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DUI laws in South Carolina are more complicated than you might think. South Carolina is one of 42 states with Administrative License Revocation procedures – meaning your license can be revoked immediately if your blood alcohol content is above .08 or if you refuse to take the test.
Even if you’re not charged with a DUI, your license will be confiscated. However, you will be given a 10-day grace period where you are allowed to drive under a temporary permit issued by the officer who stopped you.
While you’re driving with your temporary license, you can request a hearing to challenge the case. If you do not request a hearing in that time frame, your license will be automatically suspended for six months on the 11th day.
Besides getting your license immediately revoked, there are numerous other consequences you’ll face – including being required to install an interlock device in your car if this is your second offense. Ramifications range from a misdemeanor charge for the first offense to a felony charge for the fourth.