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Drennan Law Firm LLC
John Drennan

1350 Chuck Dawley
Mt. Pleasant SC 29464
(843) 225-2384

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 Drennan Law Firm LLC

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The Drennan Law Firm aggressively represents citizens charged with DUI/DWI, commonly referred to as  drunk driving,   throughout the State of South Carolina.   John Drennan is an experienced  DUI  lawyer  who will personally handle your case from arrest to  trial if needed.  The law firm is located in  Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  The Drennan Law Firm is a name you can trust for a DUI or any other driver's license related matters.

The Drennan Law Firm prides itself on its eighteen years of experience in providing  individualized representation,  thorough  investigations and "State of the Art"  technology in defense of the "drinking driver".
  
Mr Drennan has attended numerous sessions of the National College for DUI Defense presented at Harvard University Law School.  His  attendance dates back to the first college session in 1995.  The National DUI  College's motto is "knowledge through experience";    John exemplifies this motto and is recognized by his peers as one of the "go to DUI guys" in the State of South Carolina.    Mr. Drennan  has attended a course on the Data Master breath test machine in  Mansfield Ohio where the South Carolina breath test machine is manufactured.  Your DUI case is extremely important so trust your case to the Drennan Law Firm to get the results you need.

Drennan Law Firm LLC 

Get a free report on what to do if arrested for DUI in south Carolina at
http://www.charlestonscduiarrest.com  .    The DRENNAN LAW FIRM is dedicated to Criminal and Civil matters  and is based on the belief that our client's  needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from former client referrals,and members of the legal profession.  Drennan Law Firm offers FREE CASE REVIEW
 
    John , the youngest of five,  was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts,   in an area  known as  "THE BEAUTIFUL BERKSHIRES".    John learned his competitive and winning attitude  at an early age by being the  lead off hitter and starting gritty  third baseman on the 1977 Massachusetts State Championship Little League team. (Pittsfield- South)  John was a Massachusetts State Finalist in the Ford Punt, Pass and Kick competition ,as well as,   Captain of his State  Championship  High School Hockey team.   John also  captained his High School Golf team which finished  5th in  the  State  Scholastic High School  Championship atNew Seabury on  Cape Cod .    John was awarded All-Western Massachusetts Honors  in both hockey and golf. 

     Upon graduating from Saint Joseph's Central High School   John  travelled  to  Charleston,  South Carolina in 1983 to attend  The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina,  on a golf scholarship.   John lettered his Freshman year on the golf team and placed fifteenth (15th) in the  Southern Conference Championship.  John  wanted to play Varsity Division 1 sports in the South,  like  his  father did when he Captained the Varsity  Baseball Team at Virginia Tech University.  His Grandfather attended Georgetown Univdersity Law School and his Father attended Boston College Law School and practiced law together in Pittsfield under the firm name Shea, Drennan & Shea.  The lawfirm is still in existence to this day managed by Mr Drennan's brother Richard X Drennan.
 
Mr Drennan  graduated from The Citadel : The Military College of South Carolina in 1987 and   attended  his first  and year of law school at  Ohio Northern University, in  Ada, Ohio.   Mr Drennan returned to South Carolina and to attend graduated  from  the   University of South Carolina School of Law .   While in law school, John was awarded an American Jurisprudence Award   and was a patrol certified officer FOR THE TOWN OF OAK  BLUFFS on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and worked in the District Attorney's Office for Cape Cod and the Islands    In 1991,  John was sworn as a  lawyer in South Carolina ;  thereafter,  John rose to the position of  Senior  trial attorney for the Charleston County Public Defenders Office in Charleston where he successfully tried over 25 cases in four years.   John attended the  National Criminal Defense College ("trial college") and became  a Trial Lawyer for Joye Law Firm and focused his practice primarily on traffic law cases.     Mr Drennan is a graduate of seven summer sessions of the  NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR DUI DEFENSE Inc. held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge Massachusetts.

     John has been involved in difficult cases all his career ranging from death penalty cases, felony death cases, sexual assaults and domestic assaults  and has tried several drug cases against the DEA in United States District Court.  John is the father of  two children ages 11 and 14.  His  brother is a  lawyer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts  where he  manages the third generation  family law firm dating back to 1910.   John's  two cousins are also lawyers for their own firms in  Richmond, Virginia and Orlando, Florida  respectfully.  He is  a third generation trial  lawyer.

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John  has  attended  numerous DUI training seminars as both an attendee and a lecturer.  He is  a court certified breath test expert witness regarding the Data- master breath testing instrument and has testified on several occasions regarding the machines inaccuracy.   John has  lectured  Judges,  Police Officers and Lawyers regarding DUI issues in the State of South Carolina.   John's  best legal advice to people is to:
 
Play It Safe on the roads: Don't Drink & Drive.
 
On the typical day, 31% of all traffic fatalities involve a drunk driver or motorcycle rider. It's a tragic statistic, because it means that about one-third of all traffic fatalities are preventable. Even more tragic? On New Year's Eve, that rate climbs to 41%.For years, government agencies, non-profit groups, educators and the media have been emphasizing the dangers of driving while intoxicated. But the problem still persists, particularly on a night like New Year's Eve. If you make just one resolution tonight, please resolve not to drink and drive. And, if possible, do your best to keep other impaired drivers off of the road. Driving while intoxicated, or DWI, (also known as driving under the influence, or DUI) is a serious crime in every state.

    1. Drinking alcohol or taking drugs may affect your ability to operate cars, boats or industrial equipment in a safe manner. It is against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs if you cannot safely operate your vehicle.   If the police observe you driving erratically or violating traffic laws, they are permitted to stop and question you. If they suspect that you are intoxicated, they can ask you to submit to various tests, including a blood alcohol test  you do; however, have the right to refuse. Police in many areas set up extra roadblocks on New Year's Eve in an effort to keep unsafe drivers off the roads.Blood Alcohol Content When you consume alcoholic drinks, alcohol is absorbed into your blood stream. The level of alcohol in your blood, called the Blood Alcohol Content, can be measured by different tests. If the police suspect that you are drunk, they can require you to take a Breathalyzer or other test to measure your blood alcohol content.

    2.Refusal to take a test may result in an automatic suspension of your driver's license. You also can be convicted of drunk driving without the results of a blood alcohol test or if your blood alcohol test result is lower than the statutory amount. A jury may convict you based on evidence that your breath, conduct, language, and motor movements showed that you were drunk and unable to drive safely. Punishment The penalties for drunk driving are serious.
 
Punishment for first time offenders includes suspension of driving privileges, points on your driver's license and fines Punishment for second and subsequent offenses increases significantly and usually means jail time
 
In addition, a drunk driving conviction generally causes your automobile insurance premiums to increase dramatically.

Tips to Stay Safe
 
Have a designated driver who agrees not to drink alcoholic beverages or take drugs that will impair their judgment

If you don't have a designated driver, use taxis, car services, public transportation, or call a friend or family member to pick you up; alternately, stay where you are until you are sober and can drive
If you see someone who has been drinking and plans to drive, take their keys and find them a ride
If you're hosting a party, offer a selection of non-alcoholic drinks

Be a responsible party host, don't serve guests who have had too much to drink and invite people to sleep at your house if they don't have a sober ride home
 
 
When is it unsafe to drive?

BAC calculator  takes into account the number of  drinks consumed , and the type of Alcohol consumed (ie alcohol proof)  the individuals Weight (Lbs)   and the amount of time the individual drank.  The formula I use is each alcoholic beverage is .03%  times the number of drinks equals  the BAC.  The  human body on average eliminates .015% ethanol alcohol per hour . Therefore 5 drinks time .03 equals .15% BAC over there hours minus .03% equals .12% BAC
Disclaimer: This Blood Alcohol formula I used  in no way is intended to be a guideline for how much you can drink and still drive, operating machinery, or avoid being arrested! The best policy is never drink & drive. This is for informational purposes only. The information on this site is NOT INTENDED
TO BE LEGAL ADVICE.
 
Why Hire John Drennan as your DUI Lawyer?

   John can defend a client in a number of ways.   John  can spot weaknesses in the prosecution's case and may challenge many aspects: such as the stop, administration of field sobriety tests,  and the Breathalyzer and other testing procedures.   John may also present mitigating factors, such as the defendant's criminal history or treatment program enrollment, to secure a more favorable plea bargain. There are many options to discuss you case with  John.  John has represented thousands  of  people  charged with DUI in South Carolina.  Just ask anyone in the court system.
 
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best legal service in the industry.Call for a FREE CASE REVIEW.
 
Location:
1350 B  Chuck Dawley Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
o 843 606-2970
after hours 843 225 2384
f  843 606-2971
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM
Sat: 10AM - 5PM
Sun: Closed
 

Call : 843-606-2970

Who We Are

DRENNAN LAW FIRM is dedicated to Criminal and Civil matters  and is based on the belief that our client's  needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from former client referrals,and members of the legal profession.  Drennan Law Firm offers FREE CASE REVIEW

 
    John , the youngest of five,  was born and raised in  Pittsfield,  Massachusetts,   in an area  known as  "THE BEAUTIFUL BERKSHIRES".    John learned his competitive and winning attitude  at an early age by being the  lead off hitter and starting gritty  third baseman on the 1977 Massachusetts State Championship Little League team. (Pittsfield- South)  John was a Massachusetts State Finalist in the Ford Punt, Pass and Kick competition ,as well as,   Captain of his State  Championship  High School Hockey team.   John also  captained his High School Golf team which finished  5th in  the  State  Scholastic High School  Championship atNew Seabury on  Cape Cod .    John was awarded All-Western Massachusetts Honors  in both hockey and golf.  

     Upon graduating from Saint Joseph's Central High School   John  traveled  to  Charleston,  South Carolina in 1983 to attend  The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina,  on a golf scholarship.   John lettered his Freshman year on the golf team and placed fifteenth (15th) in the  Southern Conference Championship.  John  wanted to play Varsity Division 1 sports in the South,  like  his  father did when he Captained the Varsity  Baseball Team  at Virginia Tech.  Mr Drennan  graduated from The Citadel in 1987 and   attended  his first  andyear of law school at  Ohio Northern University, in  Ada, Ohio.   Mr Drennan returned to South Carolina and to attend graduate  from  the   University of South Carolina School of Law .   While in law school, John was awarded an American Jurisprudence Award   and   was a certified patrol officer FOR THE TOWN OF OAK  BLUFFS on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and worked in the District Attorney's Office for Cape Cod and the Islands    In 1991,  John was sworn as a  lawyer in South Carolina ;  thereafter,  John rose to the position of  Senior  trial attorney for the Charleston County Public Defenders Office in Charleston where he successfully tried over 25 cases in four years.   John attended the  National Criminal Defense College ("trial college") and became  a Trial Lawyer for Joye Law Firm and focused his practice primarily on traffic law cases.     Mr Drennan is  a graduate of eight summer sessions of the  NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR DUI DEFENSE   held at Harvard Law School in ambridge Massachusetts.
     John has been involved in difficult cases all his career ranging from death penalty cases, felony death cases, sexual assaults and domestic assaults  and has tried several drug cases against the DEA in United States District Court.  John is the father of  two children ages 11 and 14.  His  brother is a  lawyer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts  where he  manages the third generation  family law firm dating back to 1921.   John's  two cousins are also lawyers for their own firms in  Richmond, Virginia and Orlando, Florida  respectfully.  He is  a third generation trial  lawyer.
 
John  has  attended  numerous DUI training seminars as both an attendee and a lecturer.  He is  a court certified breath test expert witness regarding the Data master breath testing instrument and has testified on several occasions regarding the machines inaccuracy.   John has  lectured  Judges,  Police Officers and Lawyers regarding DUI issues in the State of South Carolina.   John's  best legal advice to people is to: 
 
 
On the typical day, 31% of all traffic fatalities involve a drunk driver or motorcycle rider. It's a tragic statistic, because it means that about one-third of all traffic fatalities are preventable. Even more tragic? On New Year's Eve, that rate climbs to 41%.For years, government agencies, non-profit groups, educators and the media have been emphasizing the dangers of driving while intoxicated. But the problem still persists, particularly on a night like New Year's Eve. If you make just one resolution tonight, please resolve not to drink and drive. And, if possible, do your best to keep other impaired drivers off of the road. Driving while intoxicated, or DWI, (also known as driving under the influence, or DUI) is a serious crime in every state.
    1. Drinking alcohol or taking drugs may affect your ability to operate cars, boats or industrial equipment in a safe manner. It is against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs if you cannot safely operate your vehicle.   If the police observe you driving erratically or violating traffic laws, they are permitted to stop and question you. If they suspect that you are intoxicated, they can ask you to submit to various tests, including a blood alcohol test  you do; however, have the right to refuse. Police in many areas set up extra roadblocks on New Year's Eve in an effort to keep unsafe drivers off the roads.Blood Alcohol Content When you consume alcoholic drinks, alcohol is absorbed into your blood stream. The level of alcohol in your blood, called the Blood Alcohol Content, can be measured by different tests. If the police suspect that you are drunk, they can require you to take a Breathalyzer or other test to measure your blood alcohol content.
    2.Refusal to take a test may result in an automatic suspension of your driver's license. You also can be convicted of drunk driving without the results of a blood alcohol test or if your blood alcohol test result is lower than the statutory amount. A jury may convict you based on evidence that your breath, conduct, language, and motor movements showed that you were drunk and unable to drive safely. Punishment The penalties for drunk driving are serious.
 
  • Punishment for first time offenders includes suspension of driving privileges, points on your driver's license and fines
  • Punishment for second and subsequent offenses increases significantly and usually means jail time
 
In addition, a drunk driving conviction generally causes your automobile insurance premiums to increase dramatically.
Tips to Stay Safe
 
  • Have a designated driver who agrees not to drink alcoholic beverages or take drugs that will impair their judgment
  • If you don't have a designated driver, use taxis, car services, public transportation, or call a friend or family member to pick you up; alternately, stay where you are until you are sober and can drive
  • If you see someone who has been drinking and plans to drive, take their keys and find them a ride
  • If you're hosting a party, offer a selection of non-alcoholic drinks
  • Be a responsible party host, don't serve guests who have had too much to drink and invite people to sleep at your house if they don't have a sober ride home
 
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When is it unsafe to drive?
BAC calculator  takes into account the number of  drinks consumed , and the type of Alcohol consumed (ie alcohol proof)  the individuals Weight (Lbs)   and the amount of time the individual drank.  The formula I use is each alcoholic beverage is .03%  times the number of drinks equals  the BAC.  The  human body on average eliminates .015% ethanol alcohol per hour . Therefore 5 drinks time .03 equals .15% BAC over there hours minus .03% equals .12% BAC
Disclaimer: This Blood Alcohol formula I used  in no way is intended to be a guideline for how much you can drink and still drive, operating machinery, or avoid being arrested! The best policy is never drink & drive. This is for informational purposes only. The information on this site is NOT INTENDED TO BE LEGAL ADVICE.
 
Why Hire John Drennan as your DUI Lawyer? 
   John can defend a client in a number of ways.   John  can spot weaknesses in the prosecution's case and may challenge many aspects: such as the stop, administration of field sobriety tests,  and the Breathalyzer and other testing procedures.   John may also present mitigating factors, such as the defendant's criminal history or treatment program enrollment, to secure a more favorable plea bargain. There are many options to discuss you case with  John.  John has represented thousands  of  people  charged with DUI in South Carolina.  Just ask anyone in the court system. 
 
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best legal service in the industry.Call for a FREE CASE REVIEW.
 
Location:
1350 B  Chuck Dawley Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
o 843 606-2970
after hours 843 225 2384
f  843 606-2971
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM
Sat: 10AM - 5PM
Sun: Closed

What We Do

DRENNAN LAW FIRM is a  full service law office that  will do everything within our power to meet your legal expectations.  


John Drennan is a personable trail lawyer with
19 years experience handling an array of criminal cases and specializing in DUI defense.  Since being sworn into the practice of law in 1991, John has also fought ardently, and with favorable results, in over forty (40) murder cases.
 
 
Drennan Law Firm ( DLF) tries cases in Municipal, Magistrate, and General Sessions Court, and practices law in all of the following areas:

  • Criminal traffic charges such as DUI/DWI
  • Felony DUI
  • Failure to Stop for a Blue Light (i.e. & siren)
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Drug offenses, from possession to conspiracy

DLF has argued appeals in the both the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South CarolinaSupreme Court.   On a Federal level,   Mr. Drennan's firm has taken cases to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all the way to the United State Supreme Court.   In addition,  the Drennan Law Firm  practices a wide variety of civil matters handled in Common Pleas Court such as personal injury and contract/ landlord tenant disputes and collections.  We're sure you'll be happy with our work . 
 
      The Drennan Law Firm, which is  easily  located on Interstate 526 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, represents clients throughout  the  State, but more specifically, in Charleston, Berkeley,and Dorchester counties including  municipalities of Charleston, North Charleston, Charleston AFB, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Moncks Corner, Mount Pleasant,  St. George, Summerville,  Moncks Corner. 
     Mr Drennan also handles cases in the following   counties of  Beaufort,  Richland , Orangeburg, Newberry, Greenville, Horry, Georgetown, Beaufort, including the entire area of the   I-26 and I-95  and US 17 corridor.    Mr. Drennan has successfully represented high profile clients  to include a high profiles involving a Chief of Police,  traffic officers, sports professionals , Medical doctors, public figures, airline pilots, high ranking members of the military and  heads of corporations.   Mr Drennan's diligence and countless hours in defense of the drinking driver has saved many businessmen and women, college students and graduate students  the opportunity to pursue their dreams and avoid shattering effects a DUI conviction would have on  their career.  
 
 Mr Drennan has successfully tried cases in every courtroom in the low country.

Contact Us

JOHN L. DRENNAN ESQUIRE

Call me for a free over the phone consultation regarding your case or schedule an appointment with my office to meet face to face confidentially. 

My numbers are 843 606-2970,
fax 843 606-2971 and cell 843 225-2384.  
 
         CALL FOR A FREE CASE REVIEW!
 
 
My personal email is john@drennanlawfirm1.com


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