I opened my law practice shortly after graduating law school in 1998. There was no big firm dreams for me. I did not want to work for someone else. My dream was to help those in need who could not help themselves. My dream was to be that down to earth lawyer that a client could contact without much effort, to be the lawyer the client could rely on to give good legal advise, and to be the lawyer that would fight even the toughest cases.
I grew up in Ogden and that is why I became an Ogden DUI Attorney. Why DUI? DUI is one of those status crimes that everyone hates, politicians campaign on, and special groups fight for tougher laws and punishments. It was where my rights, your rights, and the rights all citizens begin to wither away. Many people I meet tell me “I won’t ever need you, I do not drink.” Many of those people I later see in my office accused of something they didn’t do, something they did just one time, or something they did many times. Many people get accused of DUI unsuspectingly. I’m talking about prescription drugs. Many people think that because they have a prescription, they cannot be charged with a DUI. Utah law is very specific. A person cannot be impaired to the degree they cannot drive their car safely. So, if you have a prescription drug in your system, and the officer thinks you are too impaired to drive safely, you can and will be charged with DUI. As a DUI attorney in Ogden, I see this all the time. It is hard sometimes when a person comes to see me for a consultation, and I have to tell them this is just not going to get dismissed because they have a prescription. I have to tell them, this is why you will need a lawyer to fight for them. As an Ogden DUI Attorney, I’m proud to represent people in my community in these charges. Last month, a man came into my office in Ogden and asked me, “Do you love your job?”. I looked him straight in the eye and said “YES.” I love the law. I love helping people. A deceased lawyer in Texas, Stuart Kindard had the motto “Protecting the Lord’s children who have fallen short of perfection from the wrath of those who believe they have attained it.” It’s one of my favorites. It is an honor for me to be an Ogden DUI Attorney to represent people in the entire State of Utah against DUI. I love helping good people in bad situations.