A new feature on the South Carolina-Dept. of Motor Vehicle website allows South Carolina drivers to check the status of their drivers license online. This link is found at http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/default.aspx on the website. You will need to click on the “Online Services” tab located at the upper right on the Home Page to get started. A lot of useful information to a driver can now be obtained online. Examples would be the number of current points a driver has accumulated, a complete copy of their three (3) or ten (10) South Carolina driving record. Any current suspensions against your license, all of the steps that a driver needs to take to remove and clear up any pending suspensions. A South Carolina driver can also change their address and pay any reinstatement fees online. https://www.scdmvonline.com/dmvpublic/
In South Carolina, a driver who has been arrested for DUI and also had their license seized for an Implied Consent violation is eligible for a “Temporary Alcohol License”. Significantly, the “Temporary Alcohol License” has no restrictions and a driver is allowed to drive on this credit card style license pending the hold and results of the Implied Consent Hearing. This process can often take up to six (6) months; most of the time it is critical for the person to obtain a “Temporary Alcohol License” in the meantime. Before SC-DMV will issue a “Temporary Alcohol License”, the person’s drivers license status must be free of all suspensions and be current on any past due reinstatement fees. https://www.scdmvonline.com/dmvpublic/
Accordingly, the SC-DMV website can be a valuable tool for drivers needing to clear up any problems so that they can get their “Temporary Alcohol License”. Additionally, the SC-DMV website can answer virtually all questions for non-South Carolina residents looking to obtain a South Carolina drivers license.
South Carolina DUI Lawyer Steve Sumner exclusively handles misdemeanor and felony DUI defense. He is a member the National College for DUI Defense, holds an AV-preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” ranking with Avvo. He represents clients in Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson counties, South Carolina. You can contact him at upstatedui.com or 864-235-3834. His office is located at 1088 N. Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601.