Salt Lake City DUI Attorney
Recent DUI Statistics
The fact that 2010 saw more than 15,000 DUI arrests in Utah clearly shows that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs continues to be a crime that is heavily targeted by law enforcement. With a staggering 44% of DUI arrests taking place in Salt Lake County alone, city prosecutors certainly have no shortage of opportunities when it comes to seeking conviction for related offenses.
Rocky Mountain Defenders, PC is an accomplished firm with 50 years of experience in standing up against charges for driving under the influence. Years of practice like that can make all the difference between a brush with the law or a life-altering event that can leave a convicted defendant playing catch-up for years to come.
Understanding the Severity of the Situation
DUI charges can have very serious consequences, even for those who are able to avoid conviction and penalties. For many, the mere arrest and charge is enough to disrupt work, family or social stability, even to the point of extreme hardship. Those who are convicted may face any number of legal consequences including
license suspension. For those facing a second or third charge for driving while intoxicated, this can amount to years without the right to operate a motor vehicle. Our firm has a deep understanding of how the
DUI process works and our legal team will work diligently to achieve optimal results on your behalf.
In felony DUI situations where the accusations are much more serious, it could result in years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and other consequences depending on the crime. Driving while under the influence of drugs, injuring or killing someone as a result of drunk driving and obtaining more than one DUI offense can result in felony charges. These kinds of cases can end up taking away much of your freedom and cost you time and money. Many times all that stands between you and a case dismissal is a vigorous defense.
Performing Complete Investigations
Exhausting every opportunity to organize your defense, we will examine the results from breath or blood tests to the determine legitimacy of the results. Focusing on the testimony of the arresting law enforcement officer, he/she may recall events differently from how they actually unfolded, such as in a
field sobriety tests. It is essential to make certain that the police were not acting improperly when pulling you over. If there was not a reasonable cause to believe that you were driving under the influence when they stopped you, it may be possible to get your charges dismissed. No matter the specifics of your case, we will do everything in our power to see that your rights are protected.
Why Hire an Attorney
One of our partners, Kevin S. Vander Werff, Sr., has had years of experience with criminal defense cases especially related to drug and DUI charges. Not only has he has taken specialized training focused solely on DUI defense, he completed a course for the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) put out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is the same class that police officers must take before they can administer field sobriety tests out in the field. This can prove extremely valuable to any case concerning driving while intoxicated.
Rocky Mountain Defenders, PC strongly supports the right of any defendant to enlist the support of some of the most skilled attorneys available in the Utah area. Driving while drunk is a serious offense and it takes a well-planned approach to secure freedom from your charges. We have brought many DUI charges to a favorable result for our many clients throughout Salt Lake City. With our proven history of success, our firm can say with confidence that we have the skills necessary to meet driven prosecutors in court with a defense they may not be prepared for.