Debunking the Most Common Myths About “Beating the Breathalyzer”

There are more urban myths surrounding the breathalyzer than any other law enforcement tool. Perhaps your best friend swears she was able to trick the machine by sucking on a penny, or you overheard your coworker boasting how breath spray saved him from a DUI charge. Does it sound too good, too easy, to be true? That’s because it is. Here are some of the more common myths about the breathalyzer, and why they are Read More

What to Expect If You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Utah

When you get your Utah driver’s license, you may not be aware that you are also automatically consenting to a breathalyzer or blood test if the police suspect that you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. After the officer reads them the Implied Consent warning, which explains the consequences they could face for refusing to take a chemical test, people are surprised by the substantial penalties that Read More

What to Expect from a Post-DUI Arrest Driver’s License Hearing

DUI cases in Utah are actually a two-part process that consists of the criminal hearings / trial and the ‘civil’ hearing before the Utah Dept of Public Safety - Driver’s License Division. The latter occurs because Utah law mandates the automatic suspension of your driver’s license when you are arrested for DUI or refuse to submit to chemical testing under the state Implied Consent statute. In most cases the Read More

Utah DUI Law: 4 Effective Defenses

Being arrested for DUI has serious implications in Utah. You could lose your driving privileges, which affects your ability to maintain employment. If convicted, your auto insurance rates will go up and, depending on the number of prior DUI convictions on your record, you could be facing a mandatory period of incarceration. If you are charged with DUI, you have four effective defense options available, any one of Read More

Charged with a DUI? Take These Steps Immediately!

If you have been charged with DUI in Utah, you're probably wondering what your next steps should be and what your options are in dealing with the charge. You likely provided a breath, urine, or blood test, but if you didn’t, you have extra cause for concern. Utah has an implied consent law, which means that if you refuse to take a sobriety test, you can be fined and have an automatic license suspension of 18 months Read More

Utah DUI Law: The Baker Time Period

Hire a 5 star DUI attorney (AVVO rated) in the Salt Lake City area. We have the experience you need for your DUI / DWI case. Below is some explanation on the police officers having to observe you before taking a breath test. This is also known as the “Baker” time period. If you have been charged with a DUI in Utah, call today for a free consultation at (801) 475-0123. Before intoxilyzer breath test evidence may be Read More

How a DUI Charge Can Impact the Rest of Your Life

Most people are well aware that a DUI conviction is going to cause them a lot of problems, including financial costs, community service, and possibly jail time. What many people fail to realize, however, is that being found guilty of a DUI can also have a significant on the rest of their lives. Long after the fines have been paid, those with a DUI on their record may struggle with the following issues: Getting (or Read More

Aggravating Factors in Utah DUIs

You’re on your way home from a friend’s birthday party, and all of a sudden you see flashing lights behind you. You might have only had a few drinks, but your BAC is just a little too high and you end up getting a DUI. While this is certainly not an ideal situation, it actually could be much worse. In the state of Utah, a typical DUI can turn into what’s known as an aggravated DUI if there are certain elements at Read More

DUI Plea Bargains: Understanding the “Wet Reckless”

If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) you need to make sure you are aware of all your options. Having a DUI on your driving record can cause a lot of problems including higher insurance rates, the inability to work in certain professions, and the potential of jail time. In some situations, you may be able to get a plea bargain, which is essentially just agreeing to plead guilty but with the Read More

Jason Kidd DWI | News

Jason Kidd will not have to report to his next court date concerning his recent DUI charge. He was scheduled to appear in court his week but he is coaching the Brooklyn Nets in Florida for the summer league. Jason plead not guilty to the DWI charge after he crashed his SUV into a telephone pole. It is common to plead not guilty at the beginning of the legal proceedings involving any criminal offense. Jason Kidd, a Read More