The South Carolina Implied Consent Law requires you to take a blood, breath or urine test if you’re arrested by an officer for suspicion of DUI/DWI. This law means that if you operate a vehicle in the state of South Carolina, you automatically consent to being tested for alcohol or drugs if you are lawfully arrested by an officer who has reason to suspect that you are driving under the influence. If you refuse to take the test, the penalty is an automatic six-month driver’s license suspension for the first offense. The six-month suspension applies only if you have not had any previous violations of South Carolina DUI laws within the past 10 years. Otherwise, the suspension period is up to one year.
After a South Carolina Implied Consent Law violation you may become eligible to receive a restricted license to commute to work if the court approves it. After paying a reinstatement fee and satisfying any other requirements determined by the South Carolina DMV and the court, you can file a South Carolina SR22 insurance certificate with the South Carolina DMV for license reinstatement. In most instances, you must carry South Carolina SR22 insurance for three years. You will need to purchase a South Carolina owner-operator insurance policy with an SR22 filing if you own a vehicle. If you do not own a vehicle, a South Carolina non owners SR22 certificate must be filed to reinstate your driver’s license.
If you have a South Carolina Implied Consent Law violation, be sure to work with an insurance company licensed to offer SR22 insurance in South Carolina to file your SR22 certificate. UltraCar Insurance will find you the best SR22 solution to satisfy your needs. Give us a call and speak to one of our licensed South Carolina agents for a free, no-obligation consultation and South Carolina SR22 insurance quotes.