A common misconception is that a DUI arrest always ends in a conviction. This is not true, especially with the help of an experienced DUI defense lawyer working to protect your freedom, finances and driving record. Joseph Jardine has been representing clients for over 15 years and knows what it takes to help you obtain a desirable outcome. If you or someone you know is facing drunk driving charges, it is imperative to contact Jardine Law Offices, P.C. to discuss your case and potential plan of action.
There are various components that can be questioned in relation to a DUI and Joseph Jardine will challenge every aspect of the case to place you in the best position to succeed. 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.
Should the possibility of a conviction aries, Utah has some of the strictest penalties. 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, a skilled and well-respected DUI defense attorney in Bountiful, can help you if you find yourself facing such charges and penalties.
Being charged with a DUI is an emotional time and can lead to financial devastation along with permanent damage to your record. Repeat offenses are worse and can result in years-long license suspensions and even prison sentences. If you DUI offense leads to injuries of another party or results in vehicular homicide or involuntary manslaughter, the charges may be upgraded to felony charges. If you fear you will face charges on this level you need to contact Jardine Law Offices, P.A immediately to schedule a consultation and discuss your options. Our Bountiful criminal defense attorneys have the skills and understanding to get you through this trying time.
Attorney Joseph Jardine possesses an exemplary record of assisting Bountiful and Davis County residents facing DUI charges. Joseph Jardine has a record of success 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 both Utah and Idaho, criminal defense attorney Joseph Jardine represents clients in Bountiful and throughout Davis County. If you are currently facing DUI charges, call Jardine Law Offices, P.C. today for a free case evaluation.