Utah DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys

Pietryga Law Office

1547 Bryan Ave.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

Phone(801) 505-1586

Law Firm Overview

Donít let a DUI or Criminal conviction affect your future. Russ Pietryga has a long history of successful DUI and Criminal Defense in Utah, and is the defense attorney trusted by judges, prosecutors and police officers when they are in trouble.


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Articles Published by Pietryga Law Office

 Pleading to Impaired Driving in Utah

After a DUI arrest in Utah, you may be able to enter a plea to the reduced charge of impaired driving, but only under the circumstances described here. In Utah, impaired driving is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail[1] and a fine of up to $1000.00.[2] For many reasons that we will discuss below, impaired driving pleas are offered as a lesser, reduced charge (compared to a DUI.)

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 DUI Roadblocks

Utah has laws that define what a lawful DUI Checkpoint or Roadblock is, and when a DUI checkpoint exceeds the legal boundaries defined in the Utah Constitution. How to determine the legality of a DUI Checkpoint or Roadblock. The Utah and Federal Constitutions take the position that in the absence of reasonable suspicion, drivers have the right to be left alone.

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