What are the penalties for Felony DUI in South Carolina?

There are three separate types of DUI cases in South Carolina that are classified as felonies. They are:

Felony DUI with Death: This offense carries a minimum of one year to a maximum of twenty five years imprisonment.

Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury: This offense carries a minimum of 30 days to a maximum of fifteen years imprisonment.

DUI 4th: This offense carries a minimum of one year to a maximum of seven years in prison.

These penalties are substantially higher than for a typical first offense misdemeanor DUI prosecuted in Traffic Court. All Felony DUI cases are prosecuted by the local Solicitor's office in General Sessions Court.


The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, located in Lexington, South Carolina, represents clients charged with DUI and Felony DUI. Initial appointments in our office are provided at no cost. To schedule your appointment with James Snell about your case call 1-888-301-6004.

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