DUI Defense

You have a DUI Charge in Spartanburg, Now What?

If you have been charged with a DUI /DUAC, you have most likely been through a long, taxing experience on the side of the road, booking, and a bond hearing. You may be awaiting a court date or two and wondering what is next. The right attorney should be your first call.

Here at Hyde Law Firm, we understand that everyone makes mistakes. Right now, you need an attorney who is willing to give you some grace and help you along the road ahead. You probably have quite a few questions about how a DUI charge will immediately affect your wallet, your job, your license, etc.  The attorneys at Hyde Law Firm, P.A. have the answers to these questions as well as insight into what will happen at each step of the way.

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The DUI/DUAC charge is a criminal charge and will follow a path through the county criminal court system. If you blew a .15 or more on the breathalyzer test or refused the test, your license may be suspended, triggering a second case in the administrative system. First, our firm immediately gets to work to ensure you can get to and from work or school. You may qualify for a provisional, route restricted, or temporary alcohol license that will get you back on the road.

In your criminal case, you must remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. Your recent experience with an officer probably made you feel differently, but this is why the charge is only an allegation. The officer, or the State, must prove the elements of DUI/DUAC. Our job is to focus on the evidence and the procedures. The officer may not have the evidence required to pursue the case. The video of the arrest could have insufficient evidence or flaws. Moreover, the officer could have failed to follow criminal procedures as required. Your case could be dismissed or your charges reduced for any of these reasons.

You must remain hopeful while your case works its way through the system. Before your first court appearance or at the first appearance, we will request a jury trial. Then you wait. In the meantime, we are working to dismiss your case, throw out evidence, or negotiate with the State. We stay in touch with you, communicating the process and ensuring that you are on track to gain your full license as well.

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