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Need a DUI Lawyer in Orangeburg, SC, who fights for your freedom and future?


Kent Collins’ DUI law firm has extensive experience helping people who have been accused of driving under the influence in Orangeburg, SC, including:

  • Handling thousands of criminal cases that include DUI charges, DUAC charges, and felony DUI charges,
  • Working as a prosecutor in both Orangeburg and Lexington Counties,
  • Years of experience defending clients against DUI allegations in private practice,
  • He is an active member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL), The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and
  • Kent Collins regularly attends training sessions for DUI defense, criminal defense, and trial practice.

If you are looking for a DUI attorney, don’t settle for just any lawyer “dabbling” in criminal defense.

Kent Collins has the experience to get your DUI charges dismissed, negotiate an acceptable outcome, or take your case to trial.

Not to mention, Kent Collins has handled all types of DUI offenses in SC, including:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI),
  • Driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration (DUAC),
  • Felony DUI with significant bodily injury or death,
  • DUI license suspensions, implied consent hearings, and
  • Child endangerment and other DUI-related charges.

A Former Prosecutor and DUI Attorney in Orangeburg, SC

DUI attorney Kent Collins gained experience prosecuting DUI cases as a former assistant solicitor in Orangeburg, SC, and in Lexington, SC.

He understands the overwhelming power the local government can use on ordinary people accused of crimes. Kent knows the local courts, prosecutors, and police departments involved in arrests and prosecutions.

One of the most crucial aspects of working with DUI attorney Kent Collins, is his ability to investigate the allegations made against you.

He is proficient in presenting your case persuasively to an officer, prosecutor, judge, and jury to achieve a desirable outcome.

Whether it’s getting your case dismissed, negotiating a fair settlement, or going to trial, DUI lawyer, Kent Collins, has the experience and qualifications to do so.

An DUI Lawyer in Orangeburg, SC Who Cares

At Kent Collins’ DUI law firm, we aim to win your case, plain and simple.


Because we understand what you are facing, we know the consequences of a DUI conviction in SC, and we want to help you and your family get back on track.

DUI lawyer Kent Collins will do everything legally and ethically possible to win your case and avoid the negative consequences of a DUI conviction, which could include:

  • Prison,
  • Loss of employment,
  • Difficulty finding a job in the future,
  • Fines and court costs,
  • License suspension and license revocation,
  • Mandatory IID (ignition interlock device),
  • ADSAP,
  • SR-22 insurance, and
  • A permanent record for DUI that cannot be expunged.

If you’ve been arrested for DUI or a DUI-related offense, do not plead guilty.

Call DUI attorney Kent Collins immediately before giving any statements to the police and before your initial court date.

DUI Administrative Hearings/ Implied Consent

In many cases, a person’s license is suspended under SC’s implied consent laws when charged with driving under the influence.

If you refuse to take the breathalyzer test (or any alcohol test), your license is suspended. If you take the test and the result is .15% or higher, your license is suspended.

Either way, you must request an implied consent hearing within 30 days of your arrest if you want to ask a hearing officer to “rescind the suspension” and return your license.

Once you request the hearing, you can get a temporary alcohol license (TAL), which allows you to drive until the hearing date.


Get your case evaluated by a real attorney at no cost to you.



  • DUI First Offense
  • DUI Second Offense
  • DUI Third Offense
  • DUI Fourth Offense
  • Felony DUI

Common Questions for DUI Attorneys in Orangeburg, SC?

Can you get my DUI charges dismissed?
Many DUI charges have been dismissed for our clients, and we might be able to get your DUI charges dismissed, but we cannot guarantee a particular result in your case.

Every case is unique, and in the practice of law, there are many uncertainties. Depending on the facts, however, we may be able to get your case dismissed based on:

  • The suppression of crucial evidence like a Datamaster result,
  • The officer’s failure to follow the mandatory videotape law,
  • The results of our independent defense investigation, or
  • Constitutional violations committed by law enforcement.
Can a DUI conviction be expunged in SC?
DUI is considered a traffic offense in South Carolina, and traffic violations cannot be expunged under SC law.

If you want to avoid having a permanent record for DUI, you must fight your charges – get them dismissed, rewritten to a non-DUI traffic violation, or get an acquittal at a jury trial.

What if I didn’t request an implied consent hearing?
If you don’t request an implied consent hearing within 30 days, or if you lose your DUI administrative hearing, your license suspension must be served, and you may be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle. You will need to enroll in ADSAP before you can drive again.
What if I win my implied consent hearing?
If you win your implied consent hearing, if the officer does not appear, or if the officer doesn’t enter testimony, your license is restored.

You still face the DUI charges in criminal court, and if you are convicted of DUI, your license can still be suspended. You may have an ignition interlock device (IID) requirement, and you will need to enroll in ADSAP.

Were You Arrested for DUI in Orangeburg, SC?
If you’ve been charged with a DUI, then you should speak with a DUI attorney in Orangeburg, SC, right away. Not every case ends in conviction. Some steps involved are time-sensitive, so you must not delay.

If you’re ready to speak with a DUI attorney in Orangeburg, please set up a free consultation by calling 803.808.0905 or by filling out our online contact form


Get your case evaluated by a real attorney at no cost to you.