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Fourth DUI Arrest

A fourth or subsequent charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) carries extremely stiff penalties.  You need the experienced representation of the lawyers at Bernstein and Bernstein to defend your rights in court.

A fourth DUI conviction in Columbia, South Carolina is punishable by:

  • imprisonment of at least 1 year, or up to 5 years

In addition, the court may also:

  • suspend your license and require you to surrender the registration and license plates of any vehicle owned or registered in your name
  • require the installation, at your expense, of an ignition interlock device designed to prevent the operation of the motor vehicle if the operator has consumed alcoholic beverages

Multiple DUI convictions carry very strong penalties.  No part of the minimum sentence may be suspended. However, with expert representation, the court may provide public service employment or time served on weekends or nights as they see fit.  Only an experienced attorney can help you minimize your sentence.

If you are charged with DUI in South Carolina, you need attorneys who specialize in defending these charges. Contact Bernstein and Bernstein for experienced DUI defense.