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Charleston DUI Attorney

Defending DUI Charges is what Tim Amey is all about.

As a Former DUI Prosecutor, he handled and tried hundreds of DUI cases. It led to lecturing in Advanced DUI Detection Certification Courses approved by SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) in North Charleston, SC.  Mr. Amey’s knowledge and experience with DUI extends to every facet of enforcement, including completing Datamaster (commonly called the “breathalyzer”) Certification classes.  Studying and seeing the game from within, Charleston DUI attorney Tim Amey has every weapon you need to fight the charge and to help you get back to your daily life.

Driving Under the Influence and Drinking and Driving are the most commonly used names for an area of law that is quite extensive in South Carolina.  Unlike many other Criminal Charges the laws related to DUI have been evolving for decades.  With advancements in methods of detection as well as increased community outcry for greater penalties and more enforcement, the last ten years have seen the most rapid change.

DUI Charge SC - 1st or Driving Under the Influence, first offense, is the most commonly issued citation in this area of law.  
DUAC 1st or Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration, first offense, is less often used as an original charge, but carries the exact same  penalties

Zero Tolerance is the common name given for the SC statute which penalizes individuals for 

Drinking and Driving Under 21

DUI Charge SC - defined as

operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Under S.C. Law it is unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle within this State while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the extent that they are materially and appreciably impaired.

DUAC stands for Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration.

Under S.C. Law it is unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle within this State with an alcohol concentration of .08 or more.  That determination is made when a person submits a breath sample or “blows” into the Datamaster machine (DMT), commonly referred to as a “breathalyzer.”

DUI defense lawyer Tim Amey represents drivers in Charleston

, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Kiawah, John’s Island, James Island, Folly Beach, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, and those charged by State Troopers, Charleston County, Dorchester County and Berkeley County.  Call today for a free consultation