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SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

DRUG DUI CHARGES

Basics

Most DUIs in Utah are for being under the influence of alcohol while driving a vehicle. But a person can also be charged with DUI if an officer believes he or she is under the influence of any drug to a degree which makes driving unsafe. This includes any type of drug, including drugs that are otherwise completely legal (such as allergy medicine, cold medicine, or pain medication) and otherwise legal prescription drugs (such as birth control, antibiotics, or sleeping medications). The most common drug DUI charges are for driving while on sleeping medications, cold & flu medications, or pain medications.

These cases are often hard to prove because the government is required to prove that you were under the influence of the drug and the drug contributed to your unsafe driving. Unfortunately, defending these cases is often an uphill battle because once prosecutors file criminal charges, they are reluctant to dismiss DUI cases. An attorney is often needed to refute the evidence and point out the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.

Penalties

The penalties for a drug DUI conviction are typically the same as the penalties for DUI. This will include a possible driver’s license suspension, jail time, fines, treatment, and probation. Occasionally, if a judge believes there are other factors involved, he or she will order other penalties as part of the criminal sentence.

Contact a Dedicated Utah Criminal Defense Attorney

Because drug DUI charges often involve blood tests, eyewitness evidence, field sobriety tests (FSTs), and constitutional issues, it is always a good idea to speak with a lawyer about your case. Attorney Justin Pratt at Intermountain Legal is a DUI Attorney who has handled hundreds of cases in Salt Lake City and all of Northern Utah. He uses his experience and knowledge to provide you with the best defense possible. If you choose to hire an attorney or would like a free consultation, contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys.

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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.