Salt Lake City DUI Lawyers
At Intermountain Legal, our Salt Lake City DUI lawyers will give your case the attention required to make sure you get the best result. A DUI conviction can have serious consequences in Utah, including the possibility of jail time, large fines, and losing your driver’s license. It is important that you have an attorney who will take the time to understand the details of your case before you have to make any critical decisions.
If you have been cited with a DUI you do not need to wait to for charges to be filed before you hire a lawyer. Hiring an attorney quickly will give your attorney an opportunity to begin evaluating the evidence and developing a strategy to protect your interests. Contact Intermountain Legal for a free consultation.
Utah DUI Law
Utah law prohibits a person from operating or being in actual physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated. The law establishes three ways the state can establish intoxication: 1) the person has a blood or breath alcohol content (BAC) of .08 grams or greater; 2) the person has sufficient alcohol in his or her body so that a subsequent chemical test shows a BAC of .08 grams or greater at the time of the test; or 3) the person is under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of those to a degree that make s the person unable to operate the vehicle safely.
The Utah Supreme Court has interpreted “actual physical control” as a low standard. Courts have found a person was in actual physical control because he was intoxicated while in the driver’s seat with possession of the ignition key and the ability to start the vehicle and move It, even though the vehicle was blocked by a fence in front and another vehicle in the rear. Actual physical control doesn’t require the key to be in the ignition or the engine to be running. Court’s have even found actual physical control where the defendant was unconscious.
Call Intermountain Legal for Advice About Your DUI Defense
A dedicated DUI Defense Lawyer will stand up for your rights and make sure you get the representation that you deserve. Call Intermountain Legal to start planning your DUI defense strategy.