3 Myths About Drunk Driving Cases

Drunk driving is a serious offense. But the prevalence of false information involving DUI cases is almost laughable. Here at West Law Firm, our experienced DUI attorneys are here to set the record straight.

Our team has debunked some common myths about drunk driving cases to help separate fact from fiction – and to ensure you do not make an assumption that has lifelong impacts.

Check it out!

MYTH #1: Everyone charged with a DUI is guilty.

Many people assume that DUI cases are open and shut. But there is often more to consider than blood alcohol level – including police reports, officer body cam footage and witness statements. Plus, breath tests can be inaccurate and do not always guarantee a conviction.


MYTH #2: Any attorney can handle your drunk driving case.

It is important to hire an attorney with trusted experience handling your specific type of case. Our DUI attorneys at West Law Firm are equipped with the experience and resources necessary to fight for the best possible results. Plus, we provide free consultations. So if you’re not sure whether you have a case, get in touch today!


MYTH #3: Field sobriety tests and breath tests are mandatory.

In South Carolina, you have the right to refuse a field sobriety test – a set of physical tests used to assess your level of impairment. Refusing a breath test, however, comes with consequences. Your driver’s license will be suspended for at least six months if you fail to comply. Challenging the suspension is an option, but it is best to hire an attorney before requesting an appeal.


Contact Your Berkeley County DUI Attorney Today!

If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident or charged with a DUI, contact West Law Firm today. Our team is here to help, starting with a free consultation to learn more about your case.

Getting in touch is simple – and finding our office is, too! We are conveniently located in Moncks Corner, SC to best serve local families. Give us a call at 843-761-5626 or click here to get started!

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