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Is Sentencing fair in Utah DUI cases?

I went to a sentencing hearing today.  My client was found Not Guilty of felony DUI at trial.  He was found guilty of interfering with an arrest.  At sentencing, the state jumps up and down "WE WANT JAIL!"  The  interfering

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Utah DUI Field Sobriety Tricks

A DUI specialist from Lubbock Texas, Stephen Hamilton, wrote this interesting article about Field Sobriety Tricks.  He ended up with a case where the officer admits that that these tests are tricks.  The officer tells the citizen accused that these

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Arrested for Utah DUI!

So you have been arrested for a DUI in Utah.  You are embarrassed, mad, depressed, and wondering what happens next.  This is an overview of the what the process when you are arrested for a DUI in Utah.  Arraignment:  The

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UHP draw blood for Utah DUI Arrests!

I have had several cases in Farmington, Utah, where the officer will draw blood from the arrested person rather than take him or her to get a breath test.  Is this really a good idea?  I mean, police drawing blood

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Posted in .08 Breath/Blood Alcohol Limit

MADD wants punishment for drinking drivers, not just Drunk Drivers!

Here is an interesting article about the prohibition of drinking.  Some points that I find interesting are: The person who started MADD feels that the organization has gotten way out of hand and no longer supports the organization. MADD is

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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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Posted in Impaired/Metabolite DUI

Utah DUI Fatalities are the highest in the Country

Utah had the biggest increase of alcohol-related deaths in 2006 and the UHP doesn’t like that.  The UHP blames it on misleading statistics.  Imagine that, the statistics are misleading.  "But before there is a public outcry, Utah Highway Patrol trooper

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