What Our Attorneys Offer
Although part of a full service South Carolina personal injury and criminal defense law firm with a state-wide practice, we have set up our offices here in Charleston in order to serve those clients charged with DUI, DUAC, or BUI. Our entire focus is on defending DUI and BUI cases. Our attorneys are seasoned trial lawyers with diverse backgrounds. Our partners each have over 23 years experience in litigating and resolving civil and criminal cases.
Specifically hired to assist our SC DUI team practice, Associate Attorney Tyler Burns is a former 16th Circuit Assistant Solicitor who was a DUI prosecutor before coming to work with the firm. He now aggressively defends our clients through careful review and analysis of all evidence. After completing his initial assessment, the evidence is then reviewed again independently by a different attorney. The combination of having different lawyers evaluate the State’s evidence is a very powerful tool in determining the strength or weakness of a case. Based on those findings, we then meet with our client to discuss strategy, review any plea offers made, and recommendations on how to proceed. We give you a full presentation of your case and present you with recommended options. Of course, the ultimate decision of whether to accept a plea offer or proceed to trial is always yours.
How We Prepare and Defend Cases
There are many law firms in the Charleston area which market for DUI , DUAC, and BUI cases. Actual experience in handling these complex cases can vary dramatically. Our law firm limits our criminal practice to DUI, DUAC, and BUI arrests, and we employ a team approach in evaluating and developing individualized strategies in each case. Each arrest is unique, and each case has different factors to consider. We are always ready to go to trial, if it is in your best interest and do not immediately suggest we are going to try to “get a reckless driving.” Rather, our approach is to carefully investigate all aspects of your case, including all video (roadside and breathalyzer room), officer notes, and any witnesses, with the primary goal of having the charges dismissed for legal error. While evaluating legal challenges, we also look at how a jury would perceive the video evidence at trial. How does our client appear on the police video? Do they appear tired or unsteady for other reasons or do they appear “drunk” or “impaired”? Videos in cases are reviewed by separate lawyers in the firm, and then those lawyers’ impressions are discussed and compared. At that point, we will be able to sit down with our client and present viable options and recommendations. Of course, the ultimate decision of whether to accept a plea offer or go to trial is always yours – the client.
We Call You Back
You’ll never have to worry about us calling you back. Your case is important to us, and we know it is important to you. We honor the trust you have placed in our firm with your case. And, we work very hard to earn your loyalty in the future. Although we have talented paralegals who work for us, we never forget that we work for you. Sometimes, clients just need to speak directly with their attorney. They are worried and not sleeping well. If they could only get an answer, they would be put at ease. As a result, our clients are given our mobile phone numbers and direct emails. We pride ourselves on being available, even on weekends and holidays, to address your concerns. Great service is more than a empty pledge to us. It’s the way we do business.
For more information about the firm Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP, please visit our website at www.rjrlaw.com.