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Carpool Can’ts and Dumb DUIs | Utah DUI Attorney Tip of the Week

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What Doesn’t Work: Counting your fetus as a second person so you can drive in the carpool lane. Dummies, mannequins, and large animals wearing sunglasses also don’t comonkey-in-sunglassesunt.

What Works: Avoid being in your car with your keys if you have been drinking. Surprisingly, many people are arrested for DUI who go to their car just to wait for a friend or to sleep it off! If you are in your car, with your keys, and over the legal limit, you can be found guilty of DUI even if you never started the car or drove anywhere.  If this has happened to you, you can get more information by clicking on this link: Salt Lake City DUI Attorney.

Loose Lips & Ticket Tips | Criminal Defense Attorney Tip of the Week

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What Doesn’t Work: Fearlessly exercising all your rights…especially your right to free speech and your right to bear arms—”Legalize marijuana! Burn all the capitol buildings! My gun is bigger than your gun! Your breath smells like upchuck.”

What Works: Sign your ticket! Some people think if you don’t sign, you can somehow avoid paying, or by signing you are admitting guilt. Your signature is only a promise to take care of the ticket with the court.  If you don’t sign, officers can just take you to jail, and you’ll have to wait hours or days to see a judge before you can get out. And if the officer says in his report that you were being a jerk by not signing the citation, your attorneys job will become much more difficult later on.

A DUI Tip So Important that Even DUI Attorneys Should Use It! | Defense Attorney Tip of the Week

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What Doesn’t Work: Coloring in the 3s on your license plate with permanent marker to make them look like 8s.

What Works: If you are pulled over for a DUI, politely decline to take any field sobriety tests (FSTs). FSTs include the “follow my pen with your eyes” test, the “walk the line” test, and the “one foot stand” test. Even sober people fail FSTs much of the time. You are required to take a breathalyzer or blood test if asked, and you should, but you are not required to take FSTs, so don’t! If you want to learn more about DUI’s, go to our DUI page.

Pants and Pointers | Utah Defense Attorney Tip of the Week

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What Doesn’t Work: Telling the female trooper she looks good in those pants. She doesn’t. Nobody1.-Pants-and-pointers-1 does. They’ve had the same belly-button-high waistband design since 1988. Don’t mention the hat either, it’s a bit of a sore spot.

What Works: When you get the bad end of a meeting with the police, take immediate notes about as many details as you can remember. Officers usually don’t remember the stuff that wins your case, just the stuff that hurts you.