31 Dec 2020
Who has a Right to Bail in Utah? The Utah Legislature has passed a new statute addressing criminal defendants’ right to bail. One of the most important changes [...]Read more Recent Changes to Utah’s Right to Bail Statute
16 Dec 2020
The Law Regarding Windshield Objects is Very Specific If you are thinking of placing a GPS unit in your car by affixing it to the windshield, think again, as this is [...]Read more Can Utah Police Stop Me For Objects On My Windshield?
9 Oct 2020
Are there Custody Factors A Court Must Consider? Yes. A court is granted the sole authority for determining whether joint physical custody would be in the best [...]Read more What Custody Factors Does A Utah Court Consider?
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?