First DUI Offense
If you have been arrested and charged with your first DUI offense, it is critical you obtain a highly trained DUI attorney. Even with a first offense, the penalties you face could be severe and far-reaching. The attorneys at the Ogden, Utah firm of Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates can help. We are aggressive advocates with will fight hard to minimize the impact of the charges.
In Utah, individuals charged with DUI face both criminal and civil consequences. Although a first DUI offense is generally classified as a misdemeanor and punishable by a maximum of six months in jail, if certain aggravating factors are present, it could be charged as a felony, potentially punishable by prison.
The civil penalties associated with DUI are just as serious. A person’s driving privileges will automatically be suspended. You have a very short window of time to petition to keep your driver’s license.
There are options if you have been charged with your first DUI. Protect yourself by hiring a highly trained attorney at Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates. Call us at (801) 475-8800 or e-mail our law office.
Why You Should Hire A DUI Lawyer To Handle A First Drunk Driving Offense
Many people commonly assume that all first DUIs are handled the same and the result will be the same whether they hire a DUI lawyer or not. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Every DUI case is unique, dependent not only on the individual facts and circumstances surrounding the arrest, but also on changing DUI laws and case law. The lawyers at Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates are adept at analyzing a case to determine if there were any legal issues that should be challenged. We can evaluate your case to determine if the officer had sufficient reasonable suspicion or probable cause to stop your vehicle or if there were problems with how field sobriety tests or Breathalyzer tests were administered.
In addition to our ability to examine your case, our lawyers always stay on top of the latest changes in DUI law and know how to navigate the criminal justice system. Whenever we can, we will explore the possibility of sentencing alternatives to enable you to continue living your life.
Finally, our lawyers will do everything we can to help you avoid a conviction. DUI penalties are harsher for every subsequent conviction.
Charged With Drunk Driving? Call Us Now.
Our firm represents people in Ogden and throughout the Salt Lake City area. To discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys and learn about your options, call us at (801) 475-8800. You may also reach us online.
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