Lawyer for Utah Traffic Crimes

Utah traffic crimes
Traffic crimes can result in jail time in Utah.

The moment you get behind the wheel of a car on a Utah road you are automatically at the mercy of every law enforcement agency who patrols the streets.  The possible Utah traffic crimes a driver can commit seem endless.  Some of the “crimes” you can commit while driving a motor vehicle can include:

  • Not obeying traffic signals and police officer’s instructions;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Speeding;
  • Passing on the right;
  • Failure to operate within one lane;
  • Having a light out such as a tail light, brake light, headlight, license plate light;
  • Stopping in a crosswalk;
  • Failure to repair a damaged airbag;
  • Expired registration;
  • Driving without a license;
  • Driving without insurance

There are a myriad of other laws that you can break while driving your car and highway patrol trooper, police officers, and deputy sheriffs patrolling city streets, highways, and freeways are pretty clever and crafty in figuring out ways to pull you over.  Most of the time they use a traffic offense as an excuse to try to find out if you have something else going on like using alcohol or drugs. Defending against traffic crimes in Utah also carries with it the difficulty of overcoming the strict liability nature of most of those offenses.

Some Traffic Offenses Are Very Serious

Traffic offenses like speeding 9 mph over the speed limit are not terribly serious and don’t require an attorney’s representation.  Other offenses including anything that is not an infraction can carry with them very serious consequences such as jail time.  We have seen many people who were not represented by an attorney go to jail for offenses like driving without insurance.  It is important to protect yourself if you are facing charges for a traffic crime.

Traffic Crimes Are Real Crimes

Don’t be fooled.  If you are facing misdemeanor charges for a traffic offense call a Utah traffic crimes lawyer at 801.413.1753 and Get Protected!  Defending against traffic crimes in Utah on your own can be daunting. The court system is not fair or impartial when it comes to those trying to represent themselves.  You don’t want to go to court alone. Call Salcido Law Firm to find out more.


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