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SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

DUI PENALTIES IN UTAH

DUI/DWI Charge Sentencing

The penalties for a DUI conviction will depend on several things, including whether this is your first DUI and how high your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was when tested. In most cases, a skilled defense attorney can reduce or eliminate the standard Utah DUI penalties, and may be able to prevent a DUI conviction.

Most of the time, even when you do not have a defense attorney, a judge will not impose the maximum jail time or the maximum fine for each charge. However, if you have other crimes on your record, or if this is a serious DUI, the judge will may impose a more severe penalty. Also, if you have multiple charges, the judge may add the jail time and/or the fines together.

In addition to court fines, you must also be aware of additional costs associated with a conviction. For DUIs, the court will order substance abuse screening and treatment and often drug or alcohol testing. The cost of treatment and testing will depend on your individual circumstances, but can be thousands of dollars.

Finally, some employers will not or cannot hire or promote employees with certain criminal convictions on their record. This can also affect you financially. If you are concerned about the potential penalties you are facing or have additional questions, you may want to contact our office for a consultation.

Minimum and Maximum Utah DUI Penalties For a First DUI Conviction:

Minimum
Sentence (1st DUI)

Maximum
Sentence (1st DUI)

48 hours in jail, 48 hours of community service, or home confinement with an ankle monitor;$1,295 fine120-day Driver License suspensionAlcohol/Drug Screening PRIME for Life Class 6 Months Jail$1,850 Fine Plus SurchargesAdditional 2 year Suspension of Drivers License Alcohol/Drug Screening, Treatment, and Testing Supervised Probation PRIME for Life Class Ignition Interlock Device

Minimum and Maximum Utah DUI Penalties For a Second DUI Conviction:

Minimum Sentence (2nd DUI)

Maximum Sentence (2nd DUI)

10 days in jail, 240 hours of community service, or home confinement with an ankle monitor;$1,550 fine120-day Driver License suspension Alcohol/Drug Screening Supervised Probation PRIME for Life Class 6 Months Jail$1,850 Fine Plus SurchargesAdditional 2 year Suspension of Drivers License Alcohol/Drug Screening, Treatment, and Testing Supervised Probation PRIME for Life Class Ignition Interlock Device

Minimum and Maximum Utah DUI Penalties For a Felony DUI Conviction:

Minimum Sentence (Felony DUI)

Maximum Sentence (Felony DUI)

62.5 days jail (1,500 hours)$2,775 fineAlcohol/Drug Screening, Assessment, Counseling and Testing Intensive treatment or inpatient and aftercare of 240 hours Supervised Probation 1 year Driver License suspension PRIME for Life Class Ignition Interlock Device DNA Sample Submitted to the State 0-5 year prison term$9,250 FineAlcohol/Drug Screening, Assessment, Counseling and Testing Intensive treatment or inpatient treatment and aftercare of 240 hours to 5 years Supervised Probation (If no 0-5 prison term imposed) Additional 2 year Suspension of Drivers License PRIME for Life Class Ignition Interlock Device DNA Sample Submitted to the State

Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyers

Intermountain Legal can get involved immediately to maximize your chances of minimizing some of the Utah DUI Penalties. By taking immediate action, an attorney can ensure that your rights are protected and that you make the right decisions. An attorney will know how to challenge key evidence, which can lead to the reduction or complete dismissal of criminal charges.

To contact the DUI attorneys at Intermountain Legal, call 801-970-2800 or click here to fill out our email form.


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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.

ELLY HENDRIKSEN

Elly is a skilled attorney who specializes in divorce and criminal law. Spending the majority of her career in the courtroom, Elly understands how to effectively advocate for her clients who find themselves in the toughest of situations. Elly has successfully guided clients through trials and difficult hearings in front of judges and commissioners, and has expertly negotiated cases through hundreds of hours of mediation. For more on Elly'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.

JACKIE REIDELBERGER

Jackie is a skilled trial attorney and negotiator who specializes in criminal defense. Her work ethic and genuine concern for her clients has given her a reputation for outworking and out-preparing opposing attorneys so she can negotiate from a position of strength and fight the cases that need to be fought. Because she cares about her clients, she considers each client’s specific needs and concerns in order to reach the best possible outcome in their case. For more on Jackie's experience click here.

HAYLI DICKEY

Hayli is a skilled attorney who specializes exclusively in family law. She is known as a “spitfire” attorney but with a personable personality. Because of her excellent reputation and track record of success in Utah courts, she was heavily recruited by multiple law firms. She joined Intermountain Legal because of the firm’s dedication to giving personal attention to each client and to providing excellent legal representation in every case. For more on Hayli'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.

 
ELLY HENDRIKSEN

Elly is a skilled attorney who specializes in divorce and criminal law. Spending the majority of her career in the courtroom, Elly understands how to effectively advocate for her clients who find themselves in the toughest of situations. Elly has successfully guided clients through trials and difficult hearings in front of judges and commissioners, and has expertly negotiated cases through hundreds of hours of mediation. For more on Elly'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.

 
JACKIE REIDELBERGER

Jackie is a skilled trial attorney and negotiator who specializes in criminal defense. Her work ethic and genuine concern for her clients has given her a reputation for outworking and out-preparing opposing attorneys so she can negotiate from a position of strength and fight the cases that need to be fought. Because she cares about her clients, she considers each client’s specific needs and concerns in order to reach the best possible outcome in their case. For more on Jackie's experience click here.

 
HAYLI DICKEY

Hayli is a skilled attorney who specializes exclusively in family law. She is known as a “spitfire” attorney but with a personable personality. Because of her excellent reputation and track record of success in Utah courts, she was heavily recruited by multiple law firms. She joined Intermountain Legal because of the firm’s dedication to giving personal attention to each client and to providing excellent legal representation in every case. For more on Hayli's experience click here.