Lead Counsel: Paul Thurmond

DUI & Driving Offenses

Paul Thurmond – Lead Counsel for DUI and Driving OffensesPaul Thurmond is lead counsel for criminal law and DUI defense at Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes Law Firm. As a seasoned DUI defense attorney in Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. Thurmond has handled a wide range of DUI charges and knows how to negotiate with prosecutors and law enforcement. We have been successful in getting erroneous charges dismissed, negotiating for a lessor or reduced charge or avoiding jail through community service or monetary penalty*.

The penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) in South Carolina are severe. Even a first offense can result in jail time, the suspension of your driver’s license, can never be expunged from your record and will require additional insurance. A criminal conviction can also have lasting implications for your life and your family. If you or a family member has been arrested for DUI, you should take the charges very seriously.

At Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, PA, our defense lawyers have experience defending clients accused of DUI or driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration (DUAC) in South Carolina. We represent your best interests and will strive to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. It is important to have an experienced DUI attorney thoroughly examine each charge against you, including investigating the following:

  • The legality of the stop
  • Whether a field sobriety test was properly administered
  • Whether the breathalyzer machine was properly maintained and calibrated
  • Whether blood or urine tests are accurate and reliable

We know that these charges are very serious and can have lifelong effects on you both criminally and financially, which is why we put forth every effort to ensure that your rights are protected. If you are still wondering if you need a lawyer, let our team provide you with a free consultation to evaluate your legal situation.

We also assist clients with related matters, such as the following:

  • Fighting vehicle forfeitures
  • Other criminal charges, drug arrest or traffic ticket
  • Having driving privileges reinstated
  • Fighting license revocations
  • Restoring driver’s licenses, including referral to the required Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)

South Carolina DUI law is very specific and has many collateral consequences you may not fully understand. Our DUI attorneys ensure clients understand the prosecutorial system and the consequences of the options available if you are facing charges. We do everything we can to avoid you having this charge on your permanent record. Our team will walk you through the entire DUI process, from the arrest to the decision of plea bargain vs. trial to any post-trial relief you may need. We are on your side, and we are here to help.

Based in Charleston SC, our DUI defense law firm office is located at 15 Middle Atlantic Wharf near historic Charleston’s Waterfront Park. 

*The results achieved on behalf of one client in one matter do not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for another client.

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