SALT LAKE CITY DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY
In the State of Utah, driving under the influence of alcohol (or any other drug), can be one of the most inconvenient charges made against a defendant. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop, a defendant may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony DUI, with consequences ranging from the immediate suspension of the defendant’s driver’s license, to jail time.
If you have been charged with a DUI, it is essential that you contact a competent criminal defense lawyer to handle your case and limit the severity of the consequences. At The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, our first priority is to fight to protect the driving privileges of our clients from both immediate suspensions and long-term terminations. Our attorneys are more than experienced at dealing with The Driver’s License Department specifically and Utah Courts in general, and we will arrange all of the hearings necessary to protect the rights of our clients throughout the criminal defense process.
When retained for a new case, our first efforts are directed toward rescheduling the client’s court date to fit the client’s scheduling needs, wherever possible. Our legal team works hand-in-hand with court clerks across the state, and we can generally secure a new court date within 24 hours.
Once an acceptable date has been set for the hearing, we go to work investigating the prosecution’s case. Our attorneys tirelessly scrutinize the details of the case, ensuring that the police did not overreact to the situation, that they had reliable witnesses, that no constitutional rights were violated, and so on. If any weakness exists in the prosecution’s case, we identify them, and when found we use them to minimize the consequences of being charged criminally.
If the prosecution proves unwilling to offer a reasonable agreement - if not dismiss the case outright - we begin to prepare for trial. Keeping the client informed of each development, we secure expert witnesses, prepare transcripts for evidence, hire private investigators, and more. Regardless of the difficulties of the case, we present a formidable and informed defense throughout the trial process, up to and including sentencing.
Finally, if a sentence is imposed, we present the clients with all of the options which they still have available to them, from appealing the sentence to a higher court, to clearing the client's records through expungement. We never consider a case ‘closed,’ until every avenue of defense and recovery have been exhausted.
At The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, we are dedicated to providing our clients inside and outside of Utah with a quality criminal defense lawyer at a competitive rate. After more than twenty years of experience defending and prosecuting criminal law throughout the state, we guarantee effective and competent criminal defense in every case we take. Contact us now to receive a free consultation with an experienced attorney.
357 S 200 E STE 307
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4905
Main Office: 801.320.0532
Text Line: 801.508.4088
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday, Excluding Legal Holidays