DUI Defense In Salt Lake City
Utah has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country, and if you have been arrested for alleged drunk driving in the Salt Lake City area, you need an attorney who regularly handles DUI charges.
I am DUI defense lawyer Roger Kraft, and I am here to help you fight the charge against you. I understand that the penalties for drunk driving can make your life extremely difficult. Depending on the facts of your case, those penalties may include jail time, fines, loss of driving privileges and a criminal record for at least 10 years.
This area of law is complicated and requires legal representation that only a qualified attorney can provide. I am that attorney. Contact my office in Midvale as soon as possible to start protecting your rights and interests.
Know Your Defense Options
One of the most common mistakes people make after a drunk driving arrest is trying to handle the charge on their own or hiring the cheapest attorney available to handle the charge.
The reality is that most attorneys are not familiar with the constitutional issues or the science involved in DUI cases. Too many less experienced attorneys will take your case and then tell you that your blood/breath alcohol content (BAC) is too high to challenge. Those attorneys will want you to plead guilty without ever challenging the officer’s reasonable suspicion to stop and test you or the probable cause for the officer to arrest you. Most successful defenses to DUI are won at this level.
UTAH POLICE OFFICERS MAKE MISTAKES IN ALMOST EVERY DUI ARREST! DO NOT LET POLICE AND PROSECUTORS GO UNCHALLENGED.
DUI Do’s And Do Not’s
|DO cooperate with the officer. Be friendly and courteous.
|(once stopped) DO NOT give any information to the officer other than your name, driver’s license and proof of insurance. (You are not obligated by law to answer any other questions the officer asks.) If you are taken out of the car, you do NOT have to answer the officer’s questions other than that information given above.
|DO take the field sobriety tests. Failure to do this will result in an automatic suspension of your driver’s license for a longer time than the actual DUI. Currently, on a first refusal, you will lose your license for a minimum of 18 months.
|DO NOT give the officer permission to search your automobile.
|DO request a hearing with the Driver’s License Division. You must do this within 10 days of the arrest or your license will be suspended for at least 120 days or more.
|DO NOT refuse to take the breath, blood or field sobriety tests! We can challenge those in court. If you refuse them, you WILL lose your license.
|DO call an attorney right away.
|DO NOT show up at your Driver’s License Division hearing or your court hearing without an attorney.
|DO record the incident if you are able on a cellphone, tablet or other device.
|DO NOT tell the officer he/she is being recorded!
Contact My Office For A Free Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation, call me at 801-871-8353 or toll free at 800-640-3207. You can also contact me online. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. My office is centrally located near all courthouses from Provo to Ogden. My rates are affordable, and I accept credit cards.