Felony DUI Defense Attorney
Have you been charged with a felony DUI? Here is what you need to know!
In Utah a DUI can only be charged as a felony if any of the following apply:
(a)You have two or more convictions for Drunk Driving, Impaired Driving, or Driving with a Measurable Amount of a Controlled Substance in Utah, or any other state, within 10 years prior to the date of the current arrest;
(b)You have a prior felony DUI, or have previously been convicted of automobile homicide.
(c)You have inflicted serious bodily injury upon another as a proximate result of having operated the vehicle in a negligent manner;
Home confinement and work release so you can keep your job!
A felony DUI conviction can result in 0-5 years in the Utah State Prison, or a significant amount of jail time. With my understanding of the law and experience as a DUI attorney I can often resolve my client’s felony DUI charges with home confinement and work release instead of jail or prison.
There are many collateral consequences of a felony DUI conviction, such as the loss of your driver’s license and becoming a restricted person so that you cannot possess a firearm. A felony DUI conviction could also result in a loss of professional licenses, government benefits and job opportunities
Here is how I will defend you!
The first thing I do in any felony DUI case is to determine which part of the statute that the government is using for the prosecution and attack it. One of the main goals in any felony DUI defense is to knock out the felony. If it is a serious bodily injury case then I look at any medical records to see how serious the injuries are. If it is a case with two prior qualifying convictions, I will look at the prior cases and make sure that the client had proper representation and that the prior court records are complete. Sometimes, if the prosecution is relying on an out of state prior conviction, it can be difficult for them to get the complete record from the out of state court.
There are many other ways to attack a felony DUI. The potential defenses range from an illegal traffic stop, to an improper administration of the Standard Field Sobriety tests, to faulty lab work, or improper maintenance and calibration of the Intoxilyzer machine that you blew into. I have the training to attack the science behind the chemical tests the government is going to use against you.
It is my job as your attorney to find the loopholes, technicalities, and mistakes, made in your case. At the same time, I will be making sure that the arresting officer, the prosecution, and the Drivers License Division are all playing by the rules, and you are not taken advantage of. If I cannot get your case dismissed on a legal technicality, then I will do everything I can get it reduced and minimize the impact on you and your family.
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Call now and schedule your free consultation! There is so much more information that I would like to provide you! I Guarantee that you will learn valuable information about your rights, and potential defenses to your case. If you are not convinced that I can be of value to you and your case then I will pay you for your time. Here is a video that explains what to expect when you come in.