Long Term Consequences of a DUI Arrest
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is a dangerous gamble undertaken by individuals. It is a bad idea to Drive under the influence not only because of the danger posed to others on the road and to one’s self, but also because of the long term consequences a DUI arrest has on people’s lives. A DUI arrest can affect employment, driving privileges, and family relationships for years to come. This is why it is important to not commit a DUI violation but to drink responsibly. If one does drink and drive, however, there is still help available from a Provo DUI defense lawyer. A Provo DUI defense lawyer can help defend a DUI arrest and help the defendant achieve a favorable outcome in the case.
Even if a DUI arrest doesn’t turn into a DUI conviction, people can still lose their licenses at a driver’s license hearing. Provo DUI defense lawyers help those at a driver’s license hearing to keep their licenses. Diver’s license hearings without a Provo DUI defense lawyer are more likely to result in lost driving privileges. People often lose their driver’s license after a DUI arrest affecting their life negatively for many months and even years to come.
A DLD Hearing is Not a Criminal Proceeding
Driving on Utah roads is a great privilege and losing it can be devastating to individuals and families. Unlike a criminal proceeding, however, a driver’s license hearing is civil in nature, not criminal. This means that at the hearing the Driver’s License Division (DLD) need only to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that a person committed a DUI. Preponderance of the evidence is a lower standard of evidence than proof beyond a reasonable doubt which is the standard of proof criminal proceedings use. This means a person could not be convicted of a DUI in a criminal proceeding but still lose his or her license because the DLD found a DUI to have occurred. Because there is a lot riding on a DLD hearing, it is important for an individual to have a Provo DUI defense lawyer fighting to keep the person’s license.
We’ll Help Fight For Your License
If you have been arrested for DUI and have a DLD and criminal hearing coming up, don’t face them without a Provo DUI defense lawyer. One of our attorneys will fight hard for you to keep your license and for the DUI charge to be dismissed or reduced. For a free DUI consultation with a lawyer today, call 801.413.1753.