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Being arrested for a DUI in Utah is a serious crime, not just a simple traffic infraction.  You’re faced with potential jail time, fines and surcharges, and an increase or cancellation of your vehicle insurance. You will need the help of an experienced and aggressive Utah DUI defense attorney that is prepared to fight for you and guide you through this challenging process. Our firm focuses heavily on DUI defense and has decades of experience defending cases throughout the state of Utah.

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DUI UTAH PENALTIES

Any first or second DUI offense within the past 10 years will be charged as a Class B Misdemeanor. If the offense involved an accident where someone was injured, or if there was a child in the car under the age of 18 at the time of the offense, you will be charges with a Class A Misdemeanor. A third conviction within 10 years can be charged as a Third-Degree Felony.

In addition, if you are convicted of an offense involving a Felony or Class A Misdemeanor, you will be required to give a DNA sample that will be placed in a law enforcement database for the rest of your life.

 

PENALTIES FOR UTAH DUI OFFENSES

1ST OFFENSE WITHIN 10 YEARS

Class B Misdemeanor


0-180 days in jail (minimum mandatory two days in jail or 48 hours of community service


$1850 fine and fee


Mandatory counseling classes


Mandatory Ignition Interlock Device installed in vehicle


Probation up to 18 months

2ND OFFENSE WITHIN 10 YEARS

Mandatory Ignition Interlock Device installed in vehicle


Mandatory counseling classes


$1850 fine and fee


0-180 days in jail (minimum mandatory 10 days in jail)


Class B Misdemeanor


Probation up to 18 months

3RD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE WITHIN 10 YEARS 

3rd Degree Felony


0-5 Years in Prison (Minimum 62.5 days in jail)


$9,250 Fine and fee


Residential Treatment


Probation up to 36 Months

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drive after being arrested for a DUI?
If you had a valid license at the time of your arrest, the officer should have issued you a temporary driver license good for 30 days from the date of your arrest.
How long will my license be suspended?
  • If it is your first DUI offense in 10 years and you did submit to a blood, breath, or urine test as requested by the officer, your license can be suspended for 120 days and you will be statutorily classified as an Alcohol Restricted Driver for 2 years.
  • If it is a second or subsequent DUI offense in 10 years and you did submit to a blood, breath, or urine test as requested by the officer, your license can be suspended for 2 years and you will be statutorily classified as an Interlock Restricted Driver for 10 years.
  • If it is your first DUI offense in 10 years and you refused to submit to a blood, breath, or urine test as requested by the officer, your license can be suspended for 18 months and you will be statutorily classified as an Alcohol Restricted Driver (for 5 years and classified as an Interlock Restricted Driver) for a minimum of 3 years.
  • If it is your second or subsequent DUI offense in 10 years and you refused to submit to a blood, breath or urine test as requested by the officer, your license can be suspended for 3 years.
Can I get a work permit to drive to work or school?
Utah law does not allow DUI offenders to obtain a restricted license to and from work or school. If you are caught driving—for any reason—during the suspension period, your suspension time will be doubled, and you will be charged with Driving on Suspension, a Class B Misdemeanor.

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