How To Overcome DUI And Traffic Defense Charges

Most of us can relate to that nervous feeling when police car lights come on in our rearview mirror, and that anxiety can be compounded if you are being stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence, or DUI. South Carolina's DUI laws are complicated and multifaceted, and the consequences can be long lasting.

But just as the U.S. Constitution gives all persons being investigated for or charged with a crime certain due process rights, DUI laws provide some protections, as well as pitfalls. Our firm, Hucks Law Firm, can provide an attorney to represent you who has years of experience in DUI and traffic offense law. Our founding lawyer, J. Scott Hucks, has handled hundreds of DUI cases, both as a prosecutor and a defense lawyer, and can guide clients through plea negotiations and courtroom trials.

Here are a few tips for actions to take if you are stopped for DUI or another serious traffic charge.

At The Traffic Stop: Do's and Don'ts

Your behavior during a traffic stop can greatly influence how your case turns out. By law, you are entitled to the following:

  • You do not have to communicate with the police other than giving them the information needed to complete the reason for your stop.
  • You have the right to have an attorney present for any questioning.
  • You have the right not to participate in field sobriety testing.
  • You have the right not to blow into any breathe testing device.

As with all interactions with the police, be polite and cooperative during traffic stops, but do not provide them with evidence against you. Our firm's attorney can guide you through DUI court proceedings and help you avoid unintentionally aiding the prosecution's case against you.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

We represent clients in Myrtle Beach and Horry County and the surrounding area. Let our traffic defense team get to work for you. Call 843-213-6204 or use our online contact form.