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Women charged with alcohol offense when she did the right thing, Not Drive!

 A woman in Indiana was responsible enough to request a ride from a sober driver after drinking at a party recently, and was arrested for being drunk in a vehicle anyway. The woman was at a friend’s house and drank

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UHP Trooper Lisa Steed Makes Wrongful Arrest

  This case is very disturbing. The trooper arrested a man with a disability claiming he was DUI.   In 2009, Trooper Lisa Steed reports she made 400 DUI arrests, more than any other trooper in the nation.   The

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Should I plead to a Metabolite DUI?

I was discussing a case with a prosecutor today.  He made the offer that my client plead to Driving with a Measurable Amount of a Controlled Substance in his system.  This is basically the same thing as a DUI, except

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Utah DUI Charge or just talking on your cell phone?

The first thing an officer will look at when they are "hunting" for a DUI in Utah is the driving pattern.  I have had numerous cases where the officer describes somewhat of a driving pattern in states my client swerves

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Salt Lake County Attorney refuses to plea Bargain DUIs, even if the Evidence is Lacking

I was told that that Salt Lake County Attorney’s office had a policy of "No deals on DUIs."  I learned first hand that the policy is true, even if the evidence is lacking.  I defended a man accused of three

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Arresting Utah DUIs is “Hunting” for UHP!

A UHP Officer in Davis County, Utah, was given an award for arresting people for DUI last week.  She refers to it as hunting for DUIs.  During this hunt, you have to wonder how many times the officer gets buck

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Utah “DUI Blitz”–Justifying the Expense

If the UHP is getting paid for 75 eight-hour overtime shifts to look for drunken drivers,  don’t you think they better find some to justify the cost and expense.  Think about it, they get all this to look for drunken

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