Yes. In a felony DUI case, officers can ask for a test of breath, blood, or urine. They also have the right to ask for just one or a combination of any two. Unlike a typical DUI, where officers are required to first offer a breath test before asking for any others, an officer in a felony DUI can go straight for a blood or urine test.
You still have defenses, some of which are described in the related articles listed below. If you refused any of these tests, you will need an experienced felony DUI lawyer to help you explain why—in a meaningful way a jury will identify with, especially considering the grave circumstances of your case, with severely injured victims or worse.
Even if you have no defenses, you need a defense lawyer with knowledge and experience in felony DUI because these charges are dire: they carry long prison terms and other penalties. Worse, the public despises these cases, and they often attract heavy media attention. This puts pressure on law enforcement and the Solicitor to push for harsh punishment.
If you’ve been charged with felony DUI, you need a talented professional to review the evidence for defenses you might never find, stand up for you, and make your voice heard to win your trial or preserve your freedom as much as possible. One of the best free offers you’ve ever received might be sitting down with us to discuss your options, defenses, and how we can help you overcome this enormous roadblock in your life. Call us toll free at 888.230.1841 to schedule your free meeting to get started on building the case of your life.
If you want more information on basic DUI issues, check out our FREE report, The Terrible Price of a DUI/DUAC Conviction and Defenses You Might Not Know About.
SC Felony DUI Defenses and Hope for the Accused
Criminal Penalties for South Carolina Felony DUIs