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Author Archives: Jerry Salcido
State v. Younge In State v. Younge, a decision handed down by the Utah Supreme Court on November 22, 2013, the court addressed the right to a speedy trial. In that case the defendant was charged with aggravated sexual assault … Continue reading
A lot of people who are engaged in contentious litigation (like most criminal cases) tend to believe that if they can show that a witness is a really bad guy that the judge will discount the witness’s testimony and the … Continue reading
Driving under the influence of validly prescribed drugs is not illegal in Utah, but for whatever reason law enforcement does not always remember that. Utah Law On Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs A lot of people take prescribed … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting situation we ran into recently. A driver was driving down the freeway at or under the speed limit. He kept his hands at ten and two and was looking straight ahead. A highway patrol officer thought that … Continue reading
Florida v. Jardines It appears the US Supreme Court finally got something right when it comes to drug dog searches. This year the supremes decides Florida v. Jardines. In that case Detective Pedraja in Miami received an unverified tip that … Continue reading
In Utah everyone who drives a motor vehicle in the state is deemed to have given his implied consent to be subjected to a chemical test during a DUI investigation. In a Utah DUI a police officer or other law … Continue reading
UtahCARE Advocating Medical Cannibis It’s bound to happen, right? With more states every year seeming to jump on the medical marijuana bandwagon, many believe it is only a matter of time before the was bound to happen. The movement for … Continue reading
Juvenile Sex Crimes Defense in Salt Lake City Adults can’t give porn to kids. If they do, it’s a felony. Giving porn to kids can occur in many different forms: buying magazines, showing them websites, or watching it on cable … Continue reading
Pot Charges in SLC Salt Lake City has a lot of marijuana criminal charges filed each year. In addition to its high population compared to most other cities around the state, it also has three major corridors going through it … Continue reading
The Utah Court of Appeals recently decided State v. Binkerd, 2013 UT App 216 wherein the court addressed whether a defendant could be found guilty of accomplice liability for a general intent crime such as manslaughter. In Binkerd, the defendant was the head … Continue reading