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Camden, South Carolina DUI Defense

Why It Is Important Not to Automatically Plead Guilty to a DUI

The fact is that data master machines (Breathalyzers) are often flawed. Law enforcement officers can make mistakes, and it can often be seen on their own videotapes. You may have a medical condition that leaves you with poor balance, causing you to fail a field sobriety test. (Two of our attorneys are "certified field sobriety test practitioners" through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is the same class that law enforcement goes through.)

If those are not enough reasons to think before pleading guilty to a DUI/DWI, consider this: at a minimum a guilty plea means your license will be suspended, that you will receive a stiff fine and possible jail time, and that you will have a black mark on your record.

Exercise Your Right To Legal Representation — Call Us at 803-572-4054

The Camden, South Carolina, law firm of Speedy, Tanner, Atkinson & Cook has helped thousands of clients in and around Kershaw County who are facing the loss of a drivers license and criminal charges because of a DUI/DWI.

Given the increased penalties and tide of public opinion against drunk driving, it just makes sense to get legal help from attorneys experienced in defense of DUI/DWI charges. From the start, we will evaluate your situation and start looking for the cracks in the prosecution's case or law enforcement errors, including faulty data master readings or poor police procedure. By mounting a strong defense, we may be able to protect you from:

  • Suspension or revocation of your drivers license: Administrative suspension or revocation can run from six months for a first offense to two years for a third offense.
  • Fines: These can run from $400 plus court fees for a first offense to $10,000 the third strike.
  • Reinstatement fees: Separate from the fines, you have to pay to have your license reinstated
  • Mandatory rehabilitation: You are required to complete ADSAP (Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program) before drivers license restoration
  • Jail time: Even for a first offense, you could receive jail time of up to 30 days. Third time offenders with a BAC (blood alcohol level) of .16 could be looking at seven years in prison
  • Ignition Interlock Device: placed on your vehicle's dashboard, you will be required to blow into the device before you can start you car

Contact Us for Your Legal Needs

The lawyers at Speedy, Tanner, Atkinson & Cook are dedicated to helping you with your DUI/DWI charges. Please call us at 803-572-4054 in Camden and 803-283-7000 at our Lancaster office, or contact us by email for more information or to schedule a free initial consultation.

  • George Speedy
  • Carrie Tanner
  • Zack Atkinson
  • Trey Cook


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The law firm of Speedy, Tanner, Atkinson & Cook, LLC, with offices in Camden and Lancaster, South Carolina, also serves people in these Midlands Pee Dee communities: Lugoff, Elgin, Kershaw, Columbia, Bishopville, Hartsville and Chesterfield. We take cases from people living in 
Kershaw County, Lancaster County, Richland County, Chester County, Sumter County, Florence County, Lee County and Chesterfield County.

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