In South Carolina, a person will be charged with a DUI if they are found to have a BAC level ( blood alcohol level) of .08 or higher. The penalty is anywhere from 30 days jail time, to 48 hours of community service by a number of designated programs. Moreover, they will be forced to pay a fine of at least $400.
However, if it is your first DUI offense, and your BAC level of anywhere from .1 to .15, their penalty could still be 30 days in jail, yet the community service may be elevated to 72 hours, and the fine will be increased by $100, to $500.
Lastly, if it is your first DUI offense, and your BAC level is .16 or higher, your jail sentence could be anywhere from 30 to 60 days, plus additional community service. The fine for this penalty is up to $1000.
If you have just be charged with your first, second, third, and so forth, then contact the DUI Defense attorneys at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 for more
information on your case and options and possible outcomes