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South Carolina Driver's License Suspended From DUI Arrest. Now What?

by Travis A. Newton

"One of the most confusing consequnces of a South Carolina arrest for driving under the influence is the fact that many times the motorist will incur an immediate suspension of their of South Carolina Drivers License (SCDL). In this article I will discuss the factors that lead to a SCDL suspension stemming from a DUI arrest and what can be done."--- Travis A. Newton

TRAVIS A. NEWTON

Travis is Proud of his Anderson & Clemson Heritage. (Attorney at Law)

Travis A. Newton Attorney at Law

Attorney Travis Newton has fond memories from a childhood spent in both Clemson and Anderson South Carolina. Travis is the son of Brett and Vicki Woodard of Anderson & Steve and Teresa Newton of Clemson, South Carolina. Travis Newton, Brent Newton (Brother) and Steve Newton (Father) are all graduates of Clemson University.  Travis graduated from Clemson with a B.A. in Psychology before accepting an academic scholarship to attend The Appalachian School of Law located in The Commonwealth of Virginia. As a law student Travis Newton was a founding member of The Christian Legal Society as well as several volunteer and political organizations. 

 

Travis graduated from The Appalachian School of Law in 2005. Since then Travis has dedicated his career to helping the people of SC as a Criminal Defense Attorney and Civil Trial Lawyer. Attorney Travis Newton's areas of legal practice include:

 

  • Traffic Law (DUI Lawyers & Auto Accident Attorneys)
  • Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorneys 
  • Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Workers' Compensation Attorneys
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Child Custody & Marital Litagation Attorneys
  • DUI Defense Attorneys
  • Felony DUI Defense Attorneys

 

Attorney Travis Newton believes an attorney should demonstrate his or her depth of knowledge on an particular legal subject before a hiring decision is made. Attorney Newton's goal during the initial consultation phase is to educate his clientele so an informed hiring decision can be made.  If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident you may need the services an Anderson, SC Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyer to help level the playing field against automobile insurance companies and their powerful corporate lawyers. Attorney Travis Newton has been helping car and motorcycle injury victims for over a decade in Anderson & Clemson, SC. Newton & Campbell Law P.A. is located at 111 Sharpe Street Anderson, SC 29621 and can be reached at (864) 965-9148. If you are visiting Newton & Campbell Law P.A. on your mobile device please find the call button at the bottom of your screen. 

 

 

Travis A. Newton South Carolina DUI Lawyer 

South Carolina DUI laws are complex and DUI convictions carry very serious consequences. Do not be complacent after being arrested for driving under the influence in the State of South Carolina. If your South Carolina Drivers License was suspended for an implied consent violation there are extremely important filing deadlines that if missed WILL absolutely disqualify your eligibility for a Temporary Alcohol License leaving your only alternative a (severely) Route Restricted South Carolina Drivers License.

 

Why challenge the alleged implied consent violation?

 

A South Carolina Route Restricted Driver's License will allow SC motorists permission to drive to school, a place of employment and ADSAP only. The Alcohol Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) is an additional requirement (to restore driving priviledges) should a motorist choose not to challenge a South Carolina Driver's License (SCDL) suspension for an implied consent violation. A motorist must first register and then eventually complete the ADSAP program before the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will reinstatement previously held driving privileges. This means that even after the six month SCDL suspension has expired a motorist will be temporarily disqualified from reinstating previously held driving privileges unless the motorist has been evaluated and registered for ADSAP classes.

 

 

Time is of the essence in filing the appropriate documentation with the SC Administrative Law Court to challenge a SCDL suspension for an implied consent violation. If you are illegible, DUI Lawyer Travis Newton will challenge your implied consent violation in an effort to reverse the suspension thus reinstating your SCDL, with the ADSAP requirement also rescinded. It is important to note that the ADSAP requirement will be reinstated if the motorist is later convicted of driving under the influence. Your DUI Lawyer should inform you if ADSAP is a requirement of any plea bargain or "deal" reached with a South Carolina Department of Public Safety Officer or The State of South Carolina.

 

 

DUI Defense Attorney Travis Newton believes more motorists are unfairly charged with DUI than all other serious crimes combined. Many are quick to blame police officers when innocent motorists are arrested for driving under the influence. Travis Newton believes blaming police officers is a mistake. Travis believes inaccurate assumptions (used as standards) in impaired driving investigations are responsible when innocent motorists find themselves charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These inaccurate standards stem from inaccurate assumptions adopted by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the field of experimental psychology as it relates to impaired driving recognition.  The truth is, there are many factors that may cause an innocent motorist to mimic signs of impairment.

 

An arrest for driving under the influence can leave the accused motorist scared, anxious, and confused. A conviction for DUI will add a permanent stain to a defendant's criminal record or South Carolina Law Enforcement Division criminal background check. If you have been charged with driving under the influence a free consultation with Anderson & Clemson DUI Lawyer Travis Newton may help you understand how an innocent motorist may be mistakenly identified as an impaired driver.  

 

  • What are the consequences of a South Carolina DUI conviction?
  • Is there mandatory jail time for a DUI conviction?
  • What are the total fines?
  • How long will I lose my South Carolina Driver's License?
  • Will I be forced to attend mandatory drug and alcohol counseling?
  • What is The Alcohol Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)?
  • What is SR-22?
  • What are the legal consequences for my auto-insurance premium?
  • Are Field Sobriety Tests reliable?
  • Is the breathalyzer reliable?
  • How does Emma's Law effect the people of South Carolina?
  • Will I be forced to blow into an ignition interlock device each time I start my vehicle?

 

DUI Defense Attorney Travis Newton will answer these questions and address the specific facts of your case. There are factors that effect the manner in which the human body digests alcohol.  A motorists' blood alcohol content may continue to rise long after his or her final drink of a particular setting. The result of a chemical test 1 to 2 hours after an arrest may be very different from the motorist's blood alcohol content while actually operating the motor vehicle. 

 

A DUI arrest for a Clemson or Anderson University Student can be particularly frightening. Do not let a DUI charge be the reason for giving up on your goal of graduating from college. Just because you have been arrested for driving under the influence does not mean you have been found guilty of DUI. In fact, you are innocent until proven guilty. Anderson & Clemson DUI Lawyer Travis Newton will discuss possible defenses after hearing the facts of your case and review particular challenges a DUI charge may present for a college student. Our Anderson based law office is only 25 minutes from the Clemson University Campus. Newton & Campbell Law P.A. provides private parking to protect your privacy.

 

DUI Lawyer Travis Newton practices law in South Carolina's Tenth and Thirteenth Judicial Circuit including all Upstate South Carolina Municipal and Magistrate Courts in Anderson, Clemson, Pickens, Oconee, Seneca, Easley, Walhalla, and Greenville, South Carolina.

 

Newton & Campbell Law P.A. is located at 111 Sharpe Street Anderson, South Carolina 29621 and can be reached at (864) 965-9148. If you are visiting Newton & Campbell Law P.A. on your mobile device please find the call button at the bottom of your screen.

Lawyer Travis A. Newton (Managing Partner) 

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"Anderson, SC Motorcycle Injury Attorney Travis Newton's goal during the initial consultation phase is to educate his clientele so an informed hiring decision can be made."

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"Attorney Travis Newton believes an attorney should demonstrate his or her depth of knowledge on an particular legal subject before a hiring decision is made."

SCDL Suspended for DUI Arrest? Now What?

"Attorney Travis Newton believes an attorney should demonstrate his or her depth of knowledge on an particular legal subject before a hiring decision is made."

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Anderson, SC  Auto Collision Attorney Travis Newton's goal during the initial consultation phase is to educate his clientele so an informed hiring decision can be made."

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