At Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP we understand that each and every DUI case in the state of South Carolina is unique, and must be treated differently than a previous DUI case. In South Carolina, a DUI can be classified as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Felony DUI’s typically result when one’s decision to drive under the influence results in some sort of accident that ends up in “death” or “great bodily injury.”
Here, a 30-year-old South Carolina resident was operating his vehicle, which contained three passengers; a 29-year-old woman, and two children, when his vehicle collided into a tree. The woman and the children were taken to the hospital where the woman was pronounced dead hours later. This is a very tragic situation that could have been prevented had the man not been drinking. However, it is also important to ensure that the man’s rights are also taken into account when prosecuting him.
A felony DUI conviction can mean some incredibly serious penalties for the defendant; especially if a death has resulted. Fines can be as much as $25,000, and jail time as much as 25 years. Therefore, it is extremely imperative that one being charged with such a crime consults with competent defense counsel.
At Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP we will take the necessary steps to ensure that the accused is receiving the proper defense. We have a combined 75 years of experience in handling client cases, and will bring that experience to the table for every one of our clients. For a consultation, you can reach us at our Fort Mill, South Carolina office at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.