If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you have more than your driver's license to be concerned about. A DWI/DUI conviction can have a devastating effect on your finances, your employment and your family.
At Bostwick & Price P.C. in Salt Lake City, Utah, our lawyers defend people who have been accused of drunk driving. We offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about driver's license suspension, insurance costs, the legality of DUI stops, Breathalyzer test results and other issues related to your arrest.
Is There a Defense to DUI/DWI Charges?
Just because you failed a Breathalyzer test result does not mean the state can prove you are guilty of drunk driving. There are many things an experienced attorney can do to defend you, beginning with reviewing the DUI stop.
Did police have a right to stop you? In the United States, a police officer cannot pull you over unless he or she has a reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime. If the stop was illegal, then all evidence gathered after the stop may be suppressed.
Breathalyzer test results can be challenged if the police officer did not administer the tests properly or if there was a technical issue with the machine. Our DUI/DWI defense attorney is a former police officer who has taught seminars relevant to challenging DUI charges. If there are problems with the Breathalyzer test results, the prosecutor may be more willing to negotiate or may even be willing to drop charges.
Given the consequences of a DUI/DWI conviction, it only makes sense to discuss your case with an experienced defense lawyer before you plead guilty to drunk driving charges.
Contact Our Utah Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
For a free 30-minute initial consultation, call 801-326-3683 or contact us by e-mail. Our Salt Lake City DWI/DUI defense attorneys handle cases throughout Utah.