Many people are confused after they are arrested for a DUI on whether or not they can still drive while they are waiting for the case to be resolved.
If you had a valid license at the time of your arrest, the officer should have issued you a temporary driver license good for 30 days from the date of your arrest. Check your copy of the DUI Summons and Citation to see if the arresting officer checked the ‘Valid’ box near the bottom of the citation certifying that the DUI Summons and Citation serves as a temporary license for 30 days. If he or she did that, then that citation acts as your temporary driver license, so keep it with you when you drive. If he or she did not check that box, contact us to speak to an attorney before driving.
In order to maintain a Utah driver license, however, you need to file a request for a hearing with the Driver License Division within 10 days of the arrest date. Call our office at 801-746-0447 to have us file a free, no-obligation request on your behalf!