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What Are “Enhanceable Offenses” in Utah?

If you are facing criminal charges, you may be given a code citation and the level of crime that you are charged with. Some crimes are clearly labeled as “felonies” or “misdemeanors,” and they have a set range of penalties. For other crimes, there are details and...

What is the Difference Between Being Indicted and Convicted in Utah?

The criminal justice process is a complex system of rules and procedures designed to determine truth. Evidence is presented to and considered by a jury or judge, and a defendant is found guilty or not guilty of an alleged crime. Certain aspects of the criminal justice...

Utah Open Gun Carry Laws Explained – 2021

The right of citizens to own and carry guns and firearms has become an intensely debated topic in recent years. With gun violence an ever-growing problem, many states have imposed stricter gun control regulations. However, other states, including Utah, remain...

How is Alimony Calculated in Utah?

Divorce can be an unhappy time for many people. People marry with the intent of staying with one person forever. Unfortunately, not all marriages end in happily ever after. In the event of a divorce, the issue of property and finances will ultimately arise. Divorce...

Restraining Order vs. Protective Order in Utah

Most people have probably heard of restraining and protective orders. However, what many people do not realize is that these two orders are not the same thing. Although the names are sometimes used interchangeably, and the orders themselves can sometimes have similar...

How is Bail Determined in Criminal Cases in Utah?

The issue of bail will come up for nearly every criminal defendant. When a person is arrested and charged with a crime, they will be held in jail until their trial unless they are released on bail. Bail, sometimes referred to as pre-trial release, has historically...