According to both South Carolina law and the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV), the number of offenses that gets placed on your driving record is reflected by the number of DUIs that you have received within a 10-year period.
Thereafter, if a person is driving on a suspended license, and is caught while doing so, their suspension shall be extended for an additional year. The same holds true if a person has received their 3rd DUI. If you receive 4 DUIs in South Carolina, then you’re driving privileges are then terminated.
Then, after 7 years, the driver may petition the appropriate court after certain requirements have been met.
Specifically, the driver must of not had ANY driving under the influence charges or driving while on a suspended license violations within the past seven years. Secondly, the driver must have completed the required Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs.
It is not required to have your SR-22 insurance of the 3 year period in which the original suspension has already ended. There will be no reinstatement fee if the SR-22 shows that there was no lapse during the coverage.
lastly, you must pay for the original ticket/fine, and then show proof via receipt to the SCDMV.
Some of this can get a little tricky. An experienced DUI attorney can handle all of the necessaries for you. Contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 for more information on your options.