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South Carolina DUI Laws

Administrative: This only happens if you fail a breath test, or refuse to take one. Your license will be suspended or revoked immediately.

Judicial: This occurs when you are sentenced by a court after a trial or plea agreement.

When you are arrested for a DUI in South Carolina, the officer on the scene will issue you a temporary license which allows you to drive for 10 days in order to get your affairs in order. You can challenge your case during this time. If you do not, or if your challenge is unsuccessful, your license will be suspended on the 11th day for six months. After your suspension, you will receive a restricted license, which will allow you to drive to certain approved locations.

Ignition interlock devices are mandatory for all drivers convicted of SC DUI offenses. You may also be able to install an ignition interlock device in lieu of administrative suspension. An alcohol and drug safety action program is mandatory after a DUI conviction.

In South Carolina, the severity of your judicial sentence depends on your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of the arrest and the state has three BAC measurements. Like most states, it is against the law to drive with a BAC level over .08. If your BAC level is between .10 and .16, your penalties are more severe, and a BAC of .16 or higher results in the strictest penalties. A 4th DUI offense is a felony in South Carolina.

Visit the SC Department of Public Safety for more information.

Need more information? Speak with one of our South Carolina state experts for answers to all of your interlock questions.

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Every situation and state is unique, please consult with your attorney or your state licensing authority to confirm your requirements and obligations.

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South Carolina Ignition Interlock Pricing

An ignition interlock (IID) is about $3 per day on average in South Carolina, but what you are paying for goes beyond the device. LifeSafer IIDs are tested and calibrated for accuracy before ever going out the door.

Our customer service and reporting specialists are also part of LifeSafer’s value to our customers. Your local authorized South Carolina installation center is constantly updating their training and calibration service so your program runs smoothly and we can install an interlock on any vehicle. There is a lot riding on your device working properly and LifeSafer invests in accuracy and ease of use.

South Carolina DUI Attorneys

With a team dedicated to finding experienced DUI attorneys in South Carolina, LifeSafer works to make your ignition interlock experience as easy as possible. Call today to learn about our attorney partners, and gain the support you need to find the best DUI attorney near you.

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South Carolina DUI Checklist

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