Although drivers under 21 account for approximately 10% of licensed drivers, 9.5% of Utah DUI arrests include drivers between 15 and 20 years old. While the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in Utah is typically .08%, minors can be charged with an Under 21 for a BAC of .02% or higher and may face serious court-imposed penalties. In addition, a minor convicted of a DUI Under 21 in Utah faces difficulty with future employment and education opportunities.
Minors charged with DUI under 21 in Utah face serious penalties including:
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Because DUI cases typically involve scientifically-complex evidence, such as the field sobriety, breathalyzer and blood tests, you need an experienced underage DUI defense attorney in Utah who has the knowledge and experience to help you plan your Under 21 DUI defense strategy. Contact us today for a free DUI under 21 case evaluation or for more information on underage drunk driving charges in Utah.
When you were charged with a DUI you may not have been told that you have two major deadlines which are rapidly approaching after you are arrested for driving under the influence. If you ignore them, the consequences could be devastating.
If you don't request a driver's license hearing in the first 10 calendar days, you will lose your license, regardless of how good your case might be. And there's nothing an attorney can do about it after the fact.
The second deadline is to contact the court no less than 5, nor more than 14 days. If you miss this deadline, the court WILL issue a warrant for your arrest and officer may be sent to your home or place of employment to arrest you.
There are several different ways to fight a DUI.
Branson has handled thousands of Utah DUI cases in Salt Lake City and the local court systems. He KNOWS Utah's judges and he knows the prosecutors who handle the DUI cases. Most of all, he knows how to defend you against DUI charges successfully. If you find yourself charged with drunk driving or a DUI, call Branson at 801-285-5550. For those facing charges in or around SLC, Branson K. West is the DUI attorney with the experience to win.