DUI Administrative Suspension Hearings

If you’ve lost your license from a DUI arrest in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester County, it is possible to obtain a temporary license while your case is ongoing. You may be eligible to request an Administrative Hearing from the SC Office of Motor Vehicle Hearings.

 

Who is eligible to request an Administrative Hearing?

·      Drivers who refused to submit to a Breathalyzer Test.

·      Drivers who registered a .15 or higher blood alcohol content (BAC).

 

When can I request an Administrative Hearing?

·      Your request must be made within 30 days of the date of your DUI arrest.

 

How much does it cost to request an Administrative Hearing?

·      $200. (personal checks are not accepted)

 

How much does a Temporary Alcohol license cost?

·      A temporary license costs $100.

 

What happens if I win my DUI Administrative Hearing?

·      You will not receive an administrative suspension for your refusal to submit to a Breathalyzer test or for having registered a .15 or higher blood alcohol content (BAC).

 

What happens if I lose my DUI Administrative Hearing?

·      You will be required to turn in your temporary alcohol license and serve your suspension.

·      You will be required to enroll in ADSAP.

·      This suspension is separate from the suspension you will receive if you are convicted of DUI in court.

If you have been charged with DUI in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester County, contact our office today. 

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As the roads in our great State continue to deteriorate, the effect is being seen with the rise in car wrecks and personal injuries. A 2015 report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC think tank, found that nearly 46% of the roads in South Carolina are in poor condition. In 2008, this number was only 32%. The population of our state continues to grow, yet we are doing little to fix the infrastructure. The increase in population is also increasing the amount of Car Wrecks. Between 2013 and 2014, there were 823 traffic related deaths, a 7.3% increase from the previous year. This is sad thing to see. We must fix the roads to provide safe transportation for every man, woman, and child in the State of South Carolina.