If you need a Utah DUI defense attorney, contact the Law Office of Brad R. Anderson today.
If you are convicted of a drunk driving offense, you will be forced to pay expensive fines. You will lose your driver’s license and you could spend time behind bars – even for your first offense. You will also have a criminal record that could jeopardize your ability to get a job, rent a home or get car insurance.
Without someone on your side, fighting for you, you could end up wrongly convicted of a drunk driving offense. Our criminal defense team will fight for you and your future, and do everything possible to obtain a favorable outcome in your case.
What Happens if You Get a Utah DUI?
If you are convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Utah, you face fines, fees and surcharges that start at around $1,000 and increase from there. The judge could sentence you to a jail term ranging from two days and five years, depending the facts of the case and your prior record.
You may get probation or community service (or both) and have to install an ignition interlock device on your car at your own expense. You could lose your driver’s license for up to two years and the judge can compel you to seek mandatory substance abuse treatment.
If you’re underage, the potential penalties are especially harsh and could put your entire future in jeopardy.
What Are Your Options for Fighting a Utah DUI Charge?
When facing a Utah DUI charge, you typically have four basic options. You can:
- Plead guilty and accept whatever penalties the judge imposes
- Agree to participate in a diversion or deferral program
- Negotiate for dismissal or a reduction in charges
- Fight the charges in court
The right option for you will depend on a variety of factors, including the details of your case and how the police handled your arrest and the collection of evidence.
Fortunately for many people charged with DUI in Utah, obtaining a favorable outcome can be possible. A DUI defense attorney can review the facts of your case and help you decide the best course for you.
How Our DUI Lawyers Can Help You
We start by reviewing the facts of the case and investigating your arrest and processing.
We will seek to determine whether the officer has reasonable suspicion to stop your car and probable cause to request a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. We will also carefully review how any chemical BAC testing was performed and whether we may have grounds to challenge the accuracy of the testing.
We can leverage any potential issues with your case to negotiate with the prosecutor. Our primary goal is to get your charges dismissed completely or have them reduced to a lesser offense.
No matter how persuasive you believe the case is against you, talk to a lawyer before you make any decisions or provide any statement to the police. At the Law Office of Brad R. Anderson, we help Utah residents who are facing all types of DUI charge. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with a Utah DUI defense attorney.