Freddy: The first misconception that people have is thinking that a DUI is a simple charge, similar to a speeding ticket. A DUI is not a speeding ticket. It is a very technical complex case.

With a speeding ticket, you can go to court by yourself and represent yourself, if you wish. You might pay a $50.00 fine. The officer may agree to reduce it, and that may be the end of it. Your insurance may go up slightly. If you haven’t had a conviction in the state of South Carolina in the last three years, your insurance doesn’t increase on a two-point ticket. That’s a summation of a speeding ticket case.

By Freddy Woods