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Charleston DUI / DWI Defense Attorney

Contact The Hanzel Law Firm Today. Serving Clients in Charleston & the Surrounding Areas

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If you have been pulled over for drunk driving or charged with a DUI, whether or not there were injuries or other vehicles involved, you are facing serious criminal consequences. Here at The Hanzel Law Firm, we have experience both prosecuting and defending DUI cases. We understand that DUI is a crime that regularly affects people who have no experience with the criminal justice system because they are not criminals. We will listen to your side of the story, examine the evidence and give you an honest assessment of where your case stands and what the best approach is.

At The Hanzel Law Firm, we know that it only takes a momentary lapse in judgment to be arrested for drunk driving. Our Charleston DUI attorney can intervene on your behalf to resolve your situation as expeditiously as possible.

Fighting to Protect Your Rights, Career & Future. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you at this critical time.

Military DUI / DWI in South Carolina

For service members stationed at any of the following bases, a civilian DUI arrest, whether you are convicted or not, will affect your military career:

  • Joint Base Charleston
  • NPTU
  • Naval Weapons Station Charleston
  • Ft. Stewart
  • Ft. Jackson
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island
  • MCAS Beaufort
  • US Naval Hospital Beaufort
  • Shaw AFB, FLETC
  • Coast Guard Sector Charleston
  • or just passing through South Carolina

We understand what the reporting requirements are and what your commands can do to you and how to best defend yourself and your career. We also can defend service members worldwide facing Article 15 / NJP, administrative separation or court-martial for DUI / DWI. Contact us so you don’t run afoul of the complicated military rules that you must follow when you get arrested for a DUI.

Military Breathalyzer / Drunk on Duty Cases

If your command is trying to punish you based on the results of a random hand-held breathalyzer test, you need to know your rights. The military is limited in how they can use the results of a breathalyzer, and errors are often made by commands. We know the limits on what breathalyzers can be used for and can help save your career from an overzealous command.

Don’t wait to seek discrete legal advice. Call our firm at (843) 202-4714 to request a free case evaluation with The Hanzel Law Firm.

Whether On or Off Active Duty, We Achieve Results.

Why Put The Hanzel Law Firm On Your Side?
  • Proven Track Record as JAGS & Former Servicemembers

    Throughout our 20-plus years of combined experience in the military justice system, we have achieved outstanding results for our clients, both at court-martial and in administrative boards.

  • We Know the Criminal Justice System Inside & Out

    Our attorneys have seen the best and worst of our justice system. We do what it takes to navigate you through its complexities.

  • We Will Fight For Your Constitutional Rights

    As JAGs, we swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We protect your rights and fighting for your freedom.

  • Zealous & Ethical Legal Advocacy

    After serving on active duty we have since devoted ourselves to standing up for fellow servicemembers.