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September 2016 Archives

Alleged DUI-related crash results in charges for Utah woman

As a Utah woman's SUV came around a tight corner, she lost control and the vehicle slammed into a tree. When the vehicle came to a rest, it was on its side. By the time the investigation at the scene was completed, the driver was accused of being intoxicated and now faces charges that include DUI and automobile homicide.

Can grandparents seek child custody or visitation in Utah?

The current standard that Utah courts are required to follow when it comes to the fate of children in a divorce or separation is what is in the best interests of the children. The basic assumption is that the being with a parent fulfills that standard. However, there are instances where the children would be better off with their grandparents, and the law does allow for these relatives to petition the court for child custody or visitation.

78 drivers could be charged with DUI after Labor Day weekend

Several local law enforcement agencies and the Utah Highway patrol participated in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign over Labor Day weekend. Across the state, 78 people were taken into custody during the campaign. It remains to be seen how many will actually be charged with DUI. 

Avoid these 2 financial mistakes during a Utah divorce

Outside of issues dealing with any children a Utah couple might have, money is often the central issue at the end of a marriage. Each party is struggling to ensure that he or she will not suffer financially after the divorce. Below are two financial mistakes that could derail any other efforts at a secure financial future.

Salt Lake City suburb councilman will not be charged with DUI

On July 19, a councilman in a suburb of Salt Lake City was charged with hit and run (a class C misdemeanor) after he allegedly left the scene of an accident that occurred in a local tavern's parking lot. He has entered a not guilty plea to the charge. The accident is said to have occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m., but police did not make contact with him until around 8:40 p.m. at his home. Therefore, he was not charged with DUI despite witnesses reporting to police that he was impaired.

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