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?
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?
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?
29 Aug 2017
How Does a Court Decide if an Alimony Award Should be Modified when A Spouse Retires? In 1975 Ronald and Paula Ann got married. Twenty-four years later they [...]Read more Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retires
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?
12 Jan 2017
Confidential Informant Law A Utah County officer was informed by a confidential informant that M.G. was selling ecstasy and had plans to attend a rave with friends. [...]Read more Disclosing the Identity of a Confidential Informant