When people receive criminal charges they are usually prepared for the common penalties of possible jail time and/or a fine. Although both these penalties can be very serious, some criminal defendants find that the harshest penalty is the suspension of their drivers license. Some criminal offenses have mandatory license suspension terms while other offenses simply add points against your drivers license and once your reach 200 points your license is suspended. Loosing your license can be huge in a state like Utah where most people rely heavily on their cars to get around especially when it involves getting to work or school.
Drunk Driving | Juvenile Crimes | Other Offenses
The offense that is most likely to end in a driver’s license suspension is a DUI charge. There is a lot of language in Utah law discussing what suspensions can be handed out and what suspensions must be handed out when it comes to a drunk driving offense. The other area that most commonly involves license suspension is juvenile crimes such as Minor in Possession, or Minor Consumption. Most other offenses that could have driver’s license implications are simply calculated on the point system previously mentioned.
Keeping Your License | Utah Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a DUI or a juvenile crime then it is important to speak with an attorney at Salcido Law Firm to find out what kind of effects a conviction could have on you. You most likely have no desire to lose your license and as such you need an attorney to help you defend yourself. In a lot of situations it may be impossible to get out of a license suspension but with the help of council you may be able to reduce the duration of the suspension. Call or email us today to set up a free consultation.