What to Say (and Not to Say) When Pulled Over

What to Say (and Not to Say) When Pulled Over Keep It Simple. Don’t lie. Keep your answers short and simple. The officer will ask “Do you know why I stopped you?” The correct answer is “No.” Don’t try to argue or make your case to the officer. Your best strategy is to practice “active listening” without saying anything substantive,… Read More

Understanding Your Miranda Rights

Understanding Your Miranda Rights: A Guide by a Utah Criminal Defense Attorney In the field of criminal defense, one of the most crucial elements for anyone arrested or detained in Utah, or anywhere in the United States, is understanding your Miranda Rights. On TV, every time someone is arrested the police automatically start reading the suspect their Miranda rights. In… Read More

Your Rights and How to Respond When Stopped by the Police: A Defense Attorney’s Perspective

Your Rights and How to Respond When Stopped by the Police: A Defense Attorney’s Perspective Being stopped by the police can be an intimidating and stressful experience, even if you believe you’ve done nothing wrong. As a defense attorney, I understand that knowing how to respond in such situations is crucial to protecting your rights and ensuring a fair encounter… Read More

Know Your Rights

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS If you are pulled over on suspicion of a traffic offense — including speeding, reckless driving or driving under the influence — it’s important to understand your rights. With that knowledge, you can determine in the moment if you safely can assert your rights or if you should obey an officer’s commands and work with an attorney… Read More


PERSONAL INJURY COMES IN MANY FORMS Your accident is only the beginning. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can happen to anyone. Accident victims quickly learn how expensive it can be. Kelly Cardon & Associates have been helping accident victims for over 35 years. If you find yourself battling an insurance company following an accident, call Kelly… Read More

St. Patrick’s Day & Drinking

We’re approaching St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that, in terms of alcohol consumption, has certainly strayed from its heritage. Depending on whose survey you believe, St. Patrick’s Day is either the second- or fourth-biggest drinking day of the year in America. Quite a claim for a day that was originally celebrated by going to Mass and honoring St. Patrick as… Read More

Alcohol & You

Alcohol and you: Take the Quiz! Test Your Alcohol KnowledgeProvide a true or false answer for each of the 10 questions listed below. When you are finished, check your results to review your results. Top of Form T   F   Alcohol is a central nervous system stimulant. T   F   Alcohol and aspirin taken together raises Blood Alcohol Levels. T   F   Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are… Read More

A New Sanction in Utah: .05 DUI

A New Sanction in Utah: .05 DUI In March 2017, Utah became the first state to enact legislation lowering the legal alcohol limit for driving. The new law, which takes effect this year on December 30, will lower the limit from .08% to .05%. What does this mean to even the most casual drinker?  A glass of wine with dinner at… Read More