22 May 2020
The Gang Enhancement Can Apply to Even Non-Gang Members In an effort to stymie the increase in gang related crimes the Utah Legislature added an additional penalty [...]Read more What is the Gang Enhancement in Utah Criminal Cases?
5 Feb 2020
Cohabitant Now Includes Sexual Partners Historically in Utah a person could be charged with domestic violence only if the alleged domestic violence victim was the [...]Read more Who Can Be A Domestic Violence Victim in Utah?
30 Jan 2020
A Computer Owner May Give His Consent to a Third Party The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees “[t]he right of the people to be secure in [...]Read more Can Someone You Live With Give Your Computer to the Police?
11 Oct 2019
What is a Rape Shield Law? A rape shield law is a rule of evidence that prohibits criminal defense attorneys from introducing evidence of prior sexual activity [...]Read more Rape Shield in Utah – what it is, prohibits, and permits
15 Aug 2019
A lesser included offense is a term used in criminal law for a crime that’s contained within a more serious crime. You can’t commit the primary or greater offense [...]Read more What is a Lesser Included Offense in a Utah Jury Trial?
24 May 2019
What does Sole Custody Look Like in Utah? The term “sole custody” can be confusing. A lot of people think it means that the person with sole custody – the [...]Read more Does Sole Custody Really Mean “Sole” Custody?
9 Apr 2019
Domestic violence is one of the more common criminal charges brought in the State of Utah and one of the primary defense against such charges is the spousal [...]Read more How Does the Spousal Privilege Apply in a Utah Domestic Violence Case?
28 Mar 2019
Marriage and Divorce Statistics Go Hand in Hand Where there’s marriage, there’s divorce. Let’s look at some marriage statistics in the U.S. and how [...]Read more How does Utah’s Divorce Statistics Compare to the Rest of the Country?
17 Mar 2019
The Utah Sentencing Matrix The following guide explains vital information on Utah’s criminal sentencing matrix, including prison and prison terms for felonies and [...]Read more How to Make Sense of the Sentencing Matrix in Utah
9 Mar 2019
A Registry for Non-Violent Fraud-Related White Collar Crimes The White Collar Crime Offender Registry of Utah was established in 2015 to expose individuals convicted [...]Read more What is the White Collar Crime Offender Registry in Utah?