DUI Lawyer Charleston
Drunk Driving Defense
Although driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most common charges issued against people, it is an extremely serious offense. For many people, a DUI conviction can mean jail time, fines, loss of driving privileges and a ruined reputation in the community. If you are facing DUI charges, you need to work with an experienced attorney who can defend you against DUI charges.
Florence DUI attorney Rose Mary Parham has been a practicing trial lawyer for more than 22 years, including four years as an Assistant District Attorney and more than a decade as an Assistant United States Attorney. Mrs. Parham has the experience to investigate all possible solutions to have your case dismissed or to minimize the penalties you incur, including:
- Illegal stops: The police face cannot stop someone for DUI without probable cause.
- Illegal searches: There are strict regulations limiting the police officers’ right to searches incident to DUI arrests.
- Improper filming: If the on-car video that records DUI stops fails to capture the arrestee’s feet or makes other errors, the video is inadmissible.
As a DUI lawyer, Mrs. Parham investigates the circumstances surrounding the stop and the arrest. Many of these errors will render the evidence inadmissible in court.
Roadside Breath Testing
Many people pulled over for DUI wonder what to do when the officer asks them to blow in the roadside Breathalyzer test.
It is important to know that if you refuse to blow for the Breathalyzer, your license will be suspended. You will need to go through the administrative process to regain your driving privileges.
Drunk Driving ∙ Criminal Defense And Administrative Representation
If you are charged with DUI or refuse to blow, your licensed will be revoked. The administrative process with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) regarding your driving privileges is separate from the criminal prosecution. Parham Law represents clients in both the criminal trial and the administrative driver’s license reinstatement process.