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Russell Pietryga

801-505-1586
Russell  Pietryga
Pietryga Law
1547 Bryan Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
utah-drug-possession.com
Phone: 801-505-1586
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Russell Pietryga

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About Russell Pietryga

Russ Pietryga is the managing partner of Pietryga Law.  Pietryga Law and their attorneys specialize in criminal defense and our practice is exclusively criminal defense in Utah.

Biography

Russ Pietryga is the managing partner of Pietryga Law.  Pietryga Law and their attorneys specialize in criminal defense and our practice is exclusively criminal defense in Utah.

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Contact Information

Russell Pietryga -
Pietryga Law
1547 Bryan Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
utah-drug-possession.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 801-505-1586

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense34.00%
Drug Crimes33.00%
Marijuana Defense33.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Utah Member in Good Standing 1999

Work Experience

Position Duration
Attorney-ALA Legal 20121013
Pietryga Law 2006 – present
Attorney-Lokken & Associates 20002006
Attorney-Kelley & Kelley 19982000
Paralegal-Criminal Defense Furgson Law Office 19941995
Paralegal-Criminal Defense Horton & Associates 19921994
UDT/SEAL United States Navy 19861994

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law School Law Juris Doctor-JD 1997
Eastern Michigan University Public Law and Government Bachelor of Science-BS 1995
Survival, Evasion Resistance & Escape Survival/Resistence/Escape Certificate 1990
Naval Special Warfare Center Naval Special Warfare Diving Equip. Main Certificate 1990
U.S. Army Infantry School Airborne Course Dipoma 1989
Mid-South Institute of self-defense shooting Practical pistol/sub-machine gun/shotgun Certificate 1989
Naval Special Warfare Center MK15 Underwater Apparatus Certificate 1988
Naval Special Warfare Center UDT/Seal training Certificate 1988
Naval Special Warfare Center SDV operator/navigator Certificate 1988
Naval Air Tech Training Avionics Technician Certificate 1987

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2012 – present
Attorney Member Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2011 – present
Attorney Member Utah Bar Association 1998 – present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Honorable Discharge U.S. Navy 1994
Letter of Commendation U.S. Navy 1990
Designation as Navy & Marine Corps Parachutist U.S. Navy 1990

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Criminal Defense ALA Legal 2012

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Utah DUI Legal Articles

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Refusal to participate in field sobriety tests may not be introduced as evidence of driving under the influence

Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

In most driving under the influence (DUI) investigations police officer’s request that the person suspected of driving while impaired submit to field sobriety tests. In Utah, like most states, f... [read more]

No Per Se Exception to Warrant Requirement for Blood Tests in DUI Cases

Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Exigent circumstances: emergency situations or conditions which the law recognizes as excusing compliance with some procedural requirement, or recognition of another’s property or other interest... [read more]

The DUI Detection Process

Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2013

The driving under the influence (DUI) detection process begins when a police officer suspects that a DUI violation is occurring and ends when the police officer decides that there is probable cause to... [read more]

Additional Consequences of a DUI in Utah for Drivers Under 21

Posted on Sunday, December 16th, 2012

In Utah, it is unlawful for a person under 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Because of this, a person under 21years of age who is arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) is subject to additi... [read more]

Preliminary Hearing in Utah DUI Cases

Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

In Utah, a person charged with either a class A misdemeanor DUI or a felony DUI is entitled to a preliminary hearing before a magistrate. At the preliminary hearing the State of Utah must present suff... [read more]

Pleading to Impaired Driving in Utah

Posted on Saturday, June 30th, 2012

In Utah, impaired driving is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail[1] and a fine of up to $1000.00.[2] For many reasons that we will discuss below, impaired driving pl... [read more]

Publications and Articles

Actual or Constructive Possession of Drugs in Utah

Published 2013

Publisher: Pietryga Law

Theory of constructive possession.