Salt Lake City DUI Consequences

Salt Lake City Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer

A DUI charge can have many consequences beyond the revocation of driving privileges. In addition to the impact that a DUI may have on your driving record, another DUI consequence is the very real possibility of jail time. You should not fight DUI charges on your own. I am aLayton, Utah, attorney Matthew L. Nebeker, and I am an experienced DUI defense lawyer who will work diligently to protect your license, your record and your freedom.attorney-handshake

Penalties for Impaired Driving

Anyone convicted of DUI in the state of Utah faces the possibility of severe criminal and civil penalties. As a defendant in a DUI case, you face three distinct issues:

  • What will happen to my driving privileges?
  • What will happen to my record?
  • How will a DUI conviction affect my freedom?

I can help answer any and all questions you may have regarding your DUI. I also provide free representation at your driver’s license hearing if you hire me within 10 days of being charged.

First DUI Offense

Even a first DUI offense carries significant penalties. For a first-time DUI, penalties may include:

  • 120-day driver’s license suspension
  • Two-day minimum jail sentence
  • An alcohol restricted license (after license re-instatement)
  • Probation
  • Court fines

Second Offense

As with any other criminal offense, the penalties for driving under the influence increase with each subsequent offense. A second DUI conviction carries enhanced penalties, including a 10-day minimum jail sentence.

Third Offense

A third DUI conviction within a 10-year period is a third degree felony, punishable by up to five years imprisonment. A felony conviction is devastating to an individual’s employment opportunities as well so it is critical to obtain the best possible representation if you are facing felony DUI charges.

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