Category: Consequences of Utah DUI

  • 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 Class.  This is a 16 hour course taught by agencies throughout Utah.  In fact, many […]

  • 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 doesn’t.  In fact, the Utah Courts and the Utah legislature have continuously found ways to […]

  • 5 Big Lies About DUIs in Utah

    Many people, including judges and attorneys, have the wrong perspective about DUIs in Utah. A lack of knowledge in the area of DUI can have dire consequences to a citizen without realizing it.  The Big Lies are: A DUI is a “simple charge.”  I hear it all the time.  “Should I just go in and […]

  • Appealing your Utah DUI

     Maybe you went out for a nice meal with your spouse and both of you decided to indulge in a glass of wine (or two). When it came time to leave the restaurant, you decided that you were totally fine to drive, despite imbibing alcohol. After all, it was only one glass (or two). There’s no way you […]

  • Get a taser shot for asking for a lawyer in a Utah DUI Stop

      Taser, Should they be used in any old situation?  At first glance, some people are saying the guy should have gotten out of the car.  I’m wondering if this was handled by Trooper Lisa Steed in the best way.  I mean, where is her back up?  Why did this go from him saying I’m […]

  • Salt Lake DUI Arrests have Increased

  • Davis County Utah DUI, “The Scarlet D”

    I received a phone call yesterday from Jesse Fruhwirth, who works for the Standard Examiner newspaper.  I was in the middle of arguing a case before the District Court regarding the illegal search of my client.  "What do you think about the DUI registry in Davis County?", he said.  Did I hear him right?  They […]

  • Utah DUI Restricts Travel to Canada

    There are many hidden consequences of a Utah DUI conviction.  One of those consequences is the inability to enter Canada.  I have had clients, where their case was totally dismissed, and yet they received a lot of grief trying to enter Canada.  According to this web site, you do not even have to be convicted […]