In Utah, DUIs do not just pertain to alcohol consumption. Metabolite drugs, prescription medication and any other kind of controlled substance (cocaine, marijuana, etc.) can land you in trouble with the law if you are pulled over and found to be driving under the influence. This is true, even if you are legally consuming prescription medication that you received from a doctor or physician for legitimate reasons.
The bottom line is, if there is potential for a substance to make an individual drive in an unsafe manner, that person could face a criminal charge. At that point, secure representation from an attorney who knows Utah DUI laws and the most effective ways to defend against criminal consequences of them. The Law Offices of David Paul White and Associates can help.
Protecting Your Rights When You Have Been Pulled Over
Many people who are pulled for a DUI in Utah do not realize that they have rights to protect when engaging with law enforcement officers. Remember that officers immediately begin gathering information and evidence that could support a criminal charge. They are not seeking ways to prove you were not driving under the influence.
In Utah, while you are required by law to cooperate and take chemical tests that are requested of you (i.e., blood, breath or urine tests), you have the right to refuse to take a field sobriety test. This is crucial to helping defend you against criminal DUI charges. Utah is increasingly strict on DUI laws and the consequences of them, causing an individual who is convicted of a drug-related offense or DUI to lose his or her license automatically for an extended period of time.
Our office provides top-tier representation in these criminal matters, and can help you protect your driver’s license and your criminal record in difficult DUI charges and convictions.
Contact a Salt Lake City DUI Defense Lawyer Today
Utah has some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation. If you are accused of DUI or DWI, it is vital to have an experienced defense attorney on your side to protect your rights. David Paul White brings more than 25 years of experience and proven track record of protecting the rights of clients and looking out for their best interests. These are serious charges. Do not settle for just any Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney. Schedule a free initial consultation with our firm by contacting us anytime, day or night, online or by telephone at 801-266-4114.
We offer reasonable fees, a 24-hour answering service, flexible appointments and skillful representation to individuals throughout Utah.