What is the New Worker Permit Law in Utah?

Utah has taken a controversial step in addressing the illegal immigration issue. With the passage of H.B. 116, the state has provided a path to legal residency to those illegal immigrants either living or working in Utah. Under the provisions of H.B. 116, an undocumented immigrant may apply for a Guest Worker Permit. The individual […]


The Administration of the One-Leg Stand Test

The one-leg-stand test is one in which a suspect is required to stand on one leg while placing the other leg out in front of him or her. The police officer  must give the test in a certain manner for it to be valid.  Thus, if you believe that you were subjected to a test […]


How Can a Criminal Conviction Affect Your Immigration Status?

According to the law, a conviction for crimes, such as fraud, theft, certain drug crimes, rape or assault, can be grounds for deportation. Moreover, for certain crimes, you can be permanently barred from entering the US in the future. Whether you are an undocumented person or a permanent legal resident, a criminal conviction can mean […]


Can My DUI Record Be Expunged?

“Expungement” is a term that can mean different things in different court systems, but in general terms, it refers to the sealing and destruction of arrest and/or conviction information. Normally in the state of Utah, you can begin the process of getting a DUI record expunged by filing the appropriate petition with the district court […]


How Will a Plea Deal Benefit Me?

Plea deals are a process by which you and your Salt Lake City DUI attorney work out a satisfactory resolution of your case with the prosecutor, subject to the court’s approval, without the necessity of a trial. Plea deals typically allow you to plead guilty to a lesser offense, or perhaps to only one or […]


The Initial Evaluation of Your DUI Case

The first order of business for your Salt Lake City DUI defense lawyer is to evaluate all the elements of your case. Strengths and weaknesses will be taken into consideration, after which a defense strategy can be mapped out. The prosecution may plan to use field sobriety test results, the testimony of witnesses at the […]