Public Intoxication

Understanding Utah’s DUI Laws

If you have ever been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, medications, or illicit drugs, known as a "DUI" in Utah, it's something you may not have anticipated. Individuals who have been charged with these crimes face substantial legal obstacles. As with most crimes, the individuals who have been accused usually feel guilt, remorse, and would like to go back in time if it was possible. An...

Intoxication Charges in Utah

The term “public intoxication” is somewhat antiquated. That is because the nature of this charge is not exclusively dependent upon being in a public place. A person can be charged with intoxication in either a public or private residence. In public, an individual can be charged if they are intoxicated enough to pose a risk to themselves or others. In private, the same can happen should the person be in...

Public Intoxication

In addition to the various DUI and DWI charges that are often associated with alcohol, there is also the charge of public intoxication, which seems to be a catch-all for those under the influence of mind-altering drugs, but not behind the wheel of a vehicle. While you cannot be arrested simply for being drunk in public, the charge of public intoxication can sometimes turn into just that. Utah laws and...

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