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The Clemson DUI Defense Attorney- Nick Lavery

What you need to know.

If you have been arrested for DUI, you may be facing significant consequences and may feel overwhelmed, embarrassed and intimidated by the legal system.

You may have a lot of questions, such as: What are the costs going to be? Will I lose my driver’s license? Will I be sentenced to time in prison? Will this affect my job? Should I plead guilty, not guilty or no contest to the charges? 

Our DUI attorney, Nick Lavery, of Smith Jordan and Lavery understands how stressful a DUI arrest can be. He is committed to making the process as smooth as possible for his clients. He offers personalized service and will work to ensure that your questions and concerns are addressed. Nick will assist you at every stage of your case and will give you the attention you deserve.

Since 2002 Nick has worked aggressively to protect the rights of those charged with DUI and to lessen the impact  on his clients' lives. Nick is highly experienced in handling DUI cases and has extensive experience with the South Carolina Court System. He understands the complexity of DUI cases and  has frequently worked with expert witnesses in field sobriety testing, breath testing, blood and urine testing. Nick will put his knowledge and experience to work to achieve the best possible result in your case.

Our Areas of Practice: 

DUI (Driving Under The Influence)

Underage Drinking /Minor In Possession

Simple Possession / Drug Cases

Criminal Defense

Civil Litigation

Workers' Compensation

Real Estate

Why should I fight DUI charges?

The cost of a DUI conviction expands far beyond the cost of a fine through higher insurance rates, added costs of alternative transportation, loss of work due to inability to gain proper transportation, and mental anguish for both the convicted and their family as they deal with the obstacles that result.

Limits Jobs

A DUI conviction limits many job opportunities, particularly those dependent upon usage of company vehicles.

Limit Ability to Drive

A DUI conviction limits the ability to obtain a CDL license, required to operate many large commercial vehicles in SC.

Limits Scholorships

A DUI conviction for a driver under 21 can result in the loss of LIFE scholarships, affecting a defendant’s future indefinitely. 

Have you been arrested for DUI?

Getting arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in South Carolina is a serious criminal matter that requires immediate action from an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Being charged with drunk driving in South Carolina does not equate to a guilty verdict, and it is in a defendant's best interest to pursue an aggressive defense in order to ensure that a fair trial and verdict is reached. If you have been charged with DUI, you have the right to have an experienced attorney represent you and you should act quickly.

You have rights. Be sure you defend them.

If you’ve been wrongly accused of an alcohol-related charge, it can be hard to know your rights. Attorney Nick Lavery has been defending clients in this area for more than 12 years. As a former Assistant Solicitor who once prosecuted these cases, he knows very well how these kinds of cases work. He will help you navigate the Court System with a full knowledge of your rights.

We want to help you prove your innocence and get your life back on track. If you have any questions, please contact us at (864) 654-3680 for a free consultation.