DUI Defense

Get Your Life Back on Track with a DUI Attorney in Charleston, SC

If you've been charged with DUI in Charleston, South Carolina, you're probably a little worried about what to do next. Let an experienced DUI attorney help you. The Barrett Law Center DUI can assemble successful defenses for clients in the Charleston and Mt. Pleasant area. Our DUI attorney has the resources and experience needed to successfully represent you. I understand the DUI laws in South Carolina and can uphold them in all negotiations and/or court.

At the Barrett Law Center, I take on all kinds of DUI cases. I work diligently toward the goal of reducing your charges and preventing a DUI from negatively affecting your life.

I have attended and passed the 24-hour standard field sobriety test course (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) course) that law enforcement officers must attend before they can charge someone with DUI. This course covers things like:

  • What an officer should look for before stopping someone
  • Cues police may perceive upon initial contact with you
  • Medical checks that must be performed prior to administering the field sobriety test
  • Standards that must be met in order to conduct the field sobriety test
  • Clues as to impairment through administration of the three Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • How to write an incident report properly

This experience makes it possible for me to tell whether or not police officers conducted the field sobriety test properly.  In addition, I have also attended and passed the NHTSA Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course, NHTSA SFST Instructor course, and the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) overview course.

As a dedicated and professional DUI attorney I am also a member of The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUI-DLA). All of these things combined give me the experience and knowledge needed to represent individuals like you. I can proficiently devise drunk driving defense strategies to support your case.

DUAC Laws in South Carolina

DUAC stands for Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration. Similar to a DUI, South Carolina has a statue that makes it illegal for someone to drive a motor vehicle while impaired. This means that even if you’re capable of driving at a BAC of .08 or more, you are guilty of a DUAC charge if you have a BAC of .08 or higher, regardless of your driving capabilities. A driver can be charged with this crime if their breath or blood test is performed within two hours of the time of the arrest and probable cause existed to justify the traffic stop in and around Charleston, South Carolina. A driver can only be charged for a DUI or DUAC, but not both.

OVI Defense

An OVI charge stands for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. OVI is simply a term used in other states in place of DUI, DUAC or DWI.  If you believe you have been charged with an OVI in South Carolina, please contact the Barrett Law Center.  Having an experienced DUI attorney by your side can bring you some peace of mind about your future. Our resources allow us to represent you every step of the way the way that you deserve to be. We have experience with OVI defense and can build a strong case in your defense.

Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with a DUI Attorney Today

Whether you’ve been arrested for a DUI or DUAC in the Charleston area, it’s important to call an experienced DUI lawyer immediately. I understand the legal process and can guarantee the protection of your rights. To schedule a free consultation, call the Barrett Law Center at (843) 408-8455 today. I serve clients in both Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.