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Being arrested for DUI is a traumatic experience. We realize the loss of one’s freedom for even a short amount of time is stressful. Steve offers the following tips that may be helpful to you during this period:

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  • Remember, an arrest is not a conviction. All that is needed to arrest or charge someone is suspicion on an officer’s part that a crime occurred. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is required for a conviction. The standard of proof needed to convict is much higher than the suspicion standard needed to justify an arrest.
  • If your vehicle has been towed, make immediate arrangements to have it picked up. Storage fees can accumulate quickly.
  • If your license was seized due to a refusal, or registering over a .15 on the Breathalyzer, you will need to request a hearing to obtain temporary driving privileges. Contact our office immediately for assistance in the proper procedure. You only have a 30 day window to request this hearing.
  • Information found on the internet in regards to DUI is for general information only. There is no substitute for the experience and advice of competent legal counsel. Be advised that each state has different laws/punishments for DUI, and many sites are not kept current. Each case has its own characteristics.
  • If you choose to go to your court date without counsel, a bench trial can be held at that time and you will most likely be convicted on the spot. The laws in South Carolina regarding DUI/DUAC are complex and we recommend that you visit with an attorney who is familiar with these areas well in advance of the court date.

We invite you to fill out our Upstate DUI Contact Form. We will review this information and be in contact within 24 working hours. Remember, our initial consultation is free.

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Recent Results

April 2017

  • State v. O.M.V.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: West Greenville Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for weaving over lane lines
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Speeding 70/55”
  • State v. Y.M.C.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Spartanburg County Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for swerving and driving slowly (Breath test: .20)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. G.D.J.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Greer Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding and changing lanes without a turn signal
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Unlawful Turning”
  • State v. R.L.G.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: West Greenville Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding, 82 mph in a 55 mph zone (Breath test: .12)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. G.C.R.

    • Charge: DUI, DUS
    • Court: Pickens County Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a one-car accident
    • Result: DUI dismissed, DUS dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. J.M.L.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Anderson County Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a one-car accident (Blood test: .30)
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. B.E.W.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: West Greenville Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped at a driver’s license checkpoint
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. L.P.R.

    • Charge: DUI 2nd offense
    • Court: Spartanburg County General Sessions Court
    • Facts: Client was stopped for speeding, 59 mph in a 45 mph zone
    • Result: DUI 2nd offense dismissed.
  • State v. E.D.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Chick Springs Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a one-car accident
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”
  • State v. W.J.M.

    • Charge: DUI
    • Court: Chick Springs Summary Court
    • Facts: Client was involved in a two-vehicle collision
    • Result: DUI dismissed; Client receives a ticket for “Reckless Driving”

Steve Sumner

  • 112 Manly Street
  • Greenville, SC 29601
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  • (864) 235-3834
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  • (864) 233-8781

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