Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Utah DUI Penalties

You've gotten a DUI in Utah and you've heard horror stories and conflicting information about what can happen to you. A friend of your cousin's said you can get five years in prison. Your neighbor told you his roommate got a DUI in Salt Lake City and only got a fine.

So what's the truth about DUI penalties in Utah? Here's some quick facts:

JAIL/PRISON

By far, this is my clients' top priority and the number one question they have about it is: how much jail or prison time am I facing? The answer is a resounding: it depends.

On a first DUI you are technically facing six months in jail but if you pled guilty you would possibly only get the minimum mandatory of two days unless you had aggravating circumstances like a high BAC, an accident, you were a jerk to the cop, the prosecutor doesn't like you etc. On a second DUI the minimum mandatory goes up to ten days. On a third, you're now facing five years in prison with a minimum mandatory of 62.5 days. The "minimum" though set by law, varies by judge and prosecutor though so be careful. Some clients that I have tried to go it alone first and ended up getting far in excess of the minimums. When a prosecutor knows you're at their mercy, they can do whatever they want. Best not to go without representation and let that happen. And yes, I have seen first time DUI's get nearly the maximum in jail (it was a bad case though where they hit another car and disabled the other driver).

FINES

How much are you going to pay? A lot. Let me emphasize that: A LOT. DUI's are major money-makers for cities, counties and states. A single DUI in Utah, with the impound fees, license reinstatement fees, fines, attorney fees, treatment class fines, etc., could run, in total, somewhere between $5000-$20,000. The court fines are just the tip of the iceberg. A good attorney can help minimize these costs, but not get rid of them entirely. Expect to pay something.

TREATMENT

Courts love recommending lots of treatment, even though the studies suggest they have little impact on DUI offenders. Regardless, treatment will probably be part of any deal you negotiate. It can run anywhere from 4 hours of classes to 50 hours of classes depending on the treatment provider chosen. Speak with a good DUI attorney about what treatment providers are good, or get other recommendations from people you may know. You may find reviews of treatment providers online and you can research them there as well. One thing to keep in mind: many treatment providers have you pay for an assessment to determine if you need treatment and then provide the treatment too. Clearly a conflict. Government agencies usually are better on this but BE CAREFUL. Treatment costs can easily skyrocket.

DRIVER LICENSE

The suspension rules are complex and too broad a topic for a section in a blog post. You need to research them or hire an attorney (sorry to keep saying that but it's just such good advice!) and figure out which sections of the administrative rules and Utah Code apply to your case. Your license could be suspended for as little as four months or as long as three years. This is very fact specific to your case and you need some research or to consult someone knowledgeable to figure out where you fall.

WORK

You may not want your work to find out that you have a DUI. There's going to be documents filed, possibly subpoenas sent, phone calls made etc. This is something you need to be wary of if it's important to you. To be honest, the court doesn't care if you get fired over this so you're the only one that can prevent it. Getting a P.O. Box as your official address may not be a bad idea if you don't want people in the home finding out either.

COURT APPEARANCES

Sadly, this is something that can rarely be prevented. You're going to have lots of them. More if you have a good attorney, less if you have a bad one and they plead you guilty the first chance they get (unless there is a specific reason for doing so and there sometimes is). You're going to miss work, children's birthdays, soccer games etc. You just have to work with your attorney to schedule these the best way possible.

MORAL IMPLICATIONS

You may feel bad on a moral level that you committed a crime and feel that you deserve punishment. Put that out of your head right now! The prosecutor's job is to prove crimes, not make you feel bad. We all make mistakes. I have defended doctors, lawyers, politicians, Church leaders and on and on. We're human. The point is to get the best possible outcome for you, learn from the experience, and make sure it doesn't happen again. Don't beat yourself up over it if you have a DUI.

OTHER PENALTIES FOR A DUI IN UTAH

There's going to be more associated with a DUI in Utah, like ignition interlock devices, becoming an alcohol restricted driver, having your vehicle towed, having the stigma of the charge on your record etc. Frankly, there's so much that entire books have been written on DUI's. The best thing you can do is hire a good DUI attorney and begin the process as soon as possible.
By Yossof Sharifi Google

6 comments:

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T Charles said...

Based on the penalties for DUI conviction, Utah is strict and prosecute DUI cases without mercy,

MARCO BROTTO. BANCA LEONARDO. MILANO said...

PERVERTED ASCERTAINED PEDOPHILE SILVIO BERLUSCONI IS ALSO A MAFIOSO AND FASCIST DICTATOR, VERY OFTEN PRINCIPAL CARNEGIES (FIRENZE VIA DEI GEORGOFILI, MILANO PALESTRO, CAPACI ABOUT GIOVANNI FALCONE, VIA D'ALEMIO PALERMO ABOUT PAOLO BORSELLINO, BOLOGNA TRAIN STATIONS AND MANY MANY, HUNDREDS OF OTHERS) AND THOUSANDS OF MURDERS (MASKED BY FALSE SUICIDES, ACCIDENTS, ILLNESSES). HE, ACTUALLY, "IT" WASHES (SINCE "JUST" HALF CENTURY) TONS OF BLOODY MAFIA CASH AND ORDERS HOMICIDES, THRU, ALREADY 3 TIMES IN PRISON, PAOLO BARRAI (BLOG MERCATO "MERDATO" LIBERO) & CRIMINAL DIRTY DUNGY LITTERY COLLAR DANIEL HEGGLIN EX MORGAN STANLEY HONG KONG AND LONDON!! LET'S EXAMINE THESE 2 ASSASSIN PIGS AND PIIGS, NOW, PLEASE!!!

SATAN-AZIST KILLERS AND ENORMOUS MAFIA MONEY LAUNDERERS: DANIEL "DANNY" HEGGLIN TT EX MORGAN STANLEY & PAOLO BARRAI (BLOG MERCATO LIBERO, WELL KNOWN TO ALL AS "MERDATO" LIBERO)! MAKING TONS OF INSIDER TRADING & DEALING! NAZIFASCIST, THIEVES, RACIST K KKK KILLING KUKLUKKLANIST, BRIBED, WASHING MAFIA'S € & PEDOPHILE SILVIO BERLUSCONI'S € BY FINTER BANK LUGANO OF VERY DIRTY COLLARS GIOVANNI DEI CAS AND FILIPPO CRIPPA! BASTARD CRIMINALS, MAFIA MONEY LAUNDERERS, PRINCIPAL OF MURDERS: PAOLO BARRAI BLOG MERCATO LIBERO & DANIEL HEGGLIN EX MORGAN STANLEY HONG KONG & LONDON ( FIRED BY MORGAN STANLEY THEN.. FIRED BY TT INTERNATIONAL LONDON ... NOW MAKING TONS OF CRIMES BY ... BY... BY....??? HE WRITES LOTS OF BULLSHIT ON THE WEB ABOUT IT ...TO DEFLECT.... BUT WE'LL BE LIKE FIERCE DOGS ALL OVER HIM HIM AND NEVER FALL ON HIS STINKY TRICKS)! BASTARD MURDERERS DANIEL HEGGLIN EX MORGAN STANLEY AND PAOLO BARRAI MERCATO LIBERO: WELL KNOWN PAEDERASTS! NAZIFASCIST! ACTUALLY: FREEMASO-NAZIFASCIST! KKKK KU KLUK KLAN'S KILLERS! BIG MAFIA MONEY WASHERS BY EXTREMELY DELINQUENT FINTER BANK LUGANO, MANAGED BY OTHER WELL KNOWN PEDERASTS AND SHAMELESS MOBSTERS GIOVANNI DEI CAS AND FILIPPO CRIPPA. AS ALL THESE LINKS HEAVILY PROVE:

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MARCO BROTTO. BANCA LEONARDO. MILANO said...

BUT LET'S START TO LET ALL PLANETS OF UNIVERSE KNOW ABOUT DIRTY MURDERER DANIEL HEGGLIN FORMER MORGAN STANLEY ( ALWAYS BRIBED BY FRANCESCO PERILLI EQUITA SIM, BUT NOT ONLY, WHEN WAS MORGAN STANLEY LONDON, OUT OF GIVING HIM VERMINOUS INSIDER TRADING AND DEALING)!!!

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EXTREMELY PERVERT PEDERAST DANIEL HEGGLIN EX MORGAN STANLEY HONG KONG AND LONDON ( FIRED BY MORGAN STANLEY BEFORE, FIRED BY TT INTERNATIONAL AFTER)! PRINCIPAL OF MURDERS! NAZIFASCIST! ACTUALLY: FREEMASO-NAZIFASCIST! KKKK KU KLUK KLAN'S KILLER!!! EXTREMELY CORRUPTED! ACTUALLY: CORRU-PIG! BETTER I WOUD SAY: CORRU-PIIG! DIRTY CHEATER! SATA-NAZIST MURDERER! ENORMOUS THIEF! ASCERTAINED SON OF A SWISS BITCH! COLOSSAL MAFIA MONEY LAUNDERER!! PROBABLY, NOW, WASHING ASSASSIN €£Ұ$ BY TT INTERNATIONAL OR BML CAPITAL OR PURICORE ("PROBABLY" BECAUSE SINCE HE HAS EXTREMELY DIRTY CONSCIOUSNESS... "IT"... I WOULD SAY, MORE THAN HE.... MANIPULATES ON GOOGLE INFOS BOUT HIMSELF... INFACT,...AS A STINK RAT ESCAPING, "IT" CHANGES ON GOOGLE HIS NAME OFTEN IN DAN HEGGLIN OR DANNY HEGGLIN... OR "IT" PAIRS HIS EXTREMELY DIRTY DATAS, NOW TO A COMPANY, NOW TO ANOTHER!!! BUT ONE THING YOU CAN BE SURE OF: WE'LL CATCH HIM ALL THE TIMES!!!).

SON OF A SWISS BITCH DANIEL HEGGLIN EX MORGAN STANLEY: PRINCIPAL OF MURDERS TOO. VERY SIMILAR TO HIS FREEMASO-NAZIFASCIST BROTHERs, MAKING RIVERS OF BLOOD OF INNOCENTS: ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK AND GIANLUCA CASSERI!!! CORRUPTED, ACTUALLY, CORRU-PIG, BETTER TO SAY: CORRU-PIIG. NAZIFASCIST, ACTUALLY, FREEMASO-NAZIFASCIST. VERY PERVERT PEDERAST DANIEL HEGGLIN EX MORGAN STANLEY: WASHES LOT OF MEXICAN, COLOMBIAN, SICILIAN MAFIA MONEY. AS SAID, "IT" ORDERED AND STILL ORDERS LOT OF HOMICIDES. "IT" IS A DIRTY CORRUPTED FREEMASON OF KU KLUX KLAN AS WELL. WHEN WAS NEO NAZIST MORGAN STANLEY LONDON, IN THE 90S, CORRU-PIG AND CORRU-PIIG DANIEL HEGGLIN USED TO BE VERY BRIBED BY ALSO WELL KNOWN MAFIA CASH LAUNDERER FRANCESCO PERILLI FROM EQUITA SIM. EUROMOBILIARE SIM BEFORE. OUT OF GIVING HIM HUNDREDS OF INSIDER TRADING AND INSIDER DEALING ALL THE TIMES!

MARCO BROTTO. BANCA LEONARDO. MILANO said...

A VERY TRUE STORY. VERY TRUE. ABSOLUTELY TRUE.

ON 1996, WHEN MEGA MAFIA BLOODY MONEY WASHER, PRINCIPAL OF MURDERS, VERY ASCERTAINED PEDOPHILE SILVIO BERLUSCONI'S MEDIASET, BETTER CALL IT MAFIASET PLUS BANCA " CAMORRANUM, NDRANGOLANUM, COSANOSTRANUM, COCALEROSCOLOMBIANUM" MEDIOLANUM GOT LISTED ON ITALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE WHOEVER WAS NOT THEIR ARSE-LICKER HAD TO DIE!!! NOT JUST DISAPPEAR FROM BUSINESS ( THING THAT WOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN EXTREMELY NAZIST, HITLERIAN, ANTI DEMOCRATIC, DESTROYER OF LIFE, HATEFULLY BASTARD AND MORTAL)!!! BUT DIE!!! AS VERMINOUS MURDERERS DANIEL HEGGLIN, PHILIPP PURCELLM MONTY SONNENBORN, KATY POPE, DAVID RUSSELL, MATTHEW HOLLAND, MARTIN ZAPICO, CORRADO ABBATTISTA FROM HITLERIAN MORGAN STANLEY, ON BEHALF OF PIECE MAFIOSO, NAZIFASCIST, LIAR, COWARD, MEGA MURDERER, VERY ASCERTAINED PEDOPHILE SILVIO BERLUSCONI, USED TO ORDER! THEY STUDIED, PLOTTED AND OBVIOUSLY FINANCED HUNDREDS OF MURDERS ( VIA LOCAL MAFIAS AND THEIR EXTREMELY FASCIST SECRET SERVICES: OR THE 2 TOGETHER). THESE DESTINED TO BE KILLED PEOPLE ( AS, FOR EXAMPLE, GENIUS, KING MIDAS, AND ANTI NAZIFASCIST HERO MICHELE NISTA http://michelenista-megliomortochearreso.blogspot.co.uk/), WERE EXTREMELY GOOD ON STOCK EXCHANGE BUSINESS. WERE ABSOLUTELY, SOME NUMBER ONES!!! BUT NOT ASS LICKING OF MURDERER FREEMASO-NAZIFASCIST MAFIOSO PEDOPHILE SILVIO BERLUSCONI, SO THEY "HAD TO DIE". OBVIOUSLY, MAKING THESE MURDERS LOOK LIKE FALSE SUICIDE, FALSE ACCIDENT, FALSE ILLNESS. THAT'S WHY NOBODY TALKS ABOUT IT... NOBODY... BUT US!!! AND ALWAYS MORE WE WILL!!! THEY MURDERED PEOPLE WITH VERY GENIAL SNUFF TO BUSINESS UNITED TO CIVIL ETHIC. ALL THIS BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE WERE NOT FASCIST OR MAFIOSI ARSE-KISSERS OF BASTARD, GANGSTER, AUTOCRAT, NAZIFASCIST, MAFIA MONEY LAUNDERER, EXTREMELY PEDOPHILE SILVIO BERLUSCONI.

OF ALL EXTREMELY CRIMINAL THIS, BASTARD MURDERER AND CORRUPTED NEONAZIST AND PEDERAST DANIEL HEGGLIN EX MORGAN STANLEY HONG KONG AND LONDON ( NOW, PROBABLY, I REPEAT, PROBABLY, TT INTERNATIONAL OR PURICORE OR BML CAPITAL; "PROBABLY", BECAUSE SINCE "IT" HAS, EXTREMELY DIRTY CONSCIOUSNESS, MANIPULATES ON GOOGLE, INFO BOUT HIMSELF) WAS PROTAGONIST NUMBER 1. WE'LL SOON SCREAM AND SHOUT IT ON VENUS, MERCURY AND PLUTONIUM TOO. NOT JUST ALL OVER THIS PLANET. ACCEPTING INTIMIDATIONS, BECAUSE THIS, BELOW ZERO. BETTER DEATH THAN UNDER MAF-ASCIST PEDOPHILE ASSASSINS SILVIO BERLUSCONI'S KILLING DICTATORSHIPS!!!

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