9 Aug 2017
When is a Traffic Stop Prolonged? The Utah Supreme Court addressed whether cops can runs identification checks when conducting a traffic stop. In the case before [...]Read more Does Checking Identification During a Traffic Stop Illegally Prolong the Stop?
5 Apr 2017
Signal for at least two seconds before changing lanes or get arrested. Romeo Lucero Olivarez activated his turn signal on an Interstate 15 exit ramp and in one [...]Read more In Utah, Signal for Two Seconds Before Changing Lanes
23 Feb 2017
Defending Assault Against School Employee Charges This was a case of a junior high school student’s (W.E.M.) appeal for assault against school employee, a class A [...]Read more Assault Against School Employee Charges Require Knowledge
6 Jan 2017
In the matter of C.B.S. v. J.S.D. (In re E.K.S.), 2016 UT 56, Mother gave birth to her daughter (“E.K.S.”) while she was on probation and faced additional [...]Read more Appointment of Counsel in Parental Rights Cases
2 Nov 2016
The Inevitable Discovery Doctrine did not Apply in the Brierley Case Two Layton City police officers investigated a hit-and-run accident by entering a private [...]Read more How does the Inevitable Discovery Doctrine Apply to Warrantless Searches?
25 Oct 2016
Restitution Procedure – Using Pleadings Filed by the Victim’s Attorney In March 2011, Michael brown was charged with several crimes involving sexual [...]Read more The Victim of a Crime Can Request Restitution Through Counsel
10 Oct 2016
Dismissing A Protective Order and the Mota Case Mota v. Mota, 2016 UT App 201 involved an interesting issue regarding dismissing a protective order. In April 2011, [...]Read more Factors Considered in Dismissing A Protective Order
29 Sep 2016
Withholding Evidence Must Prejudice A Defendant in Order to Obtain Post Conviction Relief In Gordon v. State, 2016 UT App 191, the Utah Court of Appeals addressed [...]Read more How Does Withholding Evidence Affect A Post Conviction Petition?