Serious Defense Against Driving Under the Influence Charges
Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense. If charges turn into a conviction, even if it is a first offense with no other criminal record, the negative impact can last a lifetime. With serious fines, incarceration and a tarnished reputation, a driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction could change your life forever.
At Townsend & Thompson, LLP, we understand the seriousness of these charges, and we know what it takes to minimize the damage that these charges could have on your life. We have more than 40 years of experience in the criminal justice system, including experience as public defenders and special prosecutors for the Eighth Circuit. Since 1971, our Laurens County DUI lawyers have been protecting our clients' rights and their futures.
In many DUI cases, the police make errors in their proceedings that can invalidate their evidence in court. We research every aspect of our clients' cases to find errors and rights violations involving:
- Illegal search and seizure: Police must have probable cause to stop someone for drunk driving, and there are strict rules that must be followed regarding the search of vehicles and personal effects.
- Roadside testing: The police often use the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the walk and turn, the one-legged stand and other standardized roadsides to determine sobriety. There are a number of problems with these tests that can discredit their validity.
- Breath and blood tests: The Breathalyzer and other blood alcohol level tests can exhibit errors and abnormalities that can alter the test results.
With more than 40 years of experience handling DUI cases in South Carolina, we know the system and we know how to defend our clients against DUI charges.
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