North Charleston DUI Defense Lawyer

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is an area of law that is constantly evolving. Rad Deaton works diligently to stay apprised of the most recent judicial decisions concerning DUI laws and strive to apply all knowledge gained to each case in the effort to obtain a favorable result for each and every client. Each case is different mostly because the facts of each case are different. However, the one constant that a client of the Deaton Law Firm can bank on is that Rad Deaton meticulously reviews the facts of each case in an effort to explore any and all possible defenses.

Under South Carolina law, getting a driver’s license means that you are impliedly giving your consent for police officers to test you for your blood alcohol content upon request. If you refuse, the law states that your license is automatically suspended for six (6) months. The law does not, however, say that you are giving up your rights to vigorous legal representation. At the Deaton Law Firm, L.L.C., in North Charleston, South Carolina, our experienced DUI defense attorney takes your defense very seriously. If you have been charged with driving with driving under the influence or driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration (DUAC), we are ready to help protect your driver’s license, your rights, and your freedom.

Free Consultation About Your DUI Case

Contact us right away if you or a family member has been charged with DUI, because you need to start your defense immediately. Rad Deaton takes a creative approach and uses aggressive strategies to challenge the DUI arrest and fight for the best possible outcome for you and your family. Whenever possible, that means forceful challenges to have the field sobriety evidence and the breathalyzer test results thrown out for cause. Our objective is always to have your DUI defense case dismissed or reduced to a lesser traffic violation. Even where the prosecutor’s case looks solid, we fight to help you keep your driver’s license and find an alternative to jail time.

Keep Your Driver’s License

After being charged with DUI or DUAC and you have either refused to submit to a breath test or if your breath test results are .15 or higher, you have only 30 calendar days to schedule a DMV administrative hearing to challenge your automatic driver’s license suspension that results. Be aware! The DMV in South Carolina takes this 30-day period seriously. If you or your attorney does not request the hearing, you will lose all rights to challenge that suspension, and your driver’s license will be suspended for six (6) months for a refusal and thirty (30) days for a result of .15 or higher. We can represent you at the administrative hearing and keep you on the job and on the road.

We provide aggressive and effective DUI defense to matters such as the following:

  • Challenges to probable cause for the arrest
  • Motions to suppress breathalyzer test evidence
  • Illegal search and seizure defense
  • Reckless driving defense
  • Speeding, traffic violations

Don’t throw away your rights. Contact us to tell us what happened and ask any questions you may have about what will happen next. We provide the personal attention that will give you the peace of mind that your DUI defense attorney truly is on your side.