Super agent Mark Steinberg, who counts Tiger Woods as one of his current clients, was charged with both drunk driving and DWI last Saturday evening in Westchester County, New York. Steinberg allegedly registered a .18 on the intoxilyzer breath testing machine. .08 is the legal limit in the state of New York, and by Steinberg registering a .18 on the breath test, New York law provides that the misdemeanor drunk driving offense is enhanced in terms of potential punishment that he faces.

At Steinberg’s arraignment, or first appearance, the court will probably suspend his driver’s license or privilege to drive in the state of New York for 30 days and also require that he undergo an assessment to determine if he has any alcohol abuse issues and if so, any potential treatment plans.

Similarly, drivers in Anderson, Spartanburg, and Greenville counties also face steeply enhanced penalties, even in misdemeanor DUI/drunk driving cases, when the breath result is .16 percent or higher. South Carolina drunk driving laws provide for up to 90 days in jail or up to 30 days (240 hours) of court supervised community service in aggravated DUI/drunk driving cases. Additionally, and through a separate proceeding, a 30 day license suspension and mandatory completion of a state sponsored alcohol and drug assessment and counseling program can also be required.

Experienced and aggressive DUI/drunk driving defense has been the focus of attorney Steve Sumner’s law practice for over 15 years. If you or someone you know find themselves in this situation, contact our office immediately for a free consultation to review your options.

South Carolina DUI Lawyer Steve Sumner exclusively handles misdemeanor and felony DUI defense. He is a member the National College for DUI Defense, holds an AV-preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” ranking with Avvo. He represents clients in Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson counties, South Carolina.