8833 South Redwood Road
Suite C
West Jordan, UT 84088

Call For Free Consultation

(801) 676-5506


Call Us

Utah DUI Defense

Utah DUI Defense

This DUI Lawyer wanted to provide you with a follow-up to a story first reported on Sept. 4 (“Utah woman run down in DUI car accident”), the driver believed to be responsible for a Utah woman’s death will stand trial. Reports indicate that prosecutors provided enough evidence at a preliminary hearing on Nov. 26 to convince a judge to order the man to stand trial in connection with this tragic DUI death. His next court appearance is currently scheduled for Dec. 19.

Fatal DUI: Driver will stand trial in Utah

According to reports, the man allegedly drove up onto a sidewalk where a woman who was sitting and smoking a cigarette. The vehicle struck and dragged for some distance. It slammed through a fence and a building before coming to a stop.

The victim’s widower is the one that found her under the vehicle. The couple had only been married approximately four months at the time of her death. The vehicle that hit her was gone by the time emergency personnel arrived. Paramedics rushed the woman to the hospital, but it was too late. She succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital personnel.

Even though it is believed that the driver may be an illegal immigrant, the victim’s widower may file a Utah wrongful death claim against him and any separate owner of the vehicle involved in the crash. If the driver is convicted of the criminal charges filed against him in this tragedy, that conviction may be used in a civil action as evidence of the driver’s negligence. Fatal DUI accidents take thousands of lives each year. In every instance, they have a lasting impact on the families of the victims.

Meaningful defense may benefit Utah man facing DUI charge

One man in Utah will undoubtedly be exploring his defense options after recently being charged. Reports stated that the man was allegedly behind the wheel of a vehicle that crashed into a home. Emergency crews arrived at the scene, and the man was taken to an area hospital due to suffering injuries in the incident. However, he was also under suspicion for DUI.

The man purportedly told EMTs that he had used heroin and consumed alcohol the night before the accident. Police also allegedly discovered heroin, meth, marijuana and unspecified drug paraphernalia at the scene of the crash. Additionally, the man had apparently been driving on a revoked license, and the vehicle did not have an ignition interlock device, which the man was also reportedly supposed to utilize.

Tests at the hospital allegedly revealed that the man had drugs in his system. As a result, he is currently facing a charge for DUI, and due to having three prior convictions for DUI in the last 10 years, this current charge will be upgraded to a 3rd-degree felony. Other allegations, including various drug possession charges and driving on a revoked license, have also been brought against him.

In order to address his situation, he will certainly want to gain more information on the felony DUI and other specific charges brought against him and his defense options. Obtaining this information could help him determine what strategies may allow him to take a meaningful approach to his case. This type of situation could befall any Utah resident, and individuals who do find themselves in such a predicament may wish to consider speaking with experienced attorneys for assistance.

Free Consultation with a Utah DUI Defense Lawyer

If you need help with a criminal law case or DUI, call Ascent Law for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you.

Michael R. Anderson, JD

Ascent Law LLC
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States

Telephone: (801) 676-5506

Ascent Law LLC

4.9 stars – based on 67 reviews


Recent Posts

Best West Valley City Utah Accident Lawyer

Salt Lake Bankruptcy Lawyer

Construction Litigation

Injury Lawyer

Family Lawyer

Tax Lawyer

Share this Article

JEveland

About the Author

People who want a lot of Bull go to a Butcher. People who want results navigating a complex legal field go to a Lawyer that they can trust. That’s where I come in. I am Michael Anderson, an Attorney in the Salt Lake area focusing on the needs of the Average Joe wanting a better life for him and his family. I’m the Lawyer you can trust. I grew up in Utah and love it here. I am a Father to three, a Husband to one, and an Entrepreneur. I understand the feelings of joy each of those roles bring, and I understand the feeling of disappointment, fear, and regret when things go wrong. I attended the University of Utah where I received a B.A. degree in 2010 and a J.D. in 2014. I have focused my practice in Wills, Trusts, Real Estate, and Business Law. I love the thrill of helping clients secure their future, leaving a real legacy to their children. Unfortunately when problems arise with families. I also practice Family Law, with a focus on keeping relationships between the soon to be Ex’s civil for the benefit of their children and allowing both to walk away quickly with their heads held high. Before you worry too much about losing everything that you have worked for, before you permit yourself to be bullied by your soon to be ex, before you shed one more tear in silence, call me. I’m the Lawyer you can trust.