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Using Prior Convictions to Enhance a Utah DUI–State v. EILEEN JIMENEZ-WISS,

The Utah Court of Appeal issued the decision in State v. Jimenez-Wiss.  Defendant was charged with Felony DUI based on prior convictions.  One of the convictions involved a case where Defendant was not represented by an attorney and no evidence

Posted in Utah DUI Laws

New Utah DUI Ruling on Preclusion–State v. BOBBIE JO NADINE RIRIE

The Supreme Court issued a new decision this week in the case of State v. Bobbie Jo Nadine Ririe.  Essentially, Defendant was charged with traffic charges in a Justice Court.  Before the DUI was filed, Defendant went in and paid

Posted in Uncategorized

Utah DUI 2015 New Potential Laws

The legislature is back in session for the 2015 session.  SB150 is seeking to tweet the DUI Laws in the State of Utah.  The lawmakers are trying to do four things: The bill will prevent a second time offense from

Posted in Utah DUI Laws

Utah DUI Prime for Life Class

If a person is convicted of a DUI or a Driving While Impaired charge, it is statutorily required that the person participate in drug and alcohol treatment by a state certified agency.  The class is called the Prime for Life

Posted in .08 Breath/Blood Alcohol Limit, Consequences of Utah DUI

Utah DUI HB303 “Slightest Degree” is Dropped for Now

After many showed up to the committee meeting to oppose this bill, Rep. Perry put the bill on hold for further study. Here is an interview wherein Rep. Perry tries to clarify that slightest degree is not a not a

Posted in Uncategorized, Utah DUI Laws

2014 Utah DUI Proposed Law Changes–Very Scary

Yesterday, Rep Lee Perry, proposed changes to the current DUI Law.  Right now, there are three ways to violate the Utah DUI Law when it comes to alcohol and drugs.  First, you are over an alcohol level of .08 at

Posted in Utah DUI Laws

What happens if I get a DUI in Utah, but my license is from out of State?

If you get a DUI from another state, and have a Utah Drivers License, Utah will suspend your license as if the DUI conviction occurred in Utah.  Many states have similar laws.  My friend, Evan Levow, from New Jersery, compiled

Posted in Driver's License

I was arrested for DUI in Utah, but the Cops never read me the Miranda rights!

The Constitution should apply to all equally.  A person accused of murder has the exact same rights as someone accused of writing a bad check.  This is the way it is supposed to work, but in the real world, it

Posted in Consequences of Utah DUI

Salt Lake City DUI Attorney

As the New Year approaches for 2014, troopers, sheriffs, unified police, and local city police will be saturating the state in an effort to arrest people for DUI.  There is always a big concentration in Salt Lake City.  As an

Posted in Saturation Patrols and Checkpoints

Utah DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, Second Edition

The Second Edition of Utah DUI Defense:  The Law and Practice has just come out.  The first edition was released in 2011.    The second edition has been updated with the latest case law, statutes, and strategies in defending DUI’s

Posted in Lawyer Resources, Utah DUI Laws