Why The State Of Utah Is Tough On People Who Drink And Drive?

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We know that an arrest for DUI may be overwhelming. Being put in handcuffs and taken to the jail is not a pleasant experience for anyone. At the Jardine Law Offices, an experienced Salt Lake City DUI attorney Joseph Jardine wants you to know that there is a way to move forward from there.

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Why The State Of Utah Is Tough On People Who Drink And Drive

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We know that an arrest for DUI may be overwhelming. Being put in handcuffs and taken to the jail is not a pleasant experience for anyone. At the Jardine Law Offices an experienced Salt Lake City DUI attorney Joseph Jardine wants you to know that there is a way to move forward from there. If you need a Salt Lake City DUI attorney you can turn to the trusted professionals at the Jardine Law Offices for help in proving your innocence.

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The Laws In State of Utah The legal team at Jardine Law Offices understands why the state of Utah is tough on people who drink and drive. There is no way to deny that impaired drivers are a hazard on the roadway hence the strict laws. For the latest reporting year in the state impaired drivers were responsible for 13 percent of all traffic-related deaths on Utah roadways.

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Potential Consequences Of Being Convicted Of A DUI ● A first offense has a maximum of 180 days in jail 2 mandatory a 1310 fine and suspended license for 120 days. It also mandates a 1-year mandatory ignition interlock device if the blood-alcohol level was above .16. ● A second offense has a maximum of 180 days in jail 10 mandatory a 1560 fine and suspended license for 2 years. An ignition interlock device is required for 2 years. ● A third offense has a maximum of 5-year prison time mandatory 62 days a fine of 2850 and suspended license for 2 years. An ignition interlock device is required for 2 years.

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A Note On Minors In Utah we have what it called the “Not a Drop Law” which means that anyone under 21 can have no alcohol in their system even if they are not impaired. This can lead to minors being charged with unlawful possession or consumption of alcohol by a minor even if they are below the limit allowed for those older than 21. These charges can follow a person for their entire lives just like regular DUI charges.

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Injuries Or Fatalities In the event that your alleged impaired driving led to an accident that caused injuries or fatalities securing an attorney is vital for a satisfactory outcome in your case. The charges for these events carry more weight than typical DUI charges – often years in prison and tremendous fines.

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What You Can Do Now A DUI can affect much more than just your ability to drive around town. It can land you in jail It can cost you thousands of dollars in fines It can cause your insurance to skyrocket In can cost you your job It will be a mark on your criminal history that anyone will see in a background check Your reputation will take a hit

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Jardine Law Offices Goal If you were driving under the influence that does not mean you have no options. The knowledgeable and experienced team will work to get your DUI charges reduced to other less damaging charges. These could possibly be reckless driving or open container. When you need a Salt Lake City DUI attorney you can contact Joseph Jardine by calling him at 801-451-9555 for a free consultation.

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Contact: Address: 825 N. 300 W. Ste N-224 Salt Lake City Utah 84103 Phone: 801-451-9555 Website: https://www.jardinelawoffices.com/contact/

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