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Is it Illegal to Breastfeed in Public in Salt Lake City?

Is it Illegal to Breastfeed in Public in Salt Lake City?

There has been debate growing over the last few years about whether it should be legal or not for women to breastfeed in public. Especially in more traditional and reserved places in the US, the thought of a woman nursing in public might bother some passers-by. If you...
What Happens on Your First Probation Violation in Salt Lake City?

What Happens on Your First Probation Violation in Salt Lake City?

If you were sentenced to a term of probation instead of being sent to jail, this is an enormous break. Rather than keeping you in confinement, the government may place certain limitations and requirements on you, but you get to keep most of your freedom. Probation...
The Penalty for Burglary in Utah

The Penalty for Burglary in Utah

Burglary is a serious crime in Utah. Classified as a felony, burglary can be a crime against property or a crime against another person. This distinction helps decide the punishment you will receive. Burglary is often confused with robbery and other theft crimes, but...
Recent Case Highlights the Dangers of Incompetent Appeals

Recent Case Highlights the Dangers of Incompetent Appeals

When you are facing criminal charges or have already been convicted of a crime, you are entitled to a competent attorney throughout your trial and direct appeals process. Even if you can’t afford an attorney, you should still be entitled to a competent attorney...
Do Employer Background Checks Include DUIs in Salt Lake City?

Do Employer Background Checks Include DUIs in Salt Lake City?

When you’re applying for a new job, your criminal background check may be the deciding factor in getting a job offer or not. Every employer looks for different things when reading a background check, and different industries and positions have different standards....
Can a DUI Charge Get Dropped in Utah?

Can a DUI Charge Get Dropped in Utah?

Getting charges dropped or dismissed is one of the primary goals for any criminal defense attorney. The same is true for DUI defense lawyers. A DUI charge is a criminal offense in Utah – one that Utah is taking more and more seriously. If you were charged with DUI in...
Is DUI a Felony in Utah?

Is DUI a Felony in Utah?

DUI is typically a misdemeanor crime in Utah. However, there are also a few scenarios where driving under the influence can lead to felony charges. Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer Darwin Overson explains when intoxicated driving is a felony in Utah, with an...
The Top 10 Safest Cities in Utah

The Top 10 Safest Cities in Utah

Utah is home to nearly 3 million people inhabiting about 250 communities. While no town or city is 100% free of crime, certain communities are safer than others. Utah criminal lawyer Darwin Overson compares recent crime statistics in different communities to see which...