Driving under the Influence (DUI) and its affect on Insurance

Driving under the Influence (DUI) and its affect on Insurance

Posted By Hall & Hall Attorneys at Law || 12-Feb-2014

In South Carolina, A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) forfeiture, guilty plea or conviction will follow a Defendant for ten (10) years, and the licensee must carry SR-22 Insurance for three (3) years. An attorney representing a defendant in a DUI Case should check with the client's insurance company to see what their policy is regarding administrative revocations of a license. Some insurance companies may refuse to renew coverage if a client has previously received an administrative revocation. Under Section 56-5-2951(N) of the South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended, insurance agencies are prohibited from increasing premiums, adding surcharges, or canceling policies against an individual for a violation of any statute pertaining to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, unless a conviction follows the violation.

An attorney representing a client in a DUI Case must advise the client of the harsh economic, and criminal consequences of a DUI forfeiture, plea or conviction. A person that is arrested and charged with DUI must seek the advice and counsel of an attorney experienced in handling DUI Cases. The attorneys at Hall & Hall Attorneys at Law are skilled in representing clients charged with DUI. Please do not hesitate to contact our office at 803-791-3196, to ensure that your rights are protected.

Categories: Criminal Defense, DUI

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