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  • DUI License Suspension Hearing in Utah 2012

    For many first-offense DUI clients, the prospect of license suspension is the primary concern. They need to drive to work, take kids to day care, and run errands. Utah has no privilege for limited driving when a license is suspended for DUI, so a win at a DLD hearing is somethi...

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  • Field Sobriety Tests - SFSTS

    Most officers will subject a suspected impaired driver to roadside tests. The common three test battery, known as the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) include: the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (HGN), the Walk and Turn Test, and the One Leg Stand Test. HGN Horizontal G...

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  • What Is A Utah DUI - The Basics of the Offense

    There were over fifteen thousand DUI arrests in Utah during 2010. Roughly two-thirds of those arrests were first-time offenders. With so many citizens facing DUI charges, most lawyers should expect that someone they know will need representation for DUI. Because of the volume of ...

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  • What is an "Alford Plea?"

    Alford plea: an Alford plea is where a defendant pleads guilty to a crime, but under protest that they didn't actually do the conduct. The term comes from a case where the defendant (whose last name was Alford) was charged with murder and facing the death penalty if he was found ...

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  • How to Save Your Drivers License After A Utah DUI Arrest

    The driver's license hearing is a critical part of a DUI defense. First, you have to request the hearing within 10 days of the date of arrest or your license will automatically be suspended. Second, you and your lawyer can use the hearing to convice Driver's License Division to r...

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  • How To Choose DUI Lawyer- How do I know who to hire?

    Choosing a DUI lawyer to protect your driving privilege and your Constitutional rights is a big decision. First, make sure you choose a lawyer who is dedicated to helping you with a thorough DUI investigation and defense. Second, trust your instincts- make sure you comfortable wi...

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  • What are the consequences for DUI in Utah?

    Watch this video for information about some of the consequenses for a first offense DUI in Utah.

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  • Utah DUI Arrest and Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

    Watch this video for information about the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, or SFSTs that are used by police officers in Utah during DUI investigations and arrests.

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  • What do I do after I am arrested for DUI in Utah?

    A brief overview of the first steps to take after a DUI arrest.

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