Salt Lake City DUI Defense Lawyer: DUI Related Offenses
The state of Utah is very serious about curbing incidents of impaired driving. In addition to severe criminal and civil penalties for a first time DUI, Utah has a number of laws that are designed to limit or restrict the way that a person may drive once they have a DUI conviction on their record.
I handle all DUI related offenses, including:
- Alcohol Restricted Driver Offense
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Ignition Interlock Violations
- Other DUI related offenses
In Utah, a first time DUI can result in a 120 day driver’s license suspension. When the period of license suspension is over and an individual’s license has been reinstated, the Utah DMV issues the driver an alcohol restricted license.
When a person with an alcohol restricted license operates a motor vehicle, they may not have any alcohol in their system. If you have a restricted license and you drive with any amount of alcohol in your system, you may be found guilty of an alcohol restricted driver offense A Class B misdemeanor.
An ignition interlock device is a small machine that is like a breath test. It is installed in certain vehicles of drivers who have been convicted of a DUI. The ignition interlock device prevents the vehicle from starting if the driver’s breath tests positive for the presence of alcohol.
Utah DUI laws grant judges the power to order the installation of an ignition interlock system in your car if you are convicted of a DUI. Even if this is your first DUI, an ignition interlock system may be installed in your vehicle if you have a blood alcohol level of 0.16 (double the legal limit) or higher.
If your DUI conviction has resulted in the installation of an ignition interlock system, it is a crime to tamper with the ignition interlock system or drive a vehicle that does not have an interlock ignition system.