If you have been charged with drunk driving in Utah, you are facing serious penalties in a very tough system. The DUI laws in Utah seem to get tougher every year. Over the past few years the state legislature has enacted additional laws making it even tougher on individuals who drink and get behind the wheel in this state. As such, it is extremely important that you hire an experienced DUI lawyer in Utah if you are facing these charges. Whether it is your first, second, or multiple DUI charge, you need a team who can give you the best chance of getting your case resolved in this best manner possible. Make sure you hire a team with knowledge of the latest changes to the laws in Utah and someone who knows how each of the different local courts and judges treat individuals in these cases. For specifics on the laws which may be applicable to your case, read below.
Utah Driver’s License Suspension
Many people do not realize when they have been charged with a DUI in Utah, they are facing the possible suspension of their driver’s license. Most of us rely heavily on our ability to driver, whether that is to get us to and from work, school, or anywhere else, we all need the ability to drive. You should be aware that unless you provide proper notice and request to the Driver’s License Division for a hearing on your license suspension, you could automatically lose your driving privileges for at least 120 days, possibly more if this it is a second or third offense. To get your DLD hearing requested in a timely manner, call us today and speak with one of our Utah DUI attorneys now, 801.618.1334.
Interlock Restricted Drivers
In many cases, the individual charged faces the possibility of an interlock restriction. This means that the individual is not allowed to drive any vehicle without an interlock device. This is a machine that requires you to blow into a device before the care may be operated. The device checks for alcohol on your breath. If at the time your were arrested for DUI, your BAC was above a certain amount, you may be interlock restricted. Additionally, if you have a prior DUI, you may be restricted in this manner.
Fines, Jail, Community Service, Etc.
Of the laws impose many other potential penalties on a DUI offender other than the ones cited above. A fine, community service, and potential jail time, are all possibilities in almost any case. This is why it is so important to have an attorney. With so many different potential penalties the court may impose, it helps to have lawyer navigate the system for you put forward your best defense.
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Don’t take a chance with just any lawyer. The Salcido Law Firm fight for your rights. We never just roll over for the prosecution. We enjoy fighting for our clients and giving them their best defense. We are not the type of law firm to just go to court and hope for the best. We prepare each case as if we are fighting it the distance and we often do just that. We have a great track record of success and have won both at the DLD hearing and at court. We understand what it takes to most successfully resolve your case. Call us today. You can sign up right over the phone or we provide free consultations in our office. We look forward to your call.