Being arrested for driving under the influence means that you have been accused of operating a motor vehicle – such as a car, a motorcycle or an ATV – while under the influence of any one controlled substance. Which may include alcohol, drugs, or medications/prescriptions that impair driving.
If over the age of 21 and you’ve consumed alcohol, a DUI is issued if your blood alcohol content is above the legal limit, which in Utah is .05 percent. When under the age of 21, Utah’s “zero tolerance” law goes into effect. Charging the underage driver with any amount of alcohol in their system. Even below the legal limit. If their BAC is over 0.0, they will be penalized.
DUI convictions in Utah can carry extremely harsh penalties. Possibly leading to loss of your driver’s license and freedom. An arresting officer may also issue tickets for reckless driving that can raise your insurance premiums.
Potential outcomes of recieving a DUI/DWI in the state of Utah include, but are not limited to:
- Large Fines
- Jail Time
- Losing Driver’s License
- Probation Time
- Lapse or Loss of Auto Insurance
- Impounding of Vehicle
Southern Utah DUI/DWI Attorney
If you or a loved one have recently been arrested or are being investigated for a crime, odds are you are feeling stressed, anxious, and scared. The uncertainty of what to do next when you’ve been accused of a criminal offense can be terrifying, at a time when it is imperative you take immediate action. Most people aren’t familiar with the justice system, and many may not know what rights they have.
It is important to understand that your case is not over if you have been arrested. You should invoke your Miranda rights- remain silent and demand legal counsel. The prosecution still has to build a convincing case against you and establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. During this time, you should be meeting with a defense lawyer regularly to plan your legal defense. Doing so gives you the best possible shot at overcoming this huge obstacle in your life and moving on.
When facing a criminal charge of any kind, it is imperative that you seek professional legal advice and representation as soon as possible. You will need an experienced criminal defense attorney. A range of penalties is at stake – everything from fines and community service to long-term prison sentences. An experienced, qualified lawyer is essential to providing an aggressive defense that explores every possible legal avenue and requires the prosecution to prove every aspect of its case. Nathan Reeve heads the firm’s criminal defense practice and is available to vigorously help you with your criminal charges. We deal with a number of criminal defense cases.
You don’t have to face your charges alone, Let our experienced Criminal Defense Attorney help you. Defend your rights, reputation, and freedom. Ruesch and Reeve also assist with expungements, for when you want to clear your criminal record.
Nathan Reeves was absolutely amazing with our case! We were rear-ended by a drunk driver who was illegal and didn’t have a license and the truck did not belong to him. The three of us had to go to the chiropractor for many months for whiplash. We were kept updated throughout the case each week by Nathan and his team. He not only got all of our medical expenses covered, as well as the vehicle repairs, but each of us received a substantial settlement for pain and suffering. I would recommend Ruesch and Reeve to anyone!
Nathan Reeves is the best defense lawyer I could have asked for when it came to handling my case! From the moment I first met Nathan I knew he would do everything in his power to fight for me and get me the best possible outcome for my case and he did! I could not have asked for a better lawyer and better communication and just everything in general. It was a situation I did not ever see myself being put in but he went to battle and fought hard to make sure I got the best outcome I could have asked for! He is definitely the best defense lawyer in this town!
Ben did a fantastic job not only with regards to handling court but also with putting my mind at ease. He answered all of my questions and concerns plus his legal team does an outstanding job. I would definitely recommend Ben as a lawyer who fights for you and follows through.