Alcohol-Restricted Drivers in Utah
Helping clients deal with the consequences of DUI
Driving under the influence is a major crime that carries serious penalties. But even after the fines are paid and the sentence is served, the ramifications can continue for years. An alcohol-restricted driver in Utah is subject to supervision and numerous requirements, and violating these requirements can start the criminal process anew. At Intermountain Legal, we help clients deal with the lingering consequences of DUI, including issues related to no-alcohol conditional licenses.
No-alcohol conditional licenses in Utah
Section 41-6a-502 of the Utah Code provides that drivers previously convicted of DUI be issued no-alcohol conditional licenses following completion of any license suspension. As with drivers under the age of 21, it is a crime for a Utah alcohol-restricted driver to operate a motor vehicle with any measurable level of alcohol in his or her system. For first-time offenders, a conditional license remains in effect for two years. For repeat offenders, a conditional license remains in effect for six years. This period does not begin to run until after applicable license suspensions have expired. Violating the restrictions of a conditional license is a Class B misdemeanor — the same level of crime as a first-time DUI. Even when your time as an ignition interlock restricted driver is up, you may still be limited to an alcohol-restricted license.
Issues in restricted driver cases
Most of the issues that appear in DUI cases can also be a factor in cases involving an alcohol-restricted license. The reasonableness of the stop, the accuracy of the testing equipment and other evidentiary issues frequently come into play. An experienced DUI and automobile homicide lawyer knows how to use these issues to obtain acquittals, dismissals and favorable plea bargains for clients. The attorneys of Intermountain Legal have worked on both sides of the aisle — as prosecutors and criminal defenders — and fully understand the issues that minor drivers and alcohol-restricted drivers face. We sympathize with what you are going through and fight for your rights every step of the way while keeping you informed about your case.
Call the firm for a free consultation for your alcohol-restricted driver case
Facing a criminal charge is never pleasant or easy. But having an experienced attorney on your side helps promote a better outcome for your case and lessens the stress and uncertainty of the criminal process itself. At Intermountain Legal, our attorneys have participated in hundreds of criminal cases. We know the law and we know the process. Call our office today at 801-990-4200 or contact us online to begin taking control over your legal troubles.
Intermountain Legal is located in Salt Lake City, UT and serves clients throughout all of Northern and Central Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Sandy, West Jordan, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, South Jordan, Clearfield, Woods Cross, Draper, Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Ogden, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Park City, and the counties of Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele and Summit.