Practical Law Blog

30
Apr

What You Should Know About Distracted Driving in Utah

Distracted driving has gotten a lot of media attention recently because of fatalities resulting from people texting or talking on their phones while driving. State laws vary when it comes to distracted driving; in some states you cannot be ticketed for it without also committing some other offense, while in others it is a primary […]

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28
Apr

Steps to Take After Being Arrested for a DUI in Utah

Being arrested for DUI can be a scary experience, especially if you are generally a law-abiding citizen who has never been in legal trouble before. In Utah DUI cases, you are facing potential jail time and other serious legal consequences, as well as humiliation or embarrassment. Don’t panic, though—there is plenty you can do to […]

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26
Apr

Driving in Utah: What to Do When You’re Pulled Over

Police officers in Utah have the right to pull drivers over who they think are driving erratically or who they observe breaking traffic laws. However, police don’t have the right to demand answers to questions after pulling a driver over. As with any other police matter, drivers have the right to refuse to answer questions […]

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24
Apr

Dealing with a Driver’s License Suspension in Utah

If you are arrested for DUI or commit other serious traffic violations, such as engaging in reckless driving, your driver’s license may be suspended. If your license is suspended, you cannot legally drive until it is reinstated. In Utah, there are serious penalties for driving on a suspended license, especially if you get a DUI […]

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22
Nov

Save Utah Expungements

This coming year, the Utah legislature may revise Utah’s expungement laws for the worse. The proposed changes in expungement law severely limit people’s ability to expunge convictions. I urge you to write or call your Utah representatives and tell them to kill this bill. Proposed as the “Utah Expungement Act,” the bill’s stated goal is […]

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