FORMER DUI OFFICER NOW CHARLESTON DUI LAWYER EDWARD L. PHIPPS
South Carolina is serious about DUI, DUAC convictions. DUI officers throughout the state have stepped up DUI enforcement and are actively pursuing arrests. A DUI conviction can mean life-altering ramifications and can even cost you your freedom in some cases. If you have been arrested for a DUI in the Tri-County area, you need the aggressiveness and experience of Charleston DUI defense lawyer Edward L. Phipps. You will need a DUI attorney who has experience on both sides of DUI cases. As former DUI officer, Charleston DUI Attorney Edward L. Phipps focuses on DUI enforcement and is very experienced in DUI enforcement and blood alcohol content testing procedures. Knowing the science and methods behind proving a DUI case allows DUI Attorney Phipps to effectively challenge the evidence, build your defense, and aggressively represent your case.
CHARLESTON DUI ATTORNEYS AT THE PHIPPS LAW FIRM KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT DUI’S
After years of focusing on DUI enforcement, prosecution and defense, DUI Attorney Phipps has categorized five (5) basic concepts used in prosecuting and defending DUI cases:1). the “You” 2). the “Impaired Driving” 3). the “Field Sobriety Tasks (FST’s)” 4). the “Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)” 5). the “Defense Lawyer”.
Most people think that they have to be extremely intoxicated to be arrested and/or convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). That misconception could not be more inaccurate. In South Carolina, the standard to be arrested and convicted of a DUI is that your facilities to drive a motor vehicle must be “materially and appreciable impaired” (see SC Code of Laws Section 56-5-2930). “Materially and appreciably impaired” is a subjective standard, which can be very low. Basically, this boils down to a police officer’s opinion of whether or not a person is too impaired to be driving, no matter how slight that may be. A DUI arrest is just an officer’s opinion.