Lawyers Who Understand DUI Defenses in Salt Lake City
Practical experience building your Salt Lake City DUI defense
Many people facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) simply want their legal problems to go away quickly. Usually, they have never been in trouble with the law before, trust the information given to them by the police and assume an admission of guilt or a quick plea bargain is their best option. But in many such cases, patience pays off. A plea bargain or admission of guilt can leave you with a dark stain on your reputation, a criminal record and lost driving privileges. It might be possible, given the specifics of your case, to build a solid legal defense that eliminates the charges filed against you. If you face a drunk driving charge in Utah, Nebraska or Colorado, contact the Salt Lake City DUI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Carl N. Anderson, III, PLLC today.
A DUI arrest does not mean you are guilty
When you get behind the wheel of a car, you are effectively giving police the right to test your sobriety if they have reasonable cause to suspect you of driving drunk or being under the influence of drugs. This is called the law of implied consent. But courts are not automatically required to accept the results. For one thing, the police do not always properly execute the field sobriety tests they make drivers take.
In fact, officers rarely perform all of the tests that the law requires them to do during a roadside stop. Also, mistakes are frequently made regarding equipment calibration, evidentiary chain of custody, procedures, programming and other aspects of the tests. When omissions or errors are made, the legality of the results can be questioned.
Salt Lake City DUI defense attorneys can help
Since field sobriety tests are prone to error, you should never accept the penalties normally tied to a DUI or DWI charge, such as fines and license suspension, without consulting an attorney. The concept of innocent until proven guilty applies to all crimes in the United States— DUI and DWI included.
But be sure to contact an attorney with specific experience handling DUI and DWI charges. General practitioners and civil attorneys simply do not have the experienced to handle such cases. Hire an attorney with significant experience handling DUI defenses.
Carl N. Anderson, III, for example, spent his formative legal years as a County Attorney in Nebraska, where he not only prosecuted countless DUIs but also participated in several ride-alongs with local authorities in order to familiarize himself with the DUI and DWI traffic stop process. He is actually qualified to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) and to teach and evaluate law enforcement on proper SFST administration.
Unparalleled experience building DWI and DUI defenses
Carl N. Anderson, III brings years of experience litigating DUI and DWI charges on both sides of the law. He knows how prosecutors handle DUI cases, and he can put that experience to work for you. Contact the Law Offices of Carl N. Anderson, III, PLLC online or at (801) 997-9534.
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