"Not a Drop" is a common term for the law prohibiting those under 21 from drinking and driving. The slightest trace of alcohol that shows up on a breath, blood or urine test has serious consequences. In fact, the penalties have increased in their severity, requiring those charged or their parents to take immediate action with the help of an experienced lawyer.
Utah Underage DUI Defense Attorney
At my law office — Catherine Cleveland, P.C. — I understand the severity of a criminal charge for teenagers and young adults. Promising futures are at risk. Clients and — in these cases — their parents place their trust in me to attend to all details and fight for the best outcome. Sometimes, the ideal results come through litigation. I do not shy away from a trial. I let my clients know that a zero tolerance arrest does not always lead to a life-changing conviction.
Being "sober" is not enough, especially when behind the wheel of a car. Driving privileges can be taken away in a split second without the benefit of a "hardship" license. Suddenly, holding a job is a challenge. Pursuing an education is difficult.
Salt Lake City Zero Tolerance Attorney
Take immediate action following an arrest. While the temptation may be to speak to police officers and prosecutors to work out a deal, resist that urge. "Not a Drop" and all DUI cases are complex and require the guiding hand of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Law enforcement may claim to have the best interests of the arrestee in mind.
They don't. I do. My job is to challenge all aspects of the DUI arrest from the initial stop to the testing and how it was conducted. I get to the facts. Far too much is at stake in the life of a young person.
Contact a Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney
To talk with me about the criminal penalties you face following a DUI arrest and "Not a Drop" charge, call my Salt Lake City law office for a free initial consultation. I am available by phone at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247. You can also contact me online. Reasonable payment plans are available.