If you are convicted of an impaired driving offense, you could face jail time, significant fines, mandatory community service, mandatory substance abuse treatment, and/or the loss of your driver’s license. Additionally, an impaired driving conviction could affect your ability to secure housing, to become gainfully employed, to be admitted to institutions of higher learning, and even to maintain custody rights for your children. If your blood alcohol level was allegedly above the legal limit at the time you were pulled over, it is time to connect with an attorney. You do not want a conviction weighing down your opportunities for the remainder of your life. When drivers see red and blue lights flashing in their rearview mirrors, they often feel panicked. This is understandable, as no one wants to be in trouble with the law. Yet, even after many individuals have been arrested on impaired driving charges, they forget that initial feeling of panic and resolve to “ride it out.” If you are questioning whether it is worth your time, money, and effort to hire an experienced Salt Lake City DUI lawyer in the wake of a drunk driving arrest, put your questioning mind to rest. The reality is that a drunk driving conviction—even if it is your first run-in with the law and even if your blood alcohol wasn’t “that high” above the legal limit—can impact your life moving forward in far more significant ways than you may have initially been led to believe. Connect with the experienced legal team at Rasmussen & Miner to learn more about why seeking legal representation is so critical at this time.