Regardless of what the media would have you believe, a DUI arrest does not always result in a conviction. There are many opportunities for an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your freedom, finances and driving record. After representing clients in Farmington for 15 years, attorney Joseph Jardine and his legal team know exactly what it takes to help you reach the outcome you deserve. If you or someone you love is currently facing drunk driving charges, contact Jardine Law Offices, P.C. as soon as possible.
Where Will We Start?
There are numerous components of a DUI arrest that our DUI defense attorney will challenge first. For example, was there reasonable cause to stop your car? Was there probable cause to issue an arrest? Was proper protocol followed when administering the field sobriety test, breathalyzer test and/or toxicology report? Lastly, Joseph Jardine will examine if there is sufficient evidence against you to support a conviction by a jury of your peers.
Utah has very strict penalties governing DUI convictions. For example, a first DUI offense carries a minimum jail sentence of two days while a second DUI offense results in a minimum sentence of ten days in jail. If you choose not to take a breathalyzer test during either your first or second DUI offense(s), you will also face a license suspension of 18 months and three years, respectively. A third DUI offense is considered a felony in the state of Utah. Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall, skilled and well-respected DUI defense attorneys in Farmington, can help you if you find yourself facing such charges.
While any DUI offense can be emotionally taxing and financially debilitating, repeat offenses are far more serious and often result in years-long license suspensions and extended prison sentences. Felony charges may be brought against you if this is your third DUI offense within ten years, or if while driving under the influence you injured another party, and/or if your actions while intoxicated resulted in vehicular homicide or involuntary manslaughter. When your offense is that serious, enlisting the services of Jardine Law Offices is your best chance to get the professional representation you need. Their team of DUI defense attorneys in Farmington have what it takes to see you through this trying time.
Attorney Joseph Jardine and his legal team possesses an exemplary record of assisting Farmington and Davis County residents facing DUI charges. Joseph Jardine has compiled an 80 percent success rate for his clients in contested refusal cases dating back to 2007. Mr. Jardine is also the attorney who cracked open the UHP and exposed the now infamous Lisa Steed’s illegal and unscrupulous practices in DUI investigations. As a result, the UHP has undergone some significant introspection and much-needed house cleaning. Call now for help!
Licensed to practice in Utah, criminal defense attorney Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall represent clients in Farmington and throughout Davis County. If you are currently facing DUI charges, call Jardine Law Offices, P.C. today at call for a free case evaluation.