West Valley is the second largest city in Utah. Countless people venture downtown to enjoy a night out. Unfortunately, it only takes one mistake to find yourself behind bars. A DUI arrest can make your life miserable. Aside from the humiliation of getting arrested, it can cost a person their driver’s license, job and even their freedom. But it does not need to happen. The first important step is to seek representation from a West Valley DUI attorney that can protect your rights and resolve your legal issues.
How a West Valley DUI Attorney Can Help
My name is David Paul White and I am a DUI attorney. West Valley police officers are cracking down on drunk drivers. But not every person who faces a DUI charge is guilty. Many have been wrongly charged due to a faulty breathalyzer or an error in judgment by a police officer. Some have never been properly read their rights and many others are the victims of police intimidation. An underage drinker may have been served alcohol by a negligent server at a bar or restaurant. For more than 25 years, I have successfully represented many responsible and law abiding men and women who were accused of DUI in West Valley. Most did not properly understand their rights. Many have never been arrested before. Others were a victim of police errors. To help clients achieve the best results, I utilize an aggressive and comprehensive approach. That means I am willing to use a wide variety of legal resources to help prove your case.
Not all DUI cases are the same. Each client brings a completely different set of circumstances. My job is to make sure your rights protected. I take the time to properly research each client’s unique situation and to make sure none of their civil liberties have been infringed. Getting arrested for DUI can be an unnerving and sometimes scary experience. When you are accused of a crime, it can seem like the whole world is against you. However, it is important to understand that a DUI charge does not automatically lead to a conviction.
Types of West Valley DUI Charges
Utah has some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation. Depending on the charge, penalties can range from two days in jail to a 90 day suspension of your driver’s license. Here are the most common types of DUI arrests in West Valley:
- Per Se DUI- Suspects are accused of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher.
- Impaired Driving DUI- Suspect is accused of operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol and creating a safety hazard on the road.
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID)- Suspect is accused of having a measured amount of a mind altering substance or metabolite in their system.
- Zero Tolerance DUI- Suspect is under the age of 21 and caught with alcohol in their system.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a West Valley DUI Attorney
A DUI charge can have long lasting implications on your future. The first step to clear your name is to contact an experienced defense lawyer with a track record of protecting the rights and interests of each client. To learn more, contact The Law Offices of David Paul White and schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.