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?
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?