Why did you become a DUI Attorney?


Salt Lake City DUI Attorney Video #9:

Why did you become a DUI Attorney?

In this video, Attorney Matthew Nebeker, a DUI Defense Lawyer in Salt Lake City, discusses on how did he become a DUI Attorney.

I was arrested for DUI 20 years ago. I had just gotten back from Desert Shield Desert Storm — I was in the army — and I had been in the United States for a year and a half. I got back to Utah and had a chance to go out into the West Desert with some of my friends and ride some 4-wheel ATVs around.

A fish and game officer stopped me. I had been drinking some beers and I was riding my 4-wheeler. The next thing I knew I was being hauled to jail. The officer put the handcuffs on me and put me in the back of his car. He drove me to the jail and I had to spend the night there with people that I didn’t know, in a strange place.
I remember, the next morning, feeling so embarrassed about having to call my mom to come and bail me out of jail. My dad didn’t want to show up at the jail so I had to go home and face my dad and tell him what had happened and why my mom had to go bail me out of jail.

Then, I had to call my company commander in Germany and explain to him that I wasn’t going to be coming back to Germany any time to join my unit because I had been arrested for a DUI.

Once I got out of jail — along with having to face my mom, my dad, and my commander — I had no idea of what to expect next. I had no idea that I had to contact the driver’s license division, I didn’t know when or how I was supposed to contact the court, I didn’t know whether I should get an attorney or not, and I really didn’t know where to look.

I made it through it. It was a traumatic event on my life. I’m sure it probably is on your life right now. So, I know what you’ve been going through. Ever since then I saw that as an opportunity to help people, some way that I could connect with people. I know what they’ve been through, I like this area of the law.

I feel like I have a real connection with people when they come in to my office because I know what they’ve gone through, I know what they’re going through, and I know how to get them through it. I made it through it and they’ll make it through it too.

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, time is of the essence. You need to call an attorney who’s experienced, who has been through what you’re going through, and that person is me — Matt Nebeker, Mr. DUI.

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