Salt Lake City DUI Attorney
If you have been charged with a first time DUI offense, you likely have many questions. Will I lose my license? What about my reputation, career, and future? What is the process? Is there jail time for a first offender? These and many other questions can be answered by a Salt Lake City DUI Attorney at Utah Defenders. We have represented hundreds of clients throughout the state of Utah who have been charged with DUI .
For an individual who has little or no criminal record, a first time DUI charge can be devastating. For some, you may lose your professional license or job. In Utah, if you are convicted of a first DUI offense, you are facing severe penalties if convicted and even possible jail time. In most cases your driving license will be suspended and you will likely have to pay fines. Some individuals proceed through the court system without an attorney mistakenly believing (since it is their first offense) they will be able to escape the strong of arm of the state. Don’t make this mistake. Regardless of whether it is your first, second, or third DUI, an experienced Salt Lake City DUI attorney will help to ensure your rights are protected.
For more information refer to the Utah Department of Public Safety’s website concerning DUI.
We fight so You Don’t Have To.
At Utah Defenders, a Salt Lake City DUI Attorney will fight for your case so you don’t have to. One of the greatest benefits of hiring our team of lawyers is the comfort of knowing your best defenses are being set forth and your case is being managed. We take on the stress of the case so you can relax and move on with your life.
Free Consultations – Call and speak with a Salt Lake City DUI Attorney 24/7
We offer free consultations to individuals charged with their first DUI offense. We have a Salt Lake City DUI attorney on call 24/7 to ensure you get the help and advice you need. Do not delay. You don’t need to go at it alone. We can help, call now at 801.618.1334. We can also be reached by email at anytime.
Don’t Make Any Admissions
If someone has never been charged with a DUI before they are probably not aware of the fact that they do not have to make any admissions to the police officer who pulls him over. When a cop pulls someone over and suspects that the driver has been drinking, the first thing he will do is simply ask the driver “have you been drinking?” or “how much have you had to drink tonight?” Without fail, most people answer the question honestly. You do not have to answer any question that could incriminate you. Cops want you to answer their questions because if you do you will build their case for them and make their job easier.
After the police officer asks the driver questions he will then move to the next step of asking the driver to step out of the car and do some field sobriety tests. You do not have to do field sobriety tests, but hardly anyone knows that. When a police officer asks you to do FSTs you can politely tell them “no.” You don’t need to say anything else.
Don’t help law enforcement make their case by giving them all sorts of admissions. You have a constitutional right to not incriminate yourself.