A DUI arrest can be a scary scenario to find yourself in, especially when the media portrays DUI arrests always leading to a conviction. This is not always true, more so when you have the help of a criminal defense attorney. An experienced attorney can help protect your finances, freedom, and driving record. I am Joseph Jardine, and I have been representing clients in Layton for over 15 years. If you or a loved one is facing drunk driving charges contact Jardine Law Offices P.C. to schedule an initial consultation. After reviewing your case, we can come to a decision on your best course of action.
Unbeknownst to many, there are many more components to a DUI arrest than whether you were driving while intoxicated or not. Joseph Jardine will challenge several components during the case. For example, was there a 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, a skilled and well-respected DUI defense attorney in Layton, can help you if you find yourself facing such charges.
A first DUI offense can be emotionally and financially debilitating, receiving a repeat offense is even worse and can result in license suspensions and 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 facing any of these types of offenses, you should enlist the services of a Layton DUI attorney. You will have the professional representation you deserve and the help you need during this trying time in your life.
Attorney Joseph Jardine possesses an exemplary record of assisting Layton 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.
Licensed to practice in both Utah and Idaho, DUI defense lawyer Joseph Jardine represents clients in Layton and throughout Davis County. If you are currently facing DUI charges, call Jardine Law Offices P.C. today.