EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE


SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE


SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

SKILLED LEGAL HELP WITH ALCOHOL LAWS IN UTAH

Support as You Face Criminal Alcohol Charges

Utah is well-known for its tough laws concerning alcoholic beverages. Even with relaxation of some regulations in recent years, Utah alcohol laws are strictly enforced. Beverage laws apply in business settings like clubs and restaurants, and to the individual use of alcohol in public and transportation settings as well. If you are charged under alcohol laws in Utah, the legal team at Intermountain Legal offers a rapid, vigorous response to protect you. We have extensive, successful experience with drunk driving, underage drinking and other criminal law charges along the Wasatch Front and throughout Utah.

Understanding Utah Alcohol Laws

In part, alcohol laws in Utah are similar to those in other states. A blood test that shows your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08 percent or above will be used to prove you were driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. Other components of Utah law include the following:

  • It is against the law to drink or possess a drink in a vehicle, whether you are the driver or a passenger. Similarly, it is against the law to sit in a car with an alcoholic beverage even if it is stopped or parked.
  • Utah alcohol laws extend to any vehicle on the roads or waters of the state. This means consumption of alcohol on a boat, as driver or passenger, is illegal.
  • In Utah, an open container is defined as a beverage on which the seal is broken, the container is open or its contents even partially consumed. An open container in a car or boat within reach of driver or passenger, as in a glove compartment, is subject to an open container offense.
  • Driving under the influence in Utah means impaired driving caused by alcohol or drugs. Alcohol is metabolized in the bloodstream relatively quickly compared to illegal drugs that may remain in your system for weeks. If a metabolite of an illegal drug, like marijuana, is identified in your bloodstream after you are pulled over for impaired driving, you will be charged on a metabolite offense, which can lead to conviction on a Class B misdemeanor.
  • Utah has a zero tolerance law when it comes to minors. It is illegal for any person under age 21 to operate a vehicle with any amount of alcohol in his or her bloodstream.

Utah laws are strict and specific. We offer straightforward information and representation to defend against alcohol charges, resolve your case and move forward with your life.

Get Experienced Help With Alcohol Laws in Utah

If you’re arrested on a DUI or other impaired driving charge, Intermountain Legal is dedicated to helping you understand the law and how we can help protect your rights and your future. Call 801-970-2800 or contact us online today.


START BUILDING YOUR WINNING CASE TODAY

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

STEVEN K. BURTON

As a former prosecutor Steven gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, DUI courts and other criminal court programs and procedures. He has spent over 3,500 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. For more on Steve's experience, click here.

JUSTIN PRATT

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client's rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case. For more on Justin's experience, click here.

STACI VISSER

Staci has represented clients in nearly every type of criminal case, from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. She has an excellent reputation with her clients and they have repeatedly recommended her to their friends and family. She also practices criminal appeals and family law. For more on Staci's experience, click here.

MARK LAROCCO

Mark is skilled at dealing with all aspects of family law, including helping clients obtain modifications, enforce court orders, and achieve fair custody and support awards. Going through a painful divorce or a custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and Mark is there to help every step of the way. For more on Mark's experience, click here.

MATTHEW BELL

Matthew's reputation as an attorney is one who thoroughly understands the law and diligently advocates to advance his client's interests. His practice primarily focuses on representing clients in family law matters. He has assisted hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. For more on Matthew's experience click here.

STEVEN K. BURTON

As a former prosecutor Steven gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, DUI courts and other criminal court programs and procedures. He has spent over 3,500 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. For more on Steve's experience, click here.

 
JUSTIN PRATT

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client's rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case. For more on Justin's experience, click here.

 
STACI VISSER

Staci has represented clients in nearly every type of criminal case, from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. She has an excellent reputation with her clients and they have repeatedly recommended her to their friends and family. She also practices criminal appeals and family law. For more on Staci's experience, click here.

 
MARK LAROCCO

Mark is skilled at dealing with all aspects of family law, including helping clients obtain modifications, enforce court orders, and achieve fair custody and support awards. Going through a painful divorce or a custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and Mark is there to help every step of the way. For more on Marks's experience, click here.

 
MATTHEW BELL

Matthew's reputation as an attorney is one who thoroughly understands the law and diligently advocates to advance his client's interests. His practice primarily focuses on representing clients in family law matters. He has assisted hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. For more on Matthew's experience click here.