Recently Utah law enforcement has been cracking down on the use of spice. In fact, Utah County has outlawed its use. For those of you who do not know, spice is a substance which contains a mixture of cannabis properties and herbal mixtures which when smoked produces a high similar to marijuana.
Utah law enforcement has been giving citations to spice users in counties that have not banned the new drug, which raises concerns of due process. It is likely only a matter of time before the Utah state legislature gets involved with the spice issue and our prediction is that the Utah state legislature will ban its use completely, making it another illegal drug and another reason for Utah courts to put people in jail.
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With increasing citations for spice and the soon-to-be permanent ban of spice sales, possession, and use it is sure to become another black market drug which will associate it with crime. Given the likelihood that spice will become an illegal drug and that many law enforcement agencies have already started to arrest people and cite people for its use, the criminal defense attorneys at Salcido Law Firm PLLC has taken the lead in defending individuals against charges for spice use and possession. This includes defense against spice DUI which are becoming more common, especially in the east Salt Lake Valley region.
Spice charges treated similarly to other drug charges but there are defenses avaible in spice cases that are not available in other drug cases simply because of the lack of legal authority surrounding such charges. It is important that you consult with a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the issues surrounding spice before going to court.