Salt Lake City Utah DUI Attorney
Everyone knows that it is not a good idea to get behind the wheel of a 2,000 pound vehicle if you have been drinking or ingesting drugs which can impair your senses. In spite of this general knowledge, people still do it, and people get caught…all the time.
An alcohol-related or drug-related DUI can tarnish your record and harm your personal interests for the rest of your life and you must make sure that you obtain adequate legal representation. Call Salcido Law Firm at 801.413.1753 or email us today to Get Protected! against your Utah DUI Alcohol/Drug DUI.
In Utah, a person is guilty of Driving Under the Influence (”DUI”) if he has a blood or breath alcohol concentration, often referred to as “BAC”, of .08 grams or more at the time of operating or being in actual physical control of the vehicle; or, if the person is under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both which makes that person “incapable of safely operating a vehicle.”
Defenses to a Utah Alcohol/Drug DUI
The BAC is generally determined by a chemical test, such as a Breath, Blood, Urine, or Oral Fluids Test. A thorough DUI defense requires the attorney to analyze the type of test administered and the weaknesses involved in the process or equipment.
An officer may also administer a Field Sobriety Test to determine if you are incapable of safely operating a vehicle.
Salcido Law Firm will aggressively defend your case by looking under every rock in the testing process to determine whether reasonable doubt can be raised as to its accuracy.
Salcido Law Firm will also look to the reasons for why the officer pulled you over in the first place. When an officer pulls you over while driving he must have probable cause to do so, that is, you must have done something to give him a reasonable suspicion to believe that you were breaking a law. Some officers will pull people over simply because they have a turn signal or break light out and that is generally sufficient. The officer, however, must also have probable cause to believe that you are intoxicated or impaired by drugs or alcohol. The attorneys at Salcido Law Firm will work tirelessly to determine whether the officer had the requisite probable cause to pull you over and charge you with a DUI.
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