Utah Failure to Stop Attorney
Facing Failure to Stop charges in Utah? Time is NOT on your side.
If you are under investigation, if law enforcement wants to speak with you, or if you have been charged with a criminal offense, a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your charges. Call Weber Law to discuss your circumstances.
Having guidance through and an understanding of the criminal process will alleviate stress and allow you to focus your attention on improving your life.
Failure to Stop Crimes Defense
In Utah, if you receive a citation for Failure to Stop, also referred to as Failure to Yield, you could be facing penalties that can affect your driver’s license for years. Not only could you receive points on your license, but your license could be suspended. Do not leave this charge up to chance! Let Weber Law help you today!
What is the Statute?
Unless you are being directed by a police officer, if you are approaching a stop sign while driving a motor vehicle you must:
- Stop at a clearly marked stop line;
- Stop before entering a crosswalk on the near side of the intersection if there is not a clearly marked stop line; or
- Stop at a point nearest the intersecting roadway where you can see approaching traffic, if not crosswalk or stop line exist.
After stopping, you must yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on the other side of the roadway and you must always give pedestrians the right of way.
It is important to note that you can be cited for failure to yield or stop if you do not slow down to a reasonable speed for existing conditions when approaching a yield sign. For example if you know it is icy and break too late, you might slide into the intersection, or if you are in a busy part of town and have reason to believe a pedestrian is trying to cross the street, you might not be able to stop in time. It can create a dangerous situation very quickly.
What is the Penalty?
If you are convicted of failure to stop in the state of Utah, it is considered an infraction. Most small traffic citations in Utah are considered infractions. An infraction is a lesser charge then a misdemeanor, but that does not make it any less serious to have on your record. Any blemish on your record can effect things in your life. A failure to yield citation can have an effect on your driving record and your wallet.
An infraction is punishable by a fine of up to $750.00.
Another important thing to note is that a failure to yield citation carries points and can affect your ability to keep your license. Failure to yield citations carry 60 points.
Unless you have a special license, such as a commercial motor vehicle license, and you get three hundred points or more on your Utah driver license, your license could be suspended.
How Can You Fight It?
If you receive a Failure to Yield citation, there are a few ways Weber Law could fight the ticket to keep it off of your driving record, lower the amount of points you have on your record or lower your fine amount. By looking at potential evidence like security camera footage, traffic camera footage, eyewitness accounts, and officer footage from the traffic stop, Weber Law will make sure to look at all details of your case. At Weber Law we are experienced in defending these citations, winning these cases, and getting you back on the road. A courtroom can be an intimidating place, do not face it alone, and do not leave losing your license up to chance, let Weber Law fight for you today. If you or anyone you know has received a Failure to Yield citation in the state of Utah, call Weber Law today for a consultation and to find out how we can help.
- Utah Code § 41-6a-902, Right-of-way — Stop or yield signals — Yield — Collisions at intersections or junctions of roadways — Evidence.
- Utah Code § 76-3-105- Infractions
- Utah Code § 76-3-205- Infraction conviction – fine, forfeiture, and disqualification
- Utah Title R708-3- Driver License Point System Administration
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been charged with a failure to stop crime. We offer a free confidential case evaluation. Serving Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas.
Our Failure to Stop Defense Lawyers Are Here to Help
If you have been charged with a crime, do not hesitate to ask for legal help. At Weber Law Firm, we understand you’re scared and nervous about what is coming next. You may even be angry that you have been falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit. We are here to fight for an acquittal.
A Salt Lake City, Utah Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
Weber Law will aggressively fight for your rights. Contact us today!
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