Court Rulings on Traffic Stops Tied to Vehicle Equipment

An experienced Salt Lake City DUI defense attorney knows that courts often rule in favor of law enforcement officials who pull vehicles over for faulty equipment concerns. Case law addressing equipment stops varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Texas courts have supported detaining drivers who either didn’t have a license plate light or who thought it […]


Can I Get Married to My Fiancee Who is Here Illegally?

Marriage is considered a fundamental right under the United States Constitution. As such, there are few restrictions on whom you may marry, other than laws that prevent you from marrying someone when you are in an existing marriage or marrying someone who is underage, the same gender as you, or a close relative. However, the […]


The Effects of Refusing to Take a Breathalyzer Test

Unfortunately, the majority of people who are stopped by the police have no clue as to their legal rights. They have no idea whether or not they can refuse to take a portable breath test (PBT), refuse to take a roadside field sobriety test, or refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test after they have […]


How Will Immigration Law Change in Utah?

Utah, with the passage of law H.B. 116 in March 2011, has proposed a fundamental change in its immigration laws. However, the law is very controversial and may not have an actual impact unless approved by the federal government. The changes in the laws reflect a document known as the “Utah Compact.” Essentially, this calls […]