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
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?
2 Jun 2016
Can Children Be Held Liable for Negligence? A person is negligent when he owes another a duty and then breaches that duty. Negligence is the legal theory on which [...]Read more How Young is Too Young to be Liable for Negligence?
28 Jan 2016
Notice Requirements Have Changed for Commissioner Hearings The rules have changed for motion practice before court commissioners, specifically Rule 101 of the Utah [...]Read more New Rules for Motions Before A Court Commissioner
30 Dec 2015
Criminal Pretrial Protective Order and Domestic Violence You may have heard of a civil protective order, which permits an individual who has been the victim of [...]Read more What is a Criminal Pretrial Protective Order?