If you were ARRESTED for DUI, here’s what happens next:
- Your Utah driver license was confiscated by the arresting officer and replaced with a citation that serves as a temporary license that expires in 29 days (if out-of-state license then you keep it);
- Your vehicle was likely impounded, to retrieve an impounded vehicle you must go to any DMV station, pay a $400 Impound Fee and obtain a “release form” before going to the Towing Lot;
- You must request a hearing in writing within 10 days and fax the form to the Driver License Division at 801.964.4499 or hand deliver it, and it must contain your name, driver’s license number, contact info, date of arrest and date of birth;
- If the officer failed to explain how to get a DUI hearing and/or failed to circle the words “Right To Hearing” at the bottom of your ticket you may qualify for a late hearing but to obtain one you need to petition the DLD (same fax as above) with all your information, a copy of your ticket and the reasons why you didn’t request a hearing within ten days, additionally, you must waive in writing your right to a hearing within 30 days because the delay will make that timing inevitable.
- Your privilege to drive may be withdrawn on the 30th day after the date of arrest following the hearing decision.
- Any person being convicted of a DUI violation will be Ignition Interlock Restricted. If under 21 at the time of arrest it is for 3 years, if 21 and older it is for 18 months.
- You will likely become an Alcohol Restricted Driver (ARD) and required to have a .000 BAC when in control of a vehicle for two (2) years.
- Call me at 877-384-8946 or text me at 435-714-0376 or use the contact form within this website to ask me any questions you may have about this process. However, remember, as long as you ask for a hearing within ten days of the date of arrest, no matter what, you have at least cleared this hurdle.