Out-of-State DUI Clients Visiting Moab. If you have been charged with a Moab, Utah DUI, Impaired Driving, driving under the influence or Metabolite drugged driving, Utah criminal defense attorney Jake Gunter can help. Attorney Gunter knows you are busy and live out-of-state. He can often excuse your absence from coming back to Utah to go to court. SKYPE, Zoom or other video conference is available. Free Moab DUI consultations.
Driver’s License Division Hearing Request. The first thing to do after being arrested for a DUI in Moab is to make sure you ask for an administrative hearing. If you don’t ask the Utah Driver’s License Division for an administrative hearing within 10 days, you lose your right to contest the 120 days driver license suspension.
Any DUI conviction under Utah Code Ann. 41-6a-502 (2020) will suspend your driver’s license for 120 days. Same goes for Metabolite drugged driving. Impaired Driving convictions will not suspend your license.
Out-of-State Driver’s License. As a general rule, a Moab DUI will suspend your driver’s license in your home state. Most states participate in the Non-Resident Violator Compact or share information between Utah and your home state that issued your driver’s license.
Alaska, California, Michigan, Montana, Oregon, and Wisconsin are not participating members of the Non-resident Violator Compact and will not action a Utah request to suspend your license.
Example. Nebraska. You are visiting Utah and the Moab police cite you for a DUI. You are from Nebraska and have a Nebraska issued driver’s license. Utah subsequently suspends your Utah driving privileges. Nebraska will suspend your driver’s license upon request by Utah.
Example. California. You are pulled over in Moab for a Metabolite drugged driving offense. You are from California and have a California issued driver’s license. Utah suspends your Utah driving privileges at the driver’s license division administrative hearing for 120 days. California will not honor Utah’s request that California suspend your license.
What a Moab DUI Attorney can do for you Living Out-of-State. If you received a Moab, Utah DUI or driving under the influence charge and you live in another state, often your Moab DUI defense lawyer can excuse you from attending the court hearing. Your Moab Impaired Driving lawyer files a simple motion to excuse your absence. Having to travel back to Moab to attend a 10 minute hearing is extremely time consuming.
Plea by Mail or WebEx Video Hearing. Out-of-state DUI clients can often completely finish their case by mail. It’s called a plea by mail and is commonly used for out-of-state offenders.
A Moab DUI Trial. Ultimately if you are not able to plea bargain your Moab, Utah DUI case, you will need to have a jury trial. At this point, you will need to personally appear for the jury trial, participate and possibly testify.