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TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE — You have a court date, likely very soon, and if your license was suspended, you must request an administrative hearing as soon as possible to get back on the road. If you are eligible for a preliminary hearing, it must be requested within 10 days. You will not be charged a separate fee for an administrative hearing or a preliminary hearing or a trial at my firm. Those are part of the fee we quote and, maybe, the work that needs to be done to get the best result we can.

At the law office of Thomas J. Quinn, I have more than 38 years of experience trying criminal law matters. I am committed to standing up for the rights of people charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Call 864-236-4631 to set up an appointment to come meet your lawyer. The initial consultation is free. The peace of mind is priceless.

If you are charged with DUI or DUAC, you face losing your liberty and freedom through imprisonment, probation, fines, driver's license suspension and other possible consequences like the loss of a job or of your good name.

It is important to have someone on your side who thoroughly understands the law and how it applies to you. If your case is federal, those rules are different. If you have an out-of-state license, the rules are different depending on which state you are licensed in. Ignition interlock devices, administrative hearings and all the collateral consequences of a conviction — suspension, points, insurance and criminal record — are unique to DUI cases.

Potential Defenses

You may have defenses that could minimize the penalties or lead to an outright dismissal:

  • Whether the officer had reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle
  • Whether the Breathalyzer test was performed correctly
  • The legitimacy of the field sobriety tests
  • Whether the officer's video is complete
  • Whether you were given your rights correctly

I have written several articles about driving under the influence you may find helpful and interesting:

Whether you were pulled over on Woodruff Road, White Horse Road, Haywood Road, Interstate 385, I-85 or elsewhere in Greenville or anywhere in Upstate South Carolina, I can help. I pride myself on the personal attention I provide to my clients. When you choose me to represent you, I will be there when you need me. I will not shuffle you around from one person to the next, not to a paralegal or investigator or another attorney.

Defending Your Future Against DUI And DUAC Charges

We defend against the two types of drunk driving charges:

  • DUI is the most common charge, filed against people who have been accused of impaired driving.
  • DUAC, or driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration, is a charge based solely on the number that appears on a Breathalyzer, whether there was evidence of impairment or not. ( Blood Alcohol Calculator)

Criminal Defense Attorney — Former Criminal Prosecutor

I understand the law. I have spent time as a chief public defender as well as a criminal prosecutor. As a prosecutor, I came to understand the methods of judges, police and other prosecutors. Now, I bring that understanding to your side. I will use my firsthand information to build a legal strategy that is dedicated to working counter to that of the opposition. I will build a legal strategy that is dedicated to defending your future against the consequences of DUI/DWI.

Send me a message or call 864-236-4631 for a free consultation with a DUI/DUAC defense lawyer.