Driving Under Suspension is a crime in South Carolina as it is in all most other states in the U.S.A. Essentially, driving under suspension means that a person is operating a motor vehicle with an invalid license that has been temporarily or permanently suspended or canceled. . The criminal penalties for operating a vehicle while under suspension are severe and are the same as for a DUI, they can include:

  • Loss and/or suspension of your drivers license
  • Mandatory attendance at ADSAP (Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program)
  • Large and imposing fines and fees
  • Jail time
  • Community Service
  • Probation and Restitution
  • Lifelong Criminal Record
  • Requirement of special and expensive SR-22 insurance
  • License Programs, including ignition interlock devices and restrictive licenses
  • Loss of job, educational scholarships and future opportunities due to your criminal record

The loss of your driver’s license and the resulting criminal record from a DUS can affect your life in many ways, including making it difficult or impossible to drive to work, pick up your kids from school, or take your significant other out for a special occasion. In South Carolina, the criminal record for one or many DUS cases can stay with you for life and make it hard for you to pass background checks and get the job or opportunity that you want. The consequences of a DUS conviction, even when limited to your driving record, can be substantial. A person who is caught three or more times with Driving Under Suspension (DUS) can be classified as a habitual offender and can lose their license to drive and/or go to jail for up to 5 years.

Real Legal Defense for DUS and Traffic Tickets

In addition to DUS cases, we have handled thousands of cases for other traffic tickets, including but not limited to:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Driving Under Alcohol Concentration (DUAC)
  • Driving Without A License
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Public Intoxication (Public Drunk)
  • No Proof of Insurance
  • No Proof of Drivers License
  • Failing to give a proper signal
  • Failure to Stop
  • Racing
  • Failure to Yield Right of Way

Call or Come By Our Offices

If you have questions regarding DUI / DUS/ DWI charges and traffic violations, contact our law offices. We speak English, Spanish and Portuguese in the office and we have 4 law offices to serve you across the State of South Carolina.

It is important that you have a skilled and aggressive lawyer on your side to defend you. The lawyer you choose can make all of the difference in whether or not your DUS charge or traffic ticket becomes a conviction or just an unfortunate incident from the past. At The Woods Law Firm we have been defending people who have been charged with DUS and traffic tickets for nearly 15 years and we have handled cases in every county in the state. We have the knowledge and experience to handle your case with speed and efficiency. Let us handle your troubles so you can get back to your life. If you would like to speak with an attorney by phone, call us today toll-free for immediate help. At the Woods Law Firm, help is just a heartbeat away.

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“The client is responsible for fines, fees and expenses in addition to the lawyer’s fee. In personal injury cases, the fee will be a percentage of the recovery and that percentage will be computed before deducting the expenses in the case.”

By Freddy Woods