In a DUI case, having an experienced attorney like the those of us at Utah Law Aid can be the difference between keeping your license or losing it. Having a seasoned DUI lawyer in Utah can be the difference between winning or losing your case! At Utah Law Aid, our DUI lawyers can intelligently and effectively challenge the stop that occurred that lead to your charge. Our DUI lawyers regularly win cases where the police have stopped our clients unlawfully. The police can't stop you just because they want to! Police must have probable cause to stop you.
If You Have Been Stopped Unlawfully
If we discover that the arresting officer stopped you unlawfully, then all of the evidence that the officer found in the subsequent search and arrest can be suppressed, including your DUI charge! While this doesn't happen in every case, it does happen frequently enough that we win cases each year this way. Of course, we won't know until we consult with you and go over the details of your case.
In a similar vein, our Utah DUI lawyers see instances where an officer will make an initial stop for something like speeding, changing lanes without signaling, following too closely or something of that nature, and then the officer will begin investigating a DUI. Again, the police officer cannot just escalate the stop because he or she wants to. They must have a reasonable and articulable basis to do that!
Admittedly, it doesn't take a whole lot to reach that threshold, but there are times when cops are overzealous and go above and beyond the scope of their duties and limitations. Just like a motion to suppress can be issued if the officer didn't have probable cause to make the stop, so too can the evidence be suppressed if the officer had no basis to escalate the stop from a routine traffic stop to a DUI investigation. Utah Law Aid has been successful in the past at winning cases on such a basis.
We Can Represent You in Trial or Bargain a Quality Plea Deal for You that You Could Not Get on Your Own
Of course, we can't promise that challenging the stop will work for you because we don't know the details of your case. Still, you can see how we are able to angle our defense at each phase of the proceedings to leverage the facts on your behalf, to change the momentum and put pressure on the prosecution, and to work towards a result you will be pleased with.
If we're not able to get your case thrown out, we have a couple of other options:
1. We can go to trial
2. We can negotiate with the prosecutor
Utah Law Aid provides seasoned DUI lawyers in Utah who know how to fight in trial and win. We can gather evidence, take depositions, conduct investigations, and hire expert witnesses to support your case.
Negotiating with the prosecutors will be in vain if the prosecutors don't take your DUI attorney seriously. With Utah Law Aid lawyers, not only do the prosecutors know that we know what we're doing, but they know that we do appeals and win appeals! We've had DUI cases on appeal that have been overturned for a variety of reasons.Dui Lawyer Utah
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