Your life can get a lot more complicated when you're charged with a DUI. Pleading or being found guilty means you'll be facing court imposed fines and fees, in addition to a suspension of your driver's license, a mandatory alcohol education program, and the possible imposition of an ignition interlock device in order to drive.
When you hear about court cases, one of the details most people become interested in is how much it costs to hire an attorney. You might hear about the expensive fees those attorneys charge and think "I don't need any help. I know I did nothing wrong. I was there. No one knows more about my side of the story than me."
But choosing to represent yourself in a court of law with very little or no knowledge of Utah's DUI laws can be disastrous for yourself and the people who depend on you.
On your own, you can never hope to match a prosecutor’s experience, knowledge, and legal skill. Acting as your own legal representative, your voice may not be heard because of the number of cases involved. Any mitigating factors or valid defenses you may legitimately have will likely go unnoticed because you lack the legal experience to bring them to the court's attention.