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A DUI Defense Attorney Who Fights For You

It only takes one lapse in judgment to change your life. If you have a DUI charge on your record, it can follow you around and wreak havoc on your life. Hire a qualified DUI attorney to work toward getting a reduced sentence or reduced charges.  

Andrews Law Office, LLC, helps clients from all over South Dakota with the complicated DUI process. If you are facing charges, you want answers as soon as possible to such questions as: 

​What Happens When You Get Your First DUI In South Dakota?

You have to keep in mind that when the police arrest you for drunk driving, you are at the beginning of a complicated process. You will face several difficult situations in the coming days, but you should understand the penalties you face:

  • Loss of license: For a first offense, you may lose your license for at least 30 days and up to a year at the court’s discretion.
  • Jail time: First offense drunk driving convictions risk up to 1 year in jail.
  • Fines: The court may order up to a $2000 fine in addition to jail time.

However, South Dakota’s penalties for drunk driving can increase in severity depending on the number of previous convictions.

Additionally, these penalties are for those with a blood alcohol content (BAC) between .08% and .16%. Should a person’s BAC exceed .16%, they may face even steeper legal challenges.

However, the penalties for any drunk driving charge only matter in the case of a conviction, which is not certain. Our team can make an important impact on your case.

Can You Refuse A Breathalyzer In South Dakota?

In short, no. South Dakota has an “implied consent” law. This means that the act of driving on South Dakota roads is the consent to have a sobriety test. The state will automatically revoke a person’s license for one year for refusing a breath test.

I’m From Another State But Arrested For DUI In South Dakota?

Being from another state does not exempt a person from the consequences of a DUI. However, with our attorney, you can minimize how often you may need to go to courts. Additionally, with our experience in the local courts, we have an intimate level of knowledge that allows us to provide effective representation.

Protect Your Rights And Reputation – Call Today

Don’t let one mistake impact the rest of your life. Build your DUI defense with attorney Paul J. Andrews by contacting him online or by calling 605-718-4001 today. Your first consultation is always free.