Utah DUI Laws, Fines and Penalties
In Utah, it is illegal to drive or be in physical control of a vehicle if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. If you are caught doing so, you will be arrested for a DUI. It is important to note that one does not have to be actually driving to be arrested for DUI. Recently, a man was arrested while sleeping in his car with this feet hanging out the window, but the courts decided he was in physical control of the vehicle.
Utah has an implied consent law, which means that if you are operating a car, truck, bicycle, boat, etc. in the State, you are agreeing to submit to a blood alcohol test if asked to do so by law enforcement. This chemical test may require you to provide a breath, blood, urine, or saliva sample, and if you refuse to do so, you will be charged with a crime.
If you have been arrested for a DUI, you should contact an experienced DUI lawyer as soon as possible. Utah DUI law is complicated, and you do not want to try to go it alone, especially if this is your first offense. Lawyers who specialize in DUI defense truly know the law.