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Can Marijuana Charges Become a Felony in Utah?

Can Marijuana Charges Become a Felony in Utah?

With the country’s move toward marijuana legalization, more and more states are decriminalizing marijuana possession. While it is still illegal to possess marijuana in Utah, it is usually not a felony. However, possession with the intent to distribute is still a...
When Drug Possession Becomes a Felony in Utah

When Drug Possession Becomes a Felony in Utah

While one might expect that dealing drugs has a higher penalty than possessing them, there are many situations where drug possession can become a serious offense as well. A felony in Utah is any crime that carries a potential prison sentence of over a year. If you...
The Statute of Limitations for Theft in Utah

The Statute of Limitations for Theft in Utah

Some crimes take a while to uncover or bring to light. In some cases, it takes so long to realize that the law does not allow the case to move forward. Each crime has time limits for filing, known as a “statute of limitations.” If this limitations period...
Is Drug Distribution a Felony in Salt Lake City, Utah?

Is Drug Distribution a Felony in Salt Lake City, Utah?

Whether or not drug distribution is a felony in Salt Lake City, Utah depends on the sort of drug involved and whether or not the convicted distributor is a repeat offender. Both state and federal law determine this. Federal law separates controlled substances into...
Can You Go to Jail for Having a Fake ID in Utah?

Can You Go to Jail for Having a Fake ID in Utah?

Fake IDs are common on many college campuses throughout the country. What most people may not realize is that Utah’s fake ID laws are extremely serious, and you can actually face very harsh punishments for having or using a fake ID. If you or your child was...
What is the Difference Between Simple and Aggravated Assault in Utah?

What is the Difference Between Simple and Aggravated Assault in Utah?

Many crimes come in multiple forms depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime. In some cases, the penalties and severity of the crime changed based on specific actions, use of a weapon, or certain features of the victim. When different degrees of crime are...
Can You Go to Jail for a Second DUI in Utah?

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

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime that many people commit. For thousands of people, DUI may be the only crime they ever commit. For others, DUI is one of many entries on their criminal record. In Utah, about 42% of DUI offenders are repeat offenders,...
What are the Penalties for Rape in Utah?

What are the Penalties for Rape in Utah?

Rape is an extremely serious offense in every state. Utah’s laws are very traditional regarding sex crimes and other “taboo” subjects, and so there are very strict penalties for these crimes. If you have been charged with rape, or think you may be...
Do DUI Charges Stay on your Record in Utah?

Do DUI Charges Stay on your Record in Utah?

Being convicted of driving under the influence anywhere in the United States has costs that extend far beyond court fines and attorney fees. In all fifty states and Washington D.C., a first offense DUI illegal. This may seem like a trivial infraction to some people,...
Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Utah?

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Utah?

One of the most hated parts of DUI enforcement has to be the “DUI Checkpoint.” Whether you call it a DUI checkpoint, a roadblock, or a sobriety checkpoint, drivers – sober and intoxicated alike – generally hate these systems. For those who have...