Myrtle Beach Attorneys For DUI And Traffic Offenses
Local law enforcement is cracking down on DUIs in Myrtle Beach and other communities in South Carolina. That doesn’t mean that police can violate your civil rights. A police officer must have reasonable suspicion to pull you over on a traffic stop. Reasonable suspicion may consist of weaving in and out of traffic, accelerating or decelerating rapidly, braking erratically, swerving or following too closely. Law enforcement looks for these particular signs when monitoring the roadways. Speeding is not a DUI indicator. If the police officer lacked reasonable suspicion to pull you over, the DUI charges may be dropped.
If you are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence in Myrtle Beach, make your first call the right one. Call Axelrod & Associates, P.A. at 843-353-3449 for a free initial consultation. Our qualified DUI defense attorneys know South Carolina DUI law and how to mount the strongest possible defense. We often defend people from other states who have been stopped by police on suspicion of driving under influence while visiting Myrtle Beach.
We also represent clients who have been ticketed by police for speeding, reckless driving and other traffic offenses. In many cases, our attorneys are able to resolve these cases without our clients having to miss work or make a court appearance. We also handle violations of South Carolina’s open container laws. We have offices in Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Little River.
Creating The Strongest Possible Defense
Our lawyers will work to protect your rights and your future from day one, until your case is completely resolved. We pay close attention to the details of your DUI arrest, because we know that the particulars can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. South Carolina DUI penalties are extremely harsh and can affect you years into the future.
We will scrutinize every single piece of evidence that law enforcement may attempt to use to obtain a DUI conviction. In doing so, and by challenging this evidence, our team of attorneys will fight aggressively for dismissal or reduction of charges.
A Quick Response Is Important!
After you have been charged with drunk driving in South Carolina, you have only 30 days to schedule a DMV hearing in order to save your driver’s license. We know what defense strategies will work to protect your privilege to drive. When pleading guilty isn’t an option, you need an experienced attorney who understands DUI consequences and knows what to do next.
Protecting Your Rights In Myrtle Beach
You are under no legal obligation to take a field sobriety test. It is important to remember that everything you say or do at a traffic stop is being recorded by audio or video. Your best option is to remain silent. It is the police officer’s job to try to prove that he had probable cause for pulling you over. DON’T help them by talking or doing anything that will be used against you. You are under NO obligation to perform the field sobriety test. Invoke your right to a Myrtle Beach DUI attorney as soon as possible. If you have been arrested for DUI/DWI and have refused the breath test and/or blown over the legal limit, you may be entitled to a provisional license. Contact our team of DUI attorneys right away. Our lawyers will fight to protect your rights.
After the initial stop and field sobriety tests, the officer may only arrest you if the reasonable suspicion rises to the level of probable cause. If the police officer arrests you without probable cause, your DUI charges may be dropped.
The attorneys at Axelrod & Associates, P.A. are experienced at handling DUI charges. Your local attorneys will analyze the facts of your case and make your defense accordingly. Perhaps the police conducted an improper Breathalyzer test. Perhaps the police failed to inform you of your rights before placing you under arrest. Perhaps, the police didn’t have reasonable suspicion to pull you over: If that’s the case, then the stop is illegal and the evidence seized from the stop is not admissible.