DUI Attorney Salt Lake City
Experienced DUI Lawyer in Salt Lake City
Drunk driving charges are extremely serious. A conviction can significantly affect your future and result in fines, jail time, and the loss of driving privileges. The Salt Lake City DUI lawyers at Lokken & Putnam, P.C. are committed to protecting your rights. Let us build a strong defense on your behalf – we have more than 25 years of experience to put to work for you.
Contact us right away to schedule a consultation – call (801) 829-9783.
What You Need to Do after a DUI Arrest in Utah
Immediately following a DUI arrest, you need to request a hearing with the Utah Driver License Division. Our Salt Lake City DUI attorneys can assist you with a hearing request and guide you through the process. Your license may be suspended if you fail to request a hearing in a timely manner. We do not say this to scare you — we want to make sure we are able to do everything in our power to preserve your freedom after an arrest.
There are three ways you can be charged with a DUI:
- If your blood alcohol content (BAC) level is .05% or higher
- If the arresting officer believes you are not in a safe condition to drive, even if your BAC is less than .05%
- If police find any level of an illegal drug in your system, whether or not you are actually under the influence of the drug
We provide an aggressive drunk driving defense. You will always know where your case stands and what action we are taking to help you reach a favorable outcome.
Penalties for a First-Time DUI Conviction in Utah
Under Utah Code § 41-6A-503, a first-offense DUI is usually charged as a Class B misdemeanor. The penalties for a Class B misdemeanor are up to six months of possible jail time and a fine of up to $1,000 plus additional charges.
A first-time DUI offense is elevated to a Class A misdemeanor if:
- The driver injured another person as a result of his or her negligent driving.
- The driver had a passenger under 16 years old in the vehicle with them.
- The driver was over the age of 21 and they had a passenger under the age of 18 in the vehicle.
A Class A misdemeanor conviction carries up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,500.
Handling DUI Cases in Utah State & Federal Court
Our DUI attorneys in Salt Lake City can explore all your options after you have been charged with a DUI in Utah. We know how officers and prosecutors handle these charges. Our team works hard to protect your freedom and preserve your driving privileges.
Lokken & Putnam, P.C. represents individuals in Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, and throughout Utah in DUI cases, including cases involving THC/marijuana and other illegal drugs. We also represent individuals charged with a DUI while operating a boat or riding an ATV.
Call (801) 829-9783 right away after an arrest, or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.
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