DUI Defense

South Carolina DUI Attorney

arrested - need dui attorneyThe penalties confronting you after an arrest for drunk driving are costly. A charge of driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated is accompanied by high fees, a high probability of suspended driving privileges, and the possibility of incarceration. Facing great expense already, it may seem like hiring a DUI attorney is an optional financial outlay. It's not.

The hidden costs of a DUI arrest

In the immediate aftermath of a DUI charge, it's only natural to focus on the problems facing you in the present moment: how you're going to afford the fees and contend with the limitations on your license. Unfortunately, a DUI has farther reaching implications. Being pulled over for drunk driving can lead to a change in your insurance rates and have an effect on both your current employment status and future employment options.

A DUI attorney can help

With an experienced DUI attorney at your side, you may see your fees, fines, and charges knocked down or even dismissed. For those facing incarceration, a dui attorney may be able to help you obtain a reduced jail sentence.

At The Law Office of David B. Tarr, we understand that each case is of a singular nature. We know the facts and circumstances of your situation are unique, and we want to hear the details. We believe that listening to you and knowing what questions to ask is the surest route to putting up a successful defense.

Justice, understanding, and compassion

We understand those feelings of fear, helplessness, and panic that set in after an arrest for driving under the influence. DUI attorney David Tarr recognizes the chaos a DUI or DWI can create in your life. For most clients, anxiety sets in the moment they're pulled over. We walk with you through each step of the legal process so you're ready for whatever comes next. We work hard to see your case to a just conclusion.

With over twenty years providing DUI defense, we offer thorough representation at all stages of the legal process, from complicated in-court testimony to reasoned arguments with opposing counsel in closed-door hearings. We can help with every aspect of DUI charges:

  • DUI administrative hearings. These may determine whether or not you keep your license.
  • First-time DUI charges. Handled urgently and appropriately, a first-time DUI can have limited effect on your life.
  • DUI Penalties will depend greatly on your existing criminal record, if any, and the circumstances surrounding your arrest. It may be possible to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced.
  • Repeat and felony DUI charges. As you are facing serious charges, getting advice from an experienced criminal attorney is crucial.
  • Underage drinking and driving. Youth are particularly vulnerable. Given the long life ahead of them, they want to keep their criminal records clean.

Timing is of great importance in DUI cases. Letting the process unfold without proper advice can work against you; it can also increase your levels of stress and worry. Consult a DUI attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights.

Experience you can count on

For more than twenty years David Tarr has defended people against charges of driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated. Your case is important to us, and we take seriously the faith you place in us to help you navigate the legal system and ensure you're treated fairly.

An experienced and skilled advocate, David Tarr fights hard to protect the rights of his clients. If you've been arrested and charged with a DUI or DWI, call DUI attorney David Tarr for expertise you can trust, 803-238-7967.

DUI Defense

What clients say...

David is an awesome defense attorney! He's also a genuinely nice guy.


He made the process quick and easy.


Super professional, gets things done timely.


The results were nothing less than superb. I have and will continue to recommend him as the man to go to for legal counsel.


During the entire process, David was considerate, accessible, knowledgeable, and on top of the situation.


Mr. Tarr was very knowledgeable of the legal system and that allowed us to navigate through hearings, sentencing and programs for a favorable outcome.


He was knowledgeable of the law and was very prepared for court. He met me at a location near me because i did not have a ride available.


He has exceptional communication a clear understanding of the laws, and knows how to get things done in Columbia.


He is professional but genuinely cared about the outcome.


He is diligent in putting in whatever work is necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for you.



Attorney David Tarr has remained committed to the rights of South Carolina's criminally accused since 1995.
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