I got a third DUI in utah last week and have hired a very good attorney but am waiting for the initial appearance and to start.

Asked about 3 years ago - Roy, UT

Start the process. I was .1 at the scene. I know my attorney will gather all the info and fight it to his best. He is getting the video and reviewing everything and has requested Drivers License hearing but the waiting and unknowing is driving me and my girlfriend crazy, no knowing what I may be able to get it reduced to (Felony vs Misdimeanor) and how much jail, if any I may have to do or get out of doing. I live alone and have custody of my grandson and am going to school full time and working full time and was divorced a few months back.
Can anyone give me any idea what I can plea this down to and what is the best possible outcome. Im aware I will have an interlock device and probation and counceling but is it possible to keep my license to take care of my grandson/work What jail?

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Glen W. Neeley


    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . The best possible outcome is dismissal. If you are convicted of a felony DUI, you are looking at a 0-5 year sentence, with a minimum of 62 1/2 days of incarceration. The possible outcomes and reductions are endless to answer at this time. It is common to reduce these charges to a Class A Misdemeanor. It is possible to reduce them farther. Depending on where your are charged, DUI Court is a possibility. Your drivers license consequences depends on a lot, but suspension is likely if the officer appears at the drivers license hearing to testify. Utah has no work/child care permits.

  2. Wayne Rodgers Foote


    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . These are questions you should ask of your lawyer. That is why you hired the lawyer. That is the person with the best understanding of your case. Without the facts of the case we can only guess at realistic outcomes. You should NOT post those facts here, in an open forum. Write to your lawyer and explain your concerns.

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