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  1. American Fork
    1. Advocate Attorney: DUI Domestic Violence Drug Offenses Theft Burglary Kidnapping Murder Sexual Offenses White Collar Crime Expungements Federal Crimes
  2. Bingham City
    1. Dorius, Bond, Reyes & Linares: attorneys & lawyers, accidents, personal injury & property damage attorneys & lawyers, bankruptcy attorneys & lawyers, criminal law attorneys & lawyers, divorce & family law attorneys & lawyers, DWI, dui, OWI, oui attorneys & lawyers, juvenile law & children's rights attorneys & lawyers, water law attorneys & lawyers, domestic violence attorneys & lawyers
  3. Bountiful
    1. Pearson Butler : Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a serious criminal act.
    2. Cramer, Cramer & Adair
  4. Clearfield
    1. Helgesen, Houtz & Jones: Criminal Defense
  5. Draper
    1. Ayres Law Firm: Utah DUI laws change every year as the Utah State Legislature is continually tries to make DUI penalties stiffer and make it easier for law enforcement to be able to convict you of the crime. Do you know how tough these laws are? Did you know that you can be cited for a DUI even if your car is parked and not running? This is precisely why you need experienced Utah DUI attorneys protecting your rights and ensuring the best outcome for your case. Attorneys who specialize in DUI and are current in their knowledge and understanding of the newest laws and how they affect your case.
    2. Washburn, Kimberly: Adoption Business Organizations Child Support Contracts Criminal Law Custody & Visitation DUI/DWI Divorce Estate Planning Family Law Landlord/Tenant Litigation & Appeals Native Peoples Law Personal Injury -- Plaintiff Probate & Estate Administration Real Estate Law Trusts Wills
  6. Cedar City
  7. Heber City
    1. Jones, Edward: DUI and traffic charges can dramatically change your live and livelihood. Loss of driving privileges makes it challenging to keep employment. Traffic tickets will increase your insurance rates. Even something as small as a speeding ticket, just driving 5 mph over the speed limit gives you a criminal misdemeanor on your record. Stop the madness.
  8. Kaysville
    1. Murphy, Michael: Criminal Law Fraud Drug Violations DUI/DWI Sex Offenses Juvenile Crimes Felonies Federal Offenses
    2. Newton. Steven: Facts About Field Sobriety Tests You can refuse to take a field sobriety test. You can refuse them without the consequence of losing your driver's license. Two examples of field sobriety tests: * The one-legged test. Officers have you stand on one leg and then ask you to perform tasks like touching your nose. * The eye test. Technically referred to as the HGN test, where an officer puts his finger in front of your eyes and moves it left to right to see how your eye reacts to the movement. * The nine step walk and turn. The office instructs you to stand in certain position, walk an imaginary or real line nine steps, turn around and walk nine steps back. If you failed a field sobriety test, do not worry. Please contact me today to discuss your unique situation. Facts About Blood/Breath Tests If you refuse to take a blood or breath test that is requested by a police officer, you could lose your driver's license for up to a year. A second refusal and further refusals could result in losing your license for substantial amounts of time or possibly permanently. Facts About DUI Charges With your first DUI charge, depending on your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), you could face a jail sentence. A second offense within 10 years of the first has a mandatory 10-day minimum jail sentence. A third offense within 10 years is a felony with a minimum mandatory jail sentence of over 60 days. Do Not Get Discouraged Facing possible jail time is scary. Do not get discouraged.
  9. Layton
    1. Edwards, Michael: Criminal Law Arson Assault Burglary Domestic Violence Drug Possession Drunk driving/DUI offenses Homicide Rape Robbery Theft/Larceny Traffic violations White collar crime Family Law Divorce Alimony Child custody/visitation Child support Juvenile delinquency/dependency Mediation Prenuptial/postnuptial agreements Military divorce Military Law Courts Martial Non-Judicial Punishment Military Divorce Military Retirement Personal Injury Auto accidents Unsafe products Slips and falls
    2. Labaron & Jensen: SHOULD I TALK TO THE POLICE? Police officers are like anyone else. They have a job to do. Obviously, you may be a witness to an accident or the victim of a crime yourself. Under these circumstances, talk to the police. However, there is a time when the focus shifts to you as a possible suspect. This is not a good time to talk to the police. When an officer starts asking you questions that put you at the center of an investigation they are not usually looking to prove your innocence. They are looking to prove you guilty. Many clients have found themselves behind bars because they assumed incorrectly that the officer would leave them alone if they told the officer what the officer wanted to hear. This may be true at times, but too often it leads to more questions and inconsistencies that are real or perceived. A police officer is like an older miner who is looking for reasons why the rock is gold. Likewise, the officer is looking for reasons why you are guilty. Too many times, the truth and innocence is either twisted or ignored. Several right answers do not make up for the wrong answer. You may be arrested, but if you don't speak they can't hold what you didn't say against you. Very little good ever comes from speaking to the police when you are a possible suspect. Keep quiet. WHAT IF I AM INNOCENT? Most of the time, the police are doing the best they can and are not trying to do anything wrong. That doesn't mean they don't get it wrong. Experience has taught us here at LeBaron & Jensen that innocent people really do get arrested. Innocent people really do get their words twisted around and their actions misperceived. You may be able to trust an officer to be a good person, but you cannot always trust them to get it right. Be quiet. Seek legal help. With the careful guided help of legal counsel, mistakes and misperceptions can be avoided. If you are innocent, the truth is not a problem, but is best presented carefully and thoughtfully. The more the story is told the more it changes, even when it is true. Tell your story once, and tell it right and well. The littlest of details can be twisted and manipulated. Don't be victim of manipulation. As careful as justice tries to be, innocent people get convicted. We believe in our clients and their innocence. Not everyone will believe in your innocence. Let us safeguard you. SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL I AM ARRESTED? If you are being investigated for a crime, you should seek the advice of counsel. There are many things a skilled attorney can do for you prior to arrest that may help you avoid arrest or avoid conviction. Many times, law enforcement suspects that you are guilty and they are looking for you to give them the last piece of evidence they need. If you invoke the right to counsel, the police must stop asking questions and let you get counsel. Let counsel address these issues. Let counsel answer the questions. Let your attorney find out about your case for you. Law enforcement will use strong arm tactics. They can lie and tell you they know things they do not know. They will make a concerted effort to manipulate you into giving them what they want. You need an attorney between you and their tactics protecting you from pressure. If you are a suspect, get an attorney. DO THE POLICE MAKE MISTAKES? Police are like anyone else. They are not perfect and they make mistakes. Sometimes they simply get the wrong guy. Sometimes they are too quick to accuse. Often, they make mistakes and violate your rights. If the police get the wrong guy or simply accuse you too quickly, a good attorney can find the holes in the facts. You have to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and sometimes the facts just aren't there. The police rapped up there case too quickly and got the wrong person or there was no crime at all. This happens, and a good attorney can point that out. Sometimes, the police conduct their investigations wrong. They search your car without cause or consent. They forget to read you your rights. Many of these mistakes lead to key pieces of evidence being thrown out and your case along with it. Remember, police are not perfect. A good attorney will spot mistakes and can use them to their fullest advantage. Police do make mistakes. Most of the time, they are just mistakes. However, mistakes can help you or hurt you. An experienced attorney can spot mistakes and turn them to your advantage. HOW CAN A CONVICTION AFFECT ME? A criminal conviction can be a deal breaker. There are many people out there that have been convicted of a crime that cannot find work, lose their right to vote, their right to carry a gun, and other serious consequences. An experienced attorney can sometimes help you avoid conviction or at least minimize the damage. Understanding what certain convictions can do to you and how to avoid certain penalties is an essential part of a good criminal defense. ARE DUI'S SERIOUS? DUI's are very serious. If you are convicted of a DUI, you lose your license, your insurance premiums go through the roof when you get your license back, and you pay heavy fines and face jail time. Along with all these penalties, you get the consequences of even stiffer penalties with each successive conviction. You need an experienced DUI attorney that can help you with the unique aspects of a DUI case. DUI cases are very different than many other criminal cases. There is a lot of science or lack of science involved in these cases. Many officers are not adequately trained to understand the science behind these cases and often make mistakes in pulling you over and testing you for impairment. More than many other types of criminal cases, DUI cases are full of opportunities for an experienced attorney to explore, but they have to know what they are looking for. At LeBaron & Jensen, we know what we are looking for. We have had several DUI cases and often find mistakes or problems with the case that we can work to our client's advantage. We can help you with the unique aspects of a DUI case. WHY DO I NEED AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY? Unlike some areas of the law, criminal law is more than just about the law. It is about facts, seeing patterns, understanding the story, and being able to present these ideas to a judge and often to a jury. You see television shows about criminal law all the time, because they are interesting and the stories are compelling. Presentation is often the key to success on these shows. This is true in real life. The stories are compelling and interesting and presentation is critical. The practice of criminal law is an art.
    3. Nebeker, Matthew: With the ability to find personal records on the internet, hiring an attorney to defend you against a charge that could leave unwanted blemishes such as a DUI on your record is the smart thing to do.
  10. Lehi
    1. Invictus law: Bankruptcy Corporate Litigation Family Law Criminal Law Trusts & Estates Asset Protection Seminar And Telemarketing Law
  11. Logan
    1. Perry, Dave: All Felony Charges All Misdemeanor Charges 402 Charge Reductions Expungements Jury Trials Plea in Abeyance Juvenile Appellate Work DCFS First District Court City Justice Courts Parental Defense etc.
  12. Midvale
    1. Culas, Robert: BANKRUPTCY Don't lose sleep over losing your car, home and possessions -- THERE IS AN ANSWER! DOMESTIC RELATION Family Law... CRIMINAL LAW All criminal defenses in both felony and misdemeanor... PERSONAL INJURY Car accident; slip and fall CIVIL RIGHTS Title VII; race discrimination; age discrimination; sex discrimination; sexual harassment; police brutality; etc.
    2. >Harold Stone: Being charged with a DUI in Utah carries tough penalties on an escalating scale that increases with each consecutive offenses in any given 10 year period. You can even be charged with DUI if the metabolite of an alcohol or drug is found in your system when exhibiting questionable ability to operate your vehicle. It is very common for those charged with DUI to lose their license if they do not quickly hire a knowledgeable defense attorney. The system is aggressive when pursuing and charging you with a DUI. An experienced criminal defense attorney who is ready to vigorously defend you against these charges is a necessity.
  13. Murray
    1. Edwards, Mark: If you have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Utah, you need an attorney who knows what to do to get the best possible outcome in your case. Your driver's license may be suspended, and will be unless you request a hearing. Having an attorney to help you at that DUI hearing can mean the difference between suspension and asking for rides everywhere, to keeping your license while the case is still going on and being able to continue to drive to work.
    2. Law, Greg: A DUI arrest actually sets two separate cases in motion, one civil and one criminal. The driver's license hearing is a civil hearing that typically lasts 30 minutes or less and is often conducted by phone. This hearing is important to your defense because it gives you the first opportunity to question the arresting officer under oath. This will help us prepare more effectively for the criminal case and it will also "lock" the officer in to those prior statements given under oath. Is it possible to win at the driver's license hearing? Yes, but keep in mind that winning your civil hearing only means that you get to keep driving while the criminal case is still pending. If you are later convicted on DUI charges, you can still lose your license. In fact, if you are convicted of a first-time DUI, your driver's license will be suspended for 120 days. A second or subsequent conviction will result in a two year suspension.
    3. Sullivan, Kevin: * Assault & Battery * Child Abuse - Criminal * Criminal Fraud * DRUG DISTRIBUTION * Other Drug Crimes * Drunk Driving / DUI / DWI * EMBEZZLEMENT * Environmental Violations * FELONIES * Gun Possession * Homicide * Juvenile Crime * Misdemeanors * Parole & Probation * INTERNET CRIMES * RICO * Record Sealing or Expungement * Securities Fraud * Serious Auto Crimes * SEXUAL ABUSE - Criminal * Speeding & Moving Violations * Theft * Vandalism * WHITE COLLAR CRIME
    4. Baker, Brandon: # Auto Accident # Bankruptcy # Civil Litigation # Criminal Defense # Divorce # Family Law # Personal Injury # Wills and Trusts # General Litigation
  14. Ogden
  15. Orem
    1. Shousen, Neil: Employment Law, Criminal Defense and Debt Negotiation
    2. Dexter & Dexter: Drunk Driving / DUI – the Utah legal limit is .08 which can result in a DUI arrest for persons who are not even impaired.
  16. Park City
  17. Provo
    1. Reneer & Associates: Drug charges Thefts Juvenile offenses DUI Sex offense charges Should I Take the Plea? The legal system can seem intimidating at times. Your prosecutor might pressure you into accepting a plea bargain. However, this offer might not always be in your best interest.
    2. Filmore & Spencer: While the government was created to protect the people against crime, the Constitution was designed to protect the people against the government. Thomas Edison observed, "The strength of the Constitution lies in the will of the people to defend it." Do you know what to do if a police officer asks to search your home or your car? What if you are a suspect in a crime and a police officer demands an interview? Do you know your rights? If you are charged with or under investigation for a crime, you need an experienced criminal defense advocate in your corner.
    3. Utley & White: Criminal law DUI law Drug crime law Family law Juvenile crime law Sex crime law Violent crime law Will and trust law
    4. Allan & Easton: When your freedom, reputation, and career are on the line, you want someone with experience who can correctly assess your case and acquire the best possible outcome for you.
    5. Scribner & McCandless: No one ever expects to be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). For most people, the arrest is a shattering experience. There are the flashing lights, and the officer at the car door. First come the questions and the field sobriety tests, then the handcuffs and the trip to the station for booking. These experiences are followed by more questions and warnings and finally by being asked to blow on an intoxilizer machine, or having your blood drawn. The final humiliations are either booking into jail to sleep it off and wait for court, or a call to friend or loved one to post bail. None of these are pleasant experiences. None of the people who are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol intend to engage in conduct that will result in their arrest. Most don't realize that they have had enough to drink to put them over legal limits. Sometimes the difference between an arrest and being released without charges filed is what you had for lunch, and how much you weigh. If you have been arrested, what should you expect next? If you have been released on bail, you will be given a court date when you are required to appear for an arraignment. An arraignment is a hearing where you enter a guilty or not guilty plea. If you plead not guilty your case will be set for a pretrial conference where you or your attorney can meet with the prosecutor and discuss the case. If you plead guilty, the case will immediately proceed to sentencing unless you invoke your statutory right to have sentencing occur in a period between two and forty-five days after entry of plea. The consequences and penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol in Utah may include the following for a first conviction. You will be sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but two days suspended. You will be ordered to pay fines and fees totaling as much as $1850.00, plus court security fees. (Fines and fees actually imposed are usually somewhat lower but still substantial). You will face the loss of your driving privilege for 120 days. You will be ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle. You will be forbidden to drive any vehicle that does not have an ignition interlock device on it. You will be required to have a substance abuse evaluation, and to follow through on any recommended treatment. You may be placed on probation with a private probation provider who will require you to pay for probation. You may be required to submit to random drug or alcohol tests. After regaining your driver's license you will be required to obtain expensive SR22 automobile insurance. How can a lawyer help? In a DUI case an experienced attorney can help in several ways. The attorney can appear with you at all court dates. The attorney can help you request a driver's license hearing to see if your driving privileges can be maintained. (This hearing must be requested within 10 days of your arrest.) The attorney will help you enter a not guilty plea, and will set your case for a pretrial. Counsel can file an "entry of appearance of counsel", and a "request for discovery" that will require the prosecutor to make all police reports and information on the case available to the defense. Your attorney can help you make decisions about what to do in the case. The attorney will evaluate the evidence and see whether there is a basis to claim that your arrest was illegal or improper. Counsel can negotiate with the prosecutor, and in many cases can negotiate amendment of the charges to offenses that do not have all of the consequences and penalties set forth above. Counsel can represent you at sentencing hearings and other hearings to make sure that the process is fair. Finally in appropriate cases, your attorney can help you take your case to trial where a judge or jury can decide guilt or innocence.
    6. Howard Lewis Petersen: * DUI (also known as DWI or drunk driving) charges * Drug offenses ranging from simple possession to possession with intent to distribute or trafficking in methamphetamines (meth), marijuana, heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Xanax and Soma * Simple assault and other violent crimes, up to and including capital murder * Sex crimes such as forcible sex abuse or rape * White collar crimes such as insurance fraud, bank fraud and embezzlement * Post-conviction matters including parole and probation violations * Domestic Violence Cases
    7. Esplin Weight: Every year, a substantial number of people in Utah are charged with drunk driving, and every year, many of those people lose out on important opportunities to defend themselves against the consequences of a DUI conviction. It is important to take these matters seriously because a conviction will be on your record for 10 years and any subsequent offenses may be enhanced to a felony charge.
    8. Sessions Law: DUI (Driving Under the Influence): Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs Drug Offenses: Possession For Sale, Sales, Attempts to Sell, Importation, Transportation, Cultivation and Sales, Distribution and Conspiracy to Violate Any Drug/Narcotic Laws, Trafficking and Manufacture of Methamphetamine and/or Possession of Chemicals (i.e. Ephedrine or Pseudo ephedrine) for Manufacturing, purifying. Sex Offenses: Child Molestation, Lewd Conduct with a Minor, Possession or involvement in production or distribution of "Child Pornography", Statutory Rape, "Date Rape", Rape (see, also "Crimes of violence"), Forcible sex crimes (you name it), Sexual Battery, Spousal Rape and Domestic Violence. Crimes of Violence: Murder, Solicitation to Commit Murder/Kidnapping, Vehicular Manslaughter, Rape, Mayhem, Elder Abuse, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence Involving Bodily Injury, Manslaughter. White Collar Offenses: Possession, Printing and Distribution of Counterfeit/Stolen "Money", Treasury Checks/Bills, Federal Agency Checks, Money Laundering, Interstate Fraud by Wire, Telephone or Internet, Continuing Criminal Enterprises, Bankruptcy Fraud, Theft, Extortion, Credit Card Fraud, Forgery, Perjury and Other So-Called "White Collar" Offenses. Our Services include: • Driving Under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI) • Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License • DMV Hearings • Drug and Weapon Possession • Probation Violations • Traffic Offenses
    9. Larsen Law Firm: If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you need a qualified and experienced attorney in your corner to make sure your rights are protected. Even more than that, you need someone with a thorough knowledge of the complexities of DUI law in Utah County to fight for you.
    10. Brimley Law: A DUI charge can lead to a heavy fine, the loss of your driver's license, higher insurance premiums, and even a jail sentence. If you have been charged with DUI in Utah, you need the help of an experienced DUI attorney to represent you as you face this very serious charge. Utah DMV Hearings When you are arrested for DUI in Utah, you will be served with a Notice of Suspension by the officer who places you under arrest. The Notice of Suspension informs you of your right to schedule an Administrative Hearing with the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles to contest the suspension of your driver's license. It is imperative that you schedule your Administrative Hearing with the DMV within 10 days of your arrest if you want to preserve your Utah driver's license and driving privileges.
  18. Salt Lake Salt Lake Salt Lake Salt Lake
  19. Saint George
    1. Meyers, Larry: Criminal Defense All Felonies and Misdemeanors, including: -DUI -Domestic Violence -Drug and Alcohol -Drug Court -Sex Offenses -Theft -Property Damage -Fraud -Juvenile Family Law -Adoption -Divorce -Paternity -Custody -Visitation -Child Support -Enforcement of Court Orders
    2. Sharifi & Baron: Driving Under the Influence Penalties The penalties for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs can have a huge impact on your life. You can't afford to take a DUI case lightly. DUI penalties can include: Driver license suspensions of between 90 days and two years Jail/community service terms of from 2 days to one year for misdemeanor DUIs A minimum jail term of 62 days for a felony DUI Substance abuse treatment Thousands of dollars in fines Ignition interlock requirement
    3. Rawson, Michael: Family Law/Divorce - Adoptions - Criminal Defense
    4. Bonewell, Morris & Associates: misdemeanors, such as DUI, Assault, Drug possession etc... or with a Felony such as Aggravated Assault, DUI, Drug Possession or Distribution No, the police do not have to tell the truth. Yes, you do have the right to remain silent, USE IT! If you ask for an attorney don't talk about your case until you talk with your attorney. If contacted by law enforcement, be polite and do as you are told but do not talk about your case. You are not going to outsmart them. "It is better to sit there and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
    5. Cramer | Cramer: Driving Under the Influence (both misdemeanor and felony cases) Drug Possession and Distribution Theft, Embezzlement and Forgery Burglary and Robbery and Kidnapping Assault of any type Violations of Protective Orders, Phone Harassment and Mayhem Sex Crimes Including Lewdness, Sexual Assault, Incest and Rape cases Homicide and Murder Cases
    6. Justice Law Firm: So You've Been Accused of a Crime… When you are accused of a crime, the allegations include a classification of the crime. In criminal law, there are two main classifications and several sub-classes. The two main classes are felony and misdemeanor. Felonies are more serious offenses according to the state whereas misdemeanors are less serious offenses. Generally speaking, felonies are crimes punishable by imprisonment of a year or more, while misdemeanors are crimes punishable by less than a year. How is My Criminal Case Going to Proceed? After your have been accused, you will usually be taken into custody although this is not always the case. After the case is brought to the state from the enforcement agency (police, etc.), a prosecutor, initiates the suit. Persons convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, given probation, made to take classes, given community service, etc. The range of punishment is wide. Once the case has been filed and you have been notified or taken into custody, you have your most important decision. Do I Really Need an Criminal Defense Attorney? The answer is “no”. You can defend yourself. That is your right. If the crime is serious enough, most judges will insist that you either have an attorney or have the court appoint one. This is where you have to understand the basics of law practice. Have you ever looked in the engine of a car and thought that you understood the basics? Worse yet, have you looked in there and not been able to find the dipstick? Now pretend your car is broken and you need to read all the books to diagnose it, figure out how to fix the problem, purchase the tools to do the work, perform the labor, and then pray you got it right. That is how the law works. Whether you understand a lot or a little, doing it yourself will cost you more than hiring an attorney for your criminal law case almost every time. Getting a attorney appointed by the court is ok. You will get attorneys with more experience that any other, but you will also get the attorney that has a case load of 200+ cases in many instances. If you can afford it, hire a law firm that can give your case personal attention. Either way, you want to make sure that your case gets individual attention and not just settled like all the others.
  20. Sandy
    1. Salcido, Amanda: The Basics of Utah's DUI Laws In Utah, a person is guilty of Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) if he has a blood or breath alcohol concentration, often referred to as “BAC”, of .08 grams or more at the time of operating or being in actual physical control of the vehicle. Generally, a first time DUI offense in Utah carries a Class B misdemeanor sentence which requires jail time of at least 48 hours and a minimum fine of $700, but can result in jail time up to 6 months and a $1000 fine, plus several hundred more dollars in court costs and other associated fines. Further, a first DUI offense will result in a 120 day driver's license suspension. If the DUI offense also caused bodily injury to another or if the person Driving Under the Influence had a passenger 18 years or younger in the car with him, then the DUI can result in a Class A misdemeanor, which can lead to a one year jail sentence, a $2500 fine, and several hundred dollars in court costs and other associated fines. If a second DUI offense occurs within 10 years of a prior DUI conviction the defendant is looking at a minimum of 10 days jail time, an $800 fine, the potential maximum penalties associated with Class A and B misdemeanors as describe above, and a 2 year driver's license suspension. If a third DUI offense occurs within a 10 year period it is punished as a third degree felony which can carry a 5 year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine. Even if the judge only orders you to be on probation and does not actually sentence you to prison, there is still a minimum jail time of 1,500 hours (62.5 days) and a minimum fine of $1,500 along with any other automatic courts costs and other fines that accompany a conviction.
    2. DuBreuil, Steven: In Utah you can be charged with a DUI even if you are not impaired while driving and without being over the legal limit. This is due to the fact that if an officer can find any measurable amount of a controlled substance in your body, even if very small they can charge you with a DUI. Even if the actual controlled substance is gone, if a metabolite of a controlled substance if discovered you can still be charged. Metabolites are quite complicated, but basically they are remnants of compounds after they interact with your body. Most often these compounds provide no harmful effects or impairment, and they can be in your system for days or even weeks after consumption.
    3. Ayres Law Firm: Utah DUI law is changing every year. The legislature is continually moving to make DUI penalties stiffer and law enforcement's burden of proof lighter. 2005 is no exception! This year the Utah State legislature passed Utah Code 41-6a-524 which allows the prosecutor to use evidence of a refusal to submit to a drug or alcohol test as evidence against a person accused of DUI. Moreover, did you know that you could lose your drivers license for a drug possession charge, even if you are not in a vehicle and driving? These are further examples of the changes in the DUI and Drug laws in favor of convictions rather than justice. An experienced DUI attorney can help. The Role of Breathalyzer Tests in DUI/DWI Cases The Intoxilyzer is the name of the breathalyzer test machine that is used by police in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah. In theory, this breath test is designed to provide an accurate reading of blood alcohol content to determine if a driver is over the legal limit of .08. In reality, these tests are often flawed. Finding the Flaws in Breathalyzer Test Evidence At the Ayres Law Firm, our attorneys have experience in getting positive results by challenging all of the evidence involved in drunk driving cases. For a free consultation about DWI/DUI defense, call us today at (801) 255-5555 or send us an e-mail. Procedural Flaws Leading to Breathalyzer Test Mistakes Administering a breathalyzer test is not just a simple matter of having the driver blow. The cop is required to follow certain procedures. One of the steps that police often neglect to take is making certain that the driver's mouth is free of debris, such as food or anything else, and then waiting fifteen minutes before administering the test. Technical Flaws Leading to Breathalyzer Test Mistakes The breathalyzer is an interesting machine. Since it's too expensive to take blood from every person that police pull over for drunk driving, which would provide an accurate reading of blood alcohol level, the government has decided to use a machine that essentially makes an educated guess.
    4. DuBreuil, Steven: The state of Utah only accepts three field sobriety tests in evidence. * The horizontal gaze nystagmus: There are 38 different things that can cause the effect police are looking for in this test, including the measles. Police often fail to run enough trials to make the test anywhere near valid. I'll ask, where did the test take place? Was it at night, with lights in the defendant's eyes? That can invalidate test results. * The 9-step walk and turn: Keep your hands to your sides. Walk heel-to-toe for nine steps. Execute a turn and walk back. There are six aspects or "clues" that the officer is looking for, everything from too much space between heel and toe to raising your arms from your side. If you display just one of the six, you fail. Try it in high heels, when you are stiff from a long drive, or on a windy night and you are almost sure to fail. * The 1-legged stand: Many sober people cannot pass this test, especially if it is given on a highway or at night. Many conditions other than intoxication affect balance. You are not legally required to participate in field sobriety testing.
    5. Welker, Delbert: There is a stigma often attached to people who get arrested for drunk driving. The reality is though it happens to all types of people -- rich doctors, hard working construction workers, old men, young women, getting behind the wheel does not require any special qualification. For most people it was a mistake, and they understand this and learn from it. Unfortunately, the consequences of the DUI arrest are far reaching and even if someone has learned their lesson it does not necessarily mean it won't change their life in other ways. It is important if you have been arrested for a DUI offense that you contact an attorney who will make sure your future is protected. It is important to act fast In the small print on the DUI citation is a statement telling the cited party that they have 10 days to request a hearing or their license will be automatically suspended for 90 days. A lot of people miss this, and as a result they lose their privileges to drive -- even if they win their court case. This is why it is important if you have been arrested to contact our DUI lawyer immediately.
    6. Craig Bainum: Have you been charged with a DUI / DWI and need a drunk driving attorney? Are you facing DUI / DWI charges and don't know where to turn? Do you need a DWI / DUI lawyer to effectively represent your rights?
    7. Craig McArthur: If you have been cited for DUI/DWI, you should know that the law gives serious consequences upon conviction. And these punishments are even more severe for repeat offenders. A DUI sentence may require you to pay a substantial fine, serve some time in jail, or both. In addition to any fines or jail time, your drivers license may be suspended, even if it is your first offense. You will have to find alternate transportation and go through considerable effort to regain your driving privileges. To add insult to injury, many insurance companies will drop your motor vehicle coverage if you get a DUI. The companies that will insure you will only do so at a greatly increased premium. It is easy to see how important it is to protect your rights and to do that, you need a lawyer who will work to stop these consequences from becoming reality.
  21. South Jordan
    1. Rocky Mountain Defenders: Being charged for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Utah can have serious consequences, especially when you do not understand the criminal justice system or the defenses available to you. The penalties may include a jail sentence, suspension of driving privileges, installation of an ignition interlock device, and alcohol or drug screening classes. Given these very high stakes, it is vitally important to have a qualified attorney to defend your case.
    2. Sessions Law: DUI (Driving Under the Influence): Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs Drug Offenses: Possession For Sale, Sales, Attempts to Sell, Importation, Transportation, Cultivation and Sales, Distribution and Conspiracy to Violate Any Drug/Narcotic Laws, Trafficking and Manufacture of Methamphetamine and/or Possession of Chemicals (i.e. Ephedrine or Pseudo ephedrine) for Manufacturing, purifying. Sex Offenses: Child Molestation, Lewd Conduct with a Minor, Possession or involvement in production or distribution of "Child Pornography", Statutory Rape, "Date Rape", Rape (see, also "Crimes of violence"), Forcible sex crimes (you name it), Sexual Battery, Spousal Rape and Domestic Violence. Crimes of Violence: Murder, Solicitation to Commit Murder/Kidnapping, Vehicular Manslaughter, Rape, Mayhem, Elder Abuse, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence Involving Bodily Injury, Manslaughter. White Collar Offenses: Possession, Printing and Distribution of Counterfeit/Stolen "Money", Treasury Checks/Bills, Federal Agency Checks, Money Laundering, Interstate Fraud by Wire, Telephone or Internet, Continuing Criminal Enterprises, Bankruptcy Fraud, Theft, Extortion, Credit Card Fraud, Forgery, Perjury and Other So-Called "White Collar" Offenses. Our Services include: • Driving Under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI) • Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License • DMV Hearings • Drug and Weapon Possession • Probation Violations • Traffic Offenses
    3. West, Branson: UTAH ATTORNEY DUI DEFENSE STRATEGY If you are facing DUI charges in Utah, the first thing to remember is this: Do not plead guilty! Your first DUI could cost you as much as $10,000, so it's important that you fight it aggressively, with a criminal defense lawyer who has the knowledge and experience to help you plan your DUI defense strategy.
    4. Pearson Butler : Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a serious criminal act.
    5. Frazier Law Firm: If you have been stopped and arrested for a drunk driving offense in the state of Utah, you are likely worried about losing your driver's license and driving privileges, forfeiting your vehicle and spending time in jail. You may also be concerned about the embarrassment and the harm to your reputation that a conviction for a DUI or DWI could cause. After a DUI stop, get the help you need as quickly as possible. The sooner you speak to our firm, the more that can be done to protect your rights. Contact our firm toll free at 866-953-1226. The Breathalyzer Test and DUI Penalties The police in Salt Lake City and the state of Utah use Breathalyzer tests to determine the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level of a driver who has been arrested for a DUI and if it is over the legal limit of .08. Unfortunately, the machines that are used to conduct these tests are not always maintained or calibrated properly and their results may not be accurate. Examining the results of a Breathalyzer test is important and make sure that the machine is working properly and that the police followed proper procedures when administering the test. The penalties for drunk driving offenses can be significant and can have long term effects for those convicted. These penalties may include: * License suspension or revocation * Ignition interlock system in your vehicle * Fines * Permanent criminal record * Jail time For multiple DUI offenses in Utah, these penalties continue to increase with each consecutive conviction.
    6. Barton, Keith: Being charged for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can be a scary experience, especially when you don't understand the criminal justice system or the defenses available to you. DUI is a serious offense that requires a mandatory jail sentence upon conviction and a possible driver's license suspension.
  22. South Ogden
    1. Reason Law Offices: Is It Necessary to Hire an Ogden DUI Attorney for a First Offense? If you have been arrested for a DUI, then it is probable that an Ogden DUI Attorney can help you. There are many different situations that may apply to a DUI case, and each factor may make it less likely that you will get desirable results. Only by looking at the details closely can a lawyer determine whether or not your situation can be helped by legal counsel or representation. In some situations, it may be in your best interest simply to plead guilty, but you won't know without getting advice from an experienced attorney who has handled many DUI cases. Many DUI cases are tossed out each year due to some improper methodology that was used by the police in testing, arresting, or interrogation. When there is a problem with the procedures used, then your case may be dismissed and your rights restored.
  23. St. George
    1. Schatz & Anderson: DUIs are serious business in the State of Utah. Understand that an arrest does not have to mean a conviction. WARNING: You must submit a written request for a hearing to the DMV within 10 calendar days of your arrest to try to save your driver's license. Defense of a DUI charge can be quite challenging. The main witnesses against you are the police. There is scientific evidence from the breath test and/or the blood tests being presented against you. The video tape of your arrest, the officer's testimony, and your performance on the Standard Field Sobriety tests may also present damaging evidence against you.
  24. Taylorsville
    1. Culas, Robert: BANKRUPTCY Don't lose sleep over losing your car, home and possessions -- THERE IS AN ANSWER! DOMESTIC RELATION Family Law... CRIMINAL LAW All criminal defenses in both felony and misdemeanor... PERSONAL INJURY Car accident; slip and fall CIVIL RIGHTS Title VII; race discrimination; age discrimination; sex discrimination; sexual harassment; police brutality; etc.
  25. Tremonton
    1. Jeppson & Wilding: DUI's and other alcohol related driving offenses have serious consequences including jail time, heavy fines, loss of a driver's license, and unaffordable insurance premiums. Oftentimes a DUI conviction can also end up in the loss of a job and future employment opportunities.
  26. Unknown
    1. Cardon, Kelly: If you have been charged with a DUI, you understand some of the emotional tension that comes with it. You may feel scared, panicked, and are not sure where to turn for help in the days that lie ahead. Fortunately, hiring Kelly Cardon can be of great help in your situation. There is much that he can do that you cannot do on your own, as he is privy to legal knowledge and experience that you are not, and employing his help is recommended immediately after being charged with a DUI. Kelly Cardon has the ability to take away some of the tension and fear that come with the uncertainty of being charged with a DUI. He knows the ins and outs of the legal system and can and will explain everything to you in minute detail. Kelly Cardon will give you a realistic view of what kind of case you have, whether it has the possibility of being dismissed in court or what you will likely face as punishment. Experienced assistance in controlling that outcome is imperative. Whatever the outcome, you will benefit from having Kelly Cardon on your side. When it comes to hiring a DUI attorney, don't be afraid to ask questions. Below are four important questions you should ask any DUI attorney you are considering hiring for representation. 1. How many years have you focused your practice of DUI representation, including suppression hearings and trials? 2. How much of your practice do you devote to DUI defense? 3. Do you have enough staff to effectively represent me in DUI court and DMV hearings? 4. Do you have access to investigators and other experts for DUI defense cases?
  27. West Valley City
    1. Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen: DUI There are two things we need to be concerned about in regards to a DUI: MAINTAINING YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE Within 10 days of your arrest for DUI, you must make a written request to the Drivers License Division for a hearing. WE CAN DO THIS FOR YOU! If you do not make this request in a timely fashion you will likely lose your drivers license. The length of suspension can be from 120 days to 2 years. WHAT TO EXPECT IN COURT Usually within 14 days of your arrest you must make an appearance in court. WE CAN DO THIS FOR YOU! From that point on, the court will schedule court dates at which you will appear with your attorney. DUI carries with it a minimum mandatory jail sentence of at least 2 days and possible more. It is sometimes possible to argue for and be given the opportunity to do community service in lieu of those days in jail.
    2. Frazier Law Firm: If you have been stopped and arrested for a drunk driving offense in the state of Utah, you are likely worried about losing your driver's license and driving privileges, forfeiting your vehicle and spending time in jail. You may also be concerned about the embarrassment and the harm to your reputation that a conviction for a DUI or DWI could cause. After a DUI stop, get the help you need as quickly as possible. The sooner you speak to our firm, the more that can be done to protect your rights. Contact our firm toll free at 866-953-1226. The Breathalyzer Test and DUI Penalties The police in Salt Lake City and the state of Utah use Breathalyzer tests to determine the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level of a driver who has been arrested for a DUI and if it is over the legal limit of .08. Unfortunately, the machines that are used to conduct these tests are not always maintained or calibrated properly and their results may not be accurate. Examining the results of a Breathalyzer test is important and make sure that the machine is working properly and that the police followed proper procedures when administering the test. The penalties for drunk driving offenses can be significant and can have long term effects for those convicted. These penalties may include: * License suspension or revocation * Ignition interlock system in your vehicle * Fines * Permanent criminal record * Jail time For multiple DUI offenses in Utah, these penalties continue to increase with each consecutive conviction.

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