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In South Carolina, drunk driving is a serious crime with potentially serious consequences. In addition to leaving you with a permanent criminal record, a DUI/DWI conviction can result in license suspension, a hefty fine, increased insurance rates and even jail time up to one year for a second offense.
Since your heusband was arrested he should have had a lawyer appointed for him if he cannot afford one - tell the court he can't afford a lawyer and the free lawyer they appoint for you will be able to guide your husband through this mess. Meantime, get him into a program - state laws don't mess around with drunk drivers anymore and this can end his career and ruin your family. So now is the time to put an end to it!
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