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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...

Is Polygamy a Crime in Utah?

Being charged with polygamy in Utah can be severe. The state does not recognize plural marriages within their laws. People practicing this lifestyle must be aware there can be severe legal consequences if prosecuted. People charged with polygamy could also face...
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