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What You Can and Can’t Do on Probation in Utah

Probation is a sentencing option in many Utah criminal cases. People on probation do not necessarily have to spend any time in jail or prison, but they must abide by strict rules and conditions. Many probation sentences come with the same standard terms that apply in...

What Crimes Do You Get Probation for in Utah?

Probation is a common punishment for many criminal defendants, particularly those convicted of non-violent misdemeanors. Although it does not necessarily apply to every conviction, probation could be imposed in various cases. It is difficult to provide an exhaustive...

Do Utah Bench Warrants Apply Across State Lines?

A bench warrant may be issued in Utah if you miss a court date or violate the terms of a court order. Although bench warrants are not issued for serious criminal offenses, you can still be arrested, even if you leave the state. Bench warrants are not bound by the...

What Can You Legally Carry for Self-Defense in Utah?

We live in a crazy, unpredictable world, and the issue of self-defense is on everyone’s minds. Utah does not prohibit any specific weapons or firearms, but you should be aware of some restrictions. Utah has very relaxed laws surrounding the possession and use of...

How Many Times Can You Fail an Interlock Test in Utah?

Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) may be installed in vehicles after drivers are convicted of DUIs. The devices prevent the car from starting if alcohol is detected on the driver’s breath. Many drivers wonder if there are legal penalties for failing an interlock test....

What Are Sex Offenders Not Allowed to Do in Utah?

Being convicted of any criminal offense can be a life-altering experience, and not for the better. Being convicted of a sex crime may be especially tough because defendants must register as sex offenders. There are many restrictions on what registered sex offenders...