my daughter-in-law called the sheriff after my son (32)
came home drunk again. the sheriff arrived as my son was
driving out of the yard. he is charged with cdv- first and second offense, and public drunk. he was not physically abusive, to any member of his family, but he does have a
record of dui convictions, either 2 or 3. he goes before a
judge 3/26/01, next monday. he is unsure whether or not it
would be better to plead guilty or innocent. he feels he's
not guilty of violence, since he did not strike anyone. he
is mainly concerned with not serving a jail sentence, though
so he would plead guilty to avoid jail. but, he doesn't know
what the penalty is. his wife wants him to enter a rehabilitation program, but feels he will not unless forced
by the judge.
in south carolina, what are the penalties for cdv, and have
judges in s.c. sentenced defendents to rehabilitation in
lieu of a jail term?