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C. Austin McDaniel

DUI and DWI Attorney at Anderson, SC

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2007
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I have dedicated the majority of my professional career to learning the "science" behind the Standardized Field Sobreity Tests as created by the NHTSA and used by all officers in South Carolina when conducting DUI investigations. 

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C. Austin McDaniel, Attorney At Law
523 North Main Street
Anderson, SC, 29621

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Posted by Can't Stop Won't Stop | July 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Austin McDaniel will go above and beyond to make sure his clients get the justice they deserve. I was once charged with DUS, DUI, and Uninsured and thanks to Attorney McDaniel's help all 3 cases were dismissed and he advised me on how to get my licenses back. If you need a Lawyer in Anderson SC I highly recommend this guy.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2018
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Austin McDaniel
Austin helped my family out. We are so thankful for him and office. I was wrongfully arrested and assaulted amongst other things. The police put 6 bs charges on me. I just knew id end up in prison even though i was innocent. Because of Austin things went my way better then expected. All charges dropped and they were all felonies. I recommend him if your in a ruff spot.
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Posted by Jody | June 6, 2018
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Highly recommend Austin was able to get my DUI charge reduced to a speeding ticket. He knows what he's doing and can count on him handling your case personally. Also will work with you even when paying is difficult. A very down to earth lawyer......Thanks
Posted by Austin | February 10, 2018
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Dui dismissed completely
Austin was very thorough and knowledgeable about the law and what the possibilities of happening were. He gave me a great price and even a military discount. He made sure he stayed on top of my case and called me whenever anything new developed. All in all my case was dismissed within 6 months!
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2017
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Austin was an excellent attorney who kept me updated on everything surrounding my DUI charge. He didn't sugar coat anything. Also, because of his years of experience, he knows most of the LEOs in the area, which was beneficial. I followed his sound advice and the charges were dismissed! Hopefully I'll never have another situation like that again, but if I do, I got his number on speed dial...
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
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Best in Anderson, SC
He's the best lawyer ever. I highly recommend him to anyone in their time of need. He has helped me and multiple of my friends. I know I can call him 24/7 for anything I need.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2017
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Last Minute Resolution
I contacted Austin just days before my pre trial date with a very unappealing DUI case. Austin reviewed my case and was able to get my charged reduced down to a reckless driving charge!
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2013
Thanx Austin!
Resolved my son's DUI case by reducing charge to "Too Fast for Conditions". Thanx Austin.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • C. Austin McDaniel, Attorney at Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Newton Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate
  • The Ronnie Cole Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Deputy Solicitor
  • Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 2007 - 2010
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  • Appalachian School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Clemson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Abraham
  • Reversed


  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Anderson County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Greenwood County Bar Association
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014


Speaking Engagements

  • Upstate Judicial Association
  • 2014
  • Criminal Essentials
  • Criminal Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Austin is an excellent DUI attorney. He is knowledgeable about he law and knows the facts of each case cold. Austin is not afraid of trial, and routinely prevails in both bench and jury trials. More importantly, is that he is a great person. Not just a great lawyer. I trust Austin in each case I refer to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. McDaniel is highly knowledgeable in Criminal Defense, specifically DUI. He is extremely professional and values his clients above all."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I handled a series of cases with Austin when I was prosecuting in Pickens County. He works up his cases, negotiates great deals for his clients, and isn't afraid to try a case. A top notch lawyer and person."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Austin is extremely knowledgeable about DUI law. He's an excellent attorney who has built up good relations with law enforcement, judges, and opposing counsel due to his professionalism, knowledge, and courtesy. He works hard for his clients and gets great results."
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Anderson DUI and DWI Lawyer C. Austin McDaniel
C. Austin McDaniel
DUI and DWI Attorney
Anderson, SC
Licensed for 16 years
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