Utah DUI Arrests Decline in 2009-2010
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Last year, Utah lawmakers finally changed the archaic law in Utah which required bars to operate as private clubs with membership fees of at least $4 for a week membership and $12 for a yearly membership. Many people in Utah were concerned that last year’s changes in the alcohol laws would lead to an increase in alcohol related crimes, especially DUIs. However, as recently reported by a local Salt Lake City news organization, the exact opposite is true. Last year, the number of DUI arrests in Utah dreased.Utah DUI
This is good news for the state of Utah because it clearly demonstrates that Utah’s backward alcohol laws are not directly related to the community’s safety. Utah still has a long way to go in overturning alcohol laws that do little more than hinder business and tourism. However, last year’s changes have proven to be a great step in the right direction. There many individuals who believe that some of Utah’s unique alcohol laws actually result in more DUIs.
Arrested for DUI After Leaving a Bar?
At Salcido Law Firm, our Utah DUI Lawyers represent individuals throughout the state of Utah who have been accused alcohol related crimes such as DUI. In some cases we have seen officers purposefully pull over vehicle because they watched the driver just leave a bar. You have rights. Officers must have a reason to pull you over. Simply because you left a bar and got in your car does not mean that you are guilty of a DUI. You do not have to be a victim of police misconduct. Salcido Law Firm works hard to keep law enforcement honest in their duties to the public.
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Have you or someone you know been charged with a DUI? Don’t delay in getting competent legal advice. While there has been decrease in Utah DUI arrests over the past year, there are still many individuals who are being targeted for DUI pullovers in Utah. At Salcido Law Firm, our skilled team of Utah DUI Attorneys can help you face your DUI charges with confidence. Get the peace of mind you need now. Call us at 801.618.1334.