Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense:
The criminal defense process can be tough and stressful. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you know how this st

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Bankruptcy: What Are Your Options?

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Divorce

Life can be hard and sometimes divorce is the option you need to get back on track.  If you’ve reached the conclusion call us for help

Know Your Rights

Criminal Defense: Know Your Rights With a background that includes working with and training police officers, we know that there can be errors and mistakes in investigation and prosecution procedures when it comes to criminal cases.  For cases including theft, domestic violence, drug charges or drunk driving, we will review your case to see if […]

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DUI

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Experienced DUI Defense

Many of our DUI clients were out socially, hopped in the car and got pulled over for speeding, not turning on headlights, swerving, changing lanes without signaling or simply being the only car on the road. They did not realize they were legally drunk.

Utah has many variations of a DUI to count against you.  There is a DUI if you are impaired while driving, one for being over the .08 BAC limit at the time of your test, another for over the .08 BAC limit at the time you were driving.  (A battle for experts to prove)  A DUI for being high on drugs. A DUI for having an illegal drug in your system even if you haven’t used the drug for several days.  We have variations of the law with an Impaired Driving law and one for Reckless Driving with Alcohol.  Then some of the cities and counties have their own versions.  DUI law is special, get an attorney that understands that.

Our job is to make sure there was a valid reason for your being pulled over. Was there a valid reason to suspect you might be DUI? Were field sobriety tests given and if so, what kind? Was there a Breathalyzer test or blood test given? Was it given in the field or at the jail?  We go back over all of the work the police officer did and start questioning what they should have done.

DUI defense means gathering the evidence against you, and making sure there was probable cause to stop you. Drunk driving is a serious charge in every State. An attorney who has years of experience in these cases can help minimize the DUI penalties you may face, from license suspension to ignition interlock, from stiff fines to mandatory high-cost insurance.

DUIs are Enhanceable

DUIs carry mandatory penalties with them and each time you get a conviction for DUI the penalties get worse.  This is another situation where pleading guilty now without trying your other options can cause you serious trouble in the future.

Timing Is Important In These Cases

If you’ve been arrested for DUI, you have only 10 days to file a request for hearing or your license may be suspended. If you don’t request a hearing, it’s too late: your license will probably be suspended. You need a good lawyer who has worked this kind of case before. Our team can help.

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Aaron Nielson Law

At Aaron Nielson Law our focus is helping our clients with the most difficult times of their lives.  No one ever wants to find themselves in need of these services but if you’ve found yourself in any of these situations then call for help.

  • Criminal Law – If you’ve been charged with or are being investigated for a crime you need an attorney.  Any charge can have serious impact on your future.  Don’t assume that you’ve done something wrong and just plead guilty.  We can always review the evidence and make sure the state can prove their case.  If the evidence is there then we can talk about reducing the impact to you and your future.  That could be going to trial or could be negotiating a resolution.  Talk to us and learn what options are available.
  • Bankruptcy / Finance – If you are not able to pay your monthly bills, if you are having to get pay day loans to survive, if you are pawning your items to survive, if someone has a judgment against you, if your paycheck or bank accounts are being garnished, you need to talk to an attorney.  Maybe bankruptcy is the answer but even if it is not you need a plan.  Talk to us.
  • Divorce / Family Law – Sometimes things are just over.  If you are considering divorce call for a free consultation.  Make sure you are treated fair and get a fair resolution to your case.  Property settlements, division of bills, child support & alimony, visitation rights, retirement and more can become an issue.  Don’t handle legal issues on your own.  Call us for help.

Throughout law school and then in to my career I often heard lawyers repeating this saying:  “An attorney that represents themselves has a fool for a client.”  Attorneys are aware or should be reminded that no one should handle legal issues on their own, not even lawyers.  You need an attorney that is trained in your particular area of need.  You need someone not personally involved with the issue to provide rational and unbiased opinions and advise throughout your case.  That’s what you get when hiring us as your attorney.