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What is the court process in South Carolina after you have been arrested for DUI?

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  • What is the court process in South Carolina after you have been arrested for DUI?
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      Firm Name: Jack B. Swerling
      Duration: 01:18
      Date: 2022-04-04
      If you are arrested for DUI in South Carolina, you can typically expect the police to take your fingerprints, administer a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) test and take your photograph. If charges are filed against you by the prosecutor, then you will likely need to go to court a few times and either negotiate with the prosecutor or go to trial. A DUI conviction can be a serious matter and it's a good idea to have a qualified South Carolina criminal defense lawyer on your side, particularly if you are facing felony DUI charges. Find out more about how Jack B. Swerling, South Carolina criminal defense attorney can help you.
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