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Can You Go to Jail for a First DUI in Utah?

Many states have a lenient approach when it comes to an offense for driving under the influence, Utah is not one of those states. It is possible to receive jail time for a first DUI offense in Utah. However, depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be...

Can You Appeal a Speeding Ticket in Utah?

Imagine you are having a rushed morning. Between getting the kids ready, dropping them at school, and commuting to work, you just need an extra push to make it on time. Unfortunately, driving over the speed limit could cost you hundreds of dollars in fines, demerit...

Penalties for First Time Weapon Possession in Utah

Utah has various laws that deal with the illegal possession of guns and other dangerous weapons. A weapon possession offense can involve several different circumstances. Some laws address individuals who cannot possess a weapon, and others address the right to carry a...

What is Utah’s Veterans Court?

Veterans Court refers to a “diversionary program” that can help veterans with mental health issues seek treatment to help them from committing further crimes.  Many crimes stem from an individual’s struggles with mental health, especially for...

What is Utah’s Adult Mental Health Court?

One of the biggest problems in the criminal justice system is how to treat mental illness.  In some cases, people only commit crimes because their mental illness makes it difficult to make better decisions, leads to compulsive behavior, or drives them toward...

What Crimes Qualify for Expungement in Utah

“Expungement” is the process of clearing a crime off your record.  This is available in many situations, especially after enough time has passed that your criminal record does not really reflect who you are today.  Expungement is a perfect...
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