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Can a Man Marry Two Wives Legally in Utah?

The widespread exposure of the reality show “Sister Wives” brought to the fore the complicated constitutional issues surrounding polygamy. The dilemmas the sister wives faced since only one marriage is legally recognized presented complications at many...

Can You Move Out of the State of Utah While on Probation or Parole?

The short answer to this question is that it depends on your unique circumstances. In most cases, it is not possible to move out of Utah while on parole or probation. If you wish to move to another state, you must submit your request to your parole or probation...

How Do Search Warrants Work in Utah?

Search warrants serve as a constitutional guarantee against abusive and unethical police practices in conducting criminal investigations—specifically, with respect to searches and seizures. Search warrants are usually necessary when police officers need access...

When Can Governments Obtain a Search Warrant in Utah?

A warrant is an official order regarding a judge’s authorization for access to parts of an investigation involving someone’s private property. For example, the warrant authorizes or denies officials entrance to a home or to search someone’s car. The...

Does a Plea in Abeyance Show Up on a Background Check in Utah?

A plea in abeyance may appear in your criminal record depending on multiple factors. The general rule is that the charges will appear in the criminal history. However, if expungement of the charges is obtained, the charges and the corresponding plea of abeyance will...