For many people, getting a DUI is their first encounter with the law. In Utah, the state Legislature has unfortunately made DUI’s a serious crime. According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, your first Utah DUI offense will result in the suspension of your driver’s license for 120 days. For your second DUI the period of suspension is two years. However, if your Utah criminal defense attorney successfully defends you against the charges, some of these suspensions and fees may not be enacted.
No matter how serious the penalties you face, you can be sure that our firm will protect your rights with an aggressive defense. We will investigate your case thoroughly to confront the allegations made against you.
If you are reading this before you’ve received a DUI, remember a few things:
- By having a Utah Drivers License, you consent to a test of your breath, blood, urine, or oral fluid to help the Police determine if your blood alcohol content is too high, if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if you have a controlled substance in your body. If you refuse to take a breathalyzer or other test, your license can be automatically revoked.
- However, you did not consent to field sobriety tests, which include the horizontal eye tests, walk in a line test, and stand on one leg tests. These circus performance tests are designed for people to fail. Don’t take them! These tests are completely voluntary.
- You do not have the right to consult an attorney or wait for an attorney to be present as a condition of taking a breathalyzer or other test. Sometimes it is better to take the test and then have your attorney fight the results of the test.
If you are reading this as a result of receiving a DUI, know this:
- Breathalyzers are not perfect and many times, a court will throw out the results.
- Sometimes the cop will pull you over for a bad reason and your case can be dismissed.
- Getting a DUI isn’t the end of the world. Relax and let us represent you to fight it on your behalf.
Remember These Three Important Rules:
* Don’t trust or believe the police.
* Don’t resist being handcuffed.
* Don’t say anything.
The police are not on your side. We are. Contact us at 801-359-0404, as soon as possible after being charged with a DUI to get the experienced representation that you need.