12 Jul 2016
Prosecutors Must Prove that the Defendant had the Specific Intent Required In the recent Carrera case the Utah Supreme Court addressed what prosecutors must prove [...]Read more Specific Intent to Commit a Crime Must be Proved by the State
30 Jun 2016
Multiple Gun Shots Means Multiple Felony Unlawful Discharge Charges The Utah Supreme Court recently decided State v. Rasabout, 2015 UT 72. Andy Rasabout was a member [...]Read more Unlawful Discharge of Firearm Charged for Each Separate Shot
29 Jun 2016
Police Killing A Dog Can Be Considered a Violation of the Fourth Amendment Kent and Tonya Mayfield brought this action against Deputy Jim Bethards under 42 U.S.C. § [...]Read more Dogs Are Protected Against Unreasonable Search and Seizure
29 Jun 2016
Police Initiated Charges Without Prosecutorial Involvement Does Not Implicate Claim Preclusion In November of 2011, Ririe was pulled over on a police officer’s [...]Read more Does Claim Preclusion Apply When a Prosecutor Is Not Involved?
22 Jun 2016
Does a Gun Owner Have a Duty to not Supply an Intoxicated Person with a Firearm? Neely Creager was at a party one evening where she had a night of heavy drinking and [...]Read more What is the Gun Owner Duty In Relation to Intoxicated Persons?
7 Jun 2016
Getting to an Equitable Division of Debts and Property Issues that need to be resolved in a divorce proceeding may include the division of debt and property. It must [...]Read more What is an Equitable Division of Debts and Property
3 Jun 2016
What does Authenticating Evidence Mean? Evidence can only be admitted in court if it is first authenticated, that is, the party seeking to admit the evidence must [...]Read more Satisfying the Requirement of Authenticating or Identifying an Item of Evidence