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Category Archives: Utah DUI Attorney Blog

How to Fight a DUI Charge in Utah

Hundreds of people every month in Utah are charged with a DUI. Some are charged with a traditional alcohol related DUI others face a drug related DUI charges. For anyone facing these types of charges, understanding a few basic legal principles can help you successfully fight a DUI charge in Utah. The principles discussed below […]

The Jury Selection Process in a Utah Criminal Case

The right to a trial by jury is one of the the oldest recognized by our federal and state constitutions.  This right gives some protection from being at the mercy of a government official, who may have his own biases, prejudices, and even loyalties that are not in the best interests of the defendant who […]

Utah DUI Checkpoints for the Weekend of October 18th – 20th, 2013

Ok folks, here are this weekend’s checkpoints you should be aware of. There will be two major checkpoints happening over the weekend of October 18th through the 20th, 2013. Bountiful The Utah State Parks Service will be conducting an off highway administrative checkpoint scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2013, occurring at Buckland Flat/Ward Canyon Trailhead in […]

Utah Code 41-6a-502

Utah’s DUI statute is below: 41-6a-502.   Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both or with specified or unsafe blood alcohol concentration — Reporting of convictions. (1) A person may not operate or be in actual physical control of a vehicle within this state if the person: (a) has sufficient alcohol in […]

Grand County Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer – Moab

A Grand County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Salcido Law Firm can represent you in any charge you me be facing in Moab and the surrounding areas. Grand County is a beautiful area located in the eastern part of the state that stretches to the Colorado boarder. This location receives thousands of tourists every year. Moab […]

The Season for DUI Arrests

The holiday season is upon us and while it is often a time of joy and merriment it can also be a time of anguish if those who are out partying are not responsible. With Christmas and New Years parties fast approaching the Utah Highway Patrol will often add additional troopers to the freeways to […]

Utah DUI Walk and Turn Test

Field Sobriety Test One of the Utah DUI field sobriety tests (FSTs) given by Utah law enforcement to those suspected of driving under the influence is the walk and turn test.  There are three primary FSTs used in Utah, the walk and turn being one of them.  The other two are the HGN test and […]

Request for a DLD License Hearing

In the case of a DUI or DUI metabolite the accused driver can request a hearing with the Drivers License Division if he or she believes there is not the required reasonable grounds for a charge and if the DLD has not taken any action on his case. A DLD License Hearing gives the accused […]

DUI Prescription Drugs

Prescription Medication Can Impair You Many people are under the impression that you cannot be convicted of a Utah DUI if you are under the influence of a legally prescribed medication.  Unfortunately that is not true.  Just like alcohol, prescription medications are legal substances (so long as you have a prescription).  The problem is that […]

Utah DUI Consequence – Alcohol Restricted Driver

Those who have been convicted of a DUI will become an alcohol restricted driver. This restriction does not permit the alcohol restricted driver to have any amount of alcohol in his/her system at the time of driving a vehicle. Currently the period for alcohol restriction is two years. If an alcohol restricted driver violates the […]