A police officer will normally take your driver's license during a DUI stop in the Myrtle Beach area or nearby after you refuse the breath test. If you were using an out-of-state driver's license, you can expect to receive a letter right away stating that your driving privileges in South Carolina have been suspended.
A driver's license suspension, even if it is temporary, is not proof that you have been convicted of the crime of driving while intoxicated. However, it means the clock is ticking and you must take action. You must request an administrative hearing right away if you hope to recover your ability to drive your car, truck or motorcycle legally in the state. Normally, there will be a two- to three-month delay between the time you request the hearing and when the hearing takes place. Scheduling a hearing in a timely manner may make you eligible for a temporary driver's license in the meantime.
Whether you are a South Carolina resident or a visitor to our state, your loss of driving privileges in the state demands your prompt attention. Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm, P.A., invites you to contact us as soon as possible for help and advice. We have succeeded in recovering many previous clients' driving privileges after they had refused to take a Breathalyzer test. Refusing a breath test after you have been stopped on suspicion of drunk driving in South Carolina, and means that you will immediately lose your driver's license. Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm, P.A., our well-established South Carolina criminal defense law firm, helps clients recover their driving privileges as quickly as possible.
Our law firm represents local residents of Myrtle Beach as well as tourists in the area during Bike Week, First Weeks, spring break or golf vacations. To find out more about DUI/DWUAC or DUAC defense in the Myrtle Beach area, contact an attorney to set up a free consultation.