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.
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)
- Court fines
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.
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.