were administered correctly by a properly trained officer
- Assist with administrative hearings to get your license back after a suspension
- Negotiate with prosecutors to reduce charges
- Use our knowledge to analyze the evidence against you in order to beat the case or minimize the consequences it has on your life
- Use over thirty years of trial experience to make sure that your day in court has the best possible chance for success.
Most importantly, you can count on our firm to do absolutely everything that is both legal and ethical to get the best possible result for your case.
We’ve also perfected a systematic approach to tracking every piece of information related to your case so you can be rest assured that our entire staff can access it at any time.
Questions to ask your SC DUI attorney
We understand that choosing an attorney can be a difficult task. And because your future is on the line, you want to make the right choice. So here are a few questions you should ask your attorney:
- How much of your practice is devoted to DUI defense?
- Will I receive regular status updates? How often? What will they include?
- Will you be the one representing me in court or will someone else be there? If so, who else will represent me in court?
With over 36 years of experience representing clients in local, state and federal courts, Timothy Kulp has successfully represented thousands of people charged with DUI in South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. But don’t let these numbers fool you, we genuinely care about each individual case.
“We pride ourselves on being available to clients and communicating with them candidly every step of the way.” – Timothy Kulp
Our attorneys are available to answer questions and are highly responsive to email. And our paralegal is available 24/7, so you’ll always have someone to help you.
Time is of the essence. So stop overthinking it and take the next steps to protect your freedom.
Dial 843-853-3310, or use this form to speak with a DUI attorney in Folly Beach. It won’t cost you anything to explore your options.