DUI In Utah
Whether it’s a first-time or a fourth-time offense, the State of Utah takes all drunk-driving cases seriously and punishes offenders accordingly. This means that if you are being charged with a Driving Under Influence (DUI) offense, you face the possibility of a long list of criminal punishments and lifelong consequences.
The best way to lessen the impact a DUI arrest has on your life is to seek counsel from an experienced defense attorney who is knowledgeable about DUI law specific to Utah and your case.
Because Utah is especially strict about license suspensions, one of the most important things a DUI lawyer can help you do is protect as many driving privileges as possible by requesting an administrative hearing. This must be done in a timely fashion, however, so you must act quickly to appeal your automatic suspension.
Other consequences of a drunk-driving conviction in Utah include:
The criminal punishments for DUI are harsh and include: large fines, possible jail time, time on probation, community service, alcohol rehabilitation, court-ordered monitoring devices, and more. These punishments escalate in severity with every subsequent DUI charge.
A DUI conviction can hurt much more than just your criminal record. Because a drunk-driving charge will result in the loss of your driving privileges, it can significantly impact your ability to retain employment or seek new employment. Additionally, a DUI can prevent you from being able to rent cars or housing, obtain insurance of many kinds, and more.
How Covey & Young Can Help
Joshua T. Covey and Joseph D. Young, of Covey & Young, are both graduates of the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University and are experts in criminal defense, with a special interest in DUI defense. Between the two, they have a vast knowledge of Utah DUI law and can put their expertise to work for you by analyzing all the details of your case and identifying any faults or mistakes.
The attorneys at Covey & Young understand this can be a scary time and that you have a lot of lose, so they strive to make the process as painless as possible. If you would like a free, no-obligation evaluation with the attorneys at Covey & Young, please contact us either through our online form or by calling us toll-free.