Whether you are sober or not, sobriety testing is not one hundred percent accurate. Most notably, the SCRI (Southern California Research Institute) found that standardizing the tests gave the horizontal gaze nystagmus a 77% accuracy rate, the walk and turn a 68% accuracy rate and the one-leg stand a 65% accuracy rate—and when all three were used together, they were correct 82% of the time. Which means that a field sobriety test is only 82% accurate in perfect testing conditions and when administered properly.
If you are convicted of a DUI in South Carolina you could face up to 90 days in jail, fines up to $1,000 plus court costs, suspension of your driver's license for six months (over the original suspension), mandatory Alcohol or Drug counseling (which you will pay for), and expensive SR-22 insurance will be required for reinstatement of your license. If you are convicted of subsequent charges of DUI within 10 years, you will face mandatory minimum jail terms and increased fines. Moreover, many employers will terminate an employee upon conviction for DUI.
If you are pulled over and arrested for Driving Under the Influence, it is in your best interest to get an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney has the knowledge to reduce or potentially eliminate the offense. A DUI carries harsh repercussions and the risk of not hiring an attorney is often not worth it. Roach Law Firm wants to help dispute your charges and get your license. Hal Roach has the experience to help you with your DUI case.
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