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Utah has some of the strictest DUI laws in the US. These laws prohibit the operation of a vehicle with a blood alcohol of .05 or greater or with any metabolite drug in your body. DUI penalties vary from a Class B Misdemeanor to a Felony. Statutorily penalties for DUI can include mandatory jail time, heavy fines, a $350 impoundment fee, drug and alcohol testing, community service, revocation, restrictions, mandatory classes, counseling, probation, ignition interlock, and more.

DUI crimes include the following:

What will happen to your license after a dui in Salt Lake City

If you are arrested for DUI your license will be confiscated and you will be issued a temporary license good for 30 days. You will have 10 days to file for a driver’s license hearing to make your case to keep you license. Failure to do so may result in your license being suspended for up to two years. These Dision of Drivers' License administrative hearings can be won and are your best chance to avoid future complications. It is to your advantage to have a qualified Utah DUI criminal defense attorney present your best case for retention of your license in language  which the hearing officer will respond favorably. At the Law Office of Paul Grant our DUI criminal defense attorney team has helped countless clients overcome this first, important obstacle. You should know that Utah law does not allow restricted licenses to school or work so success at the Drivers' license hearing is a top priority.

In Salt Lake City the burden of proof in a DUI case is paramount

Utah has severely restricted plea bargain latitude in DUI cases. Not all DUI cases are winnable but many are. The ones that can be won often  prevail by a motion to suppress evidence. The burden of proof in a DUI case is quite high and procedures must be followed to a “T” in order for the prosecution to prevail. Any chink in this procedural chain of armor can lead to an instant dismissal or a lessening of charges. At The Law Office of Paul Grant we rely upon a proven defense strategy flow chart based on these potential procedural errors and supported by a databank of pre-drafted and proven briefs to support our motions to suppress. DUI defense is almost more of a science than an art to our Utah DUI criminal defense attorney team.

In order to insure the best possible results in your DUI case, it is important to hire an experienced and aggressive attorney who focuses on DUI cases and who can recognize and leverage your most viable defense into effective motions. At The Law Office of Paul Grant we protect the rights of clients accused of DUI in Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, Park City and surrounding communities in Utah.  Call us today at 801-447-277. You initial consultation is free of charge.