5 Ways To Get a Criminal Case Dismissed

If you've been arrested and charged with a crime, your first priority should be finding a good criminal defense attorney. Utah has some of the best criminal defense lawyers in the country, and your lawyer will be your best chance at getting the charges against you dismissed. There are several ways to get a criminal case dismissed, and your lawyer will know which ones are most likely to work in your case....

What to Do if You’re a Victim of False Allegations

False allegations can have a devastating effect on your life. Here are some legal actions you can take to protect yourself: 1. File a police report. If you have been falsely accused of a crime, the first step is to file a police report. This will document the accusation and provide a record of the incident. It will also help you build a case against the accuser. 2. Hire an attorney. Once you...

Signs of Domestic Abuse

Signs of Domestic Abuse Sadly, domestic violence and abuse happen a lot more often than you'd think. In the United States, over 20 people are physically abused by their intimate partner every minute. That's excluding emotional and sexual abuse. About 10 million people are victims of domestic violence, not counting the many incidents that go unreported. It is difficult to break from the oppression and see...

Common Types of Cybercrimes

Common Types of Cybercrimes Technology is rapidly advancing and as our society is becoming more integrated with the internet, the rate of cybercrimes is increasing dramatically. To stay protected as much as possible, below are some of the most common types of cybercrimes.  Fraud Online scams are a newer type of fraud, but we have all experienced them at some point. You anonymously receive an email or...

Can Felony Charges Be Dropped?

If you end up being charged with a felony, you will face serious consequences if convicted. These consequences can include a fine, prison time, and any other sanctions allowed by state or federal law. But, there is no guarantee that you'll actually be convicted of these charges that the government believes you have committed. There Is Always a Chance If there is not enough evidence to obtain a...

Your Rights Behind Bars

Incarcerated inmates are often treated like second-class citizens in the United States of America. If an individual is convicted of a crime, they will need to pay with time served in a correctional facility. Sadly, this mentality leads to inmates being violated of their rights, and even though they are inmates, they have certain guaranteed rights under the law. Everyone should be aware of these rights, as...

The Way of the Future: Digital Driver’s Licenses

The State of Utah began requiring driver’s licenses in 1933.  Since that time, the look of driver’s licenses has changed been added to, and improved upon.  However, there have not been significant innovations to a driver’s license.  As of 2022 that is about to change as by using an app created by the GET Group, citizens of Utah can share or show their driver’s license digitally from their...

Status of Courts with the Lifting of Covid Restrictions

Nearly everyone I know is so grateful Covid-19 restrictions are starting to lift.  I know I am certainly ready for life to get back to some semblance of normal.  I personally, am a people person and enjoy social activities and interactions.  Now that COVID-19 restrictions are being removed, how does this impact how cases are handled in the courts?  Are hearings in person?  Is the backlog we were...

Laws on Shooting Trespassers

Having your home broken into and robbery are every homeowner's nightmares. It is your right to feel safe and secure in your own home, but the question is, can you use deadly force any time you experience an invasion? If you're not extremely careful, you could be the one to end up needing a criminal defense lawyer. To help you navigate through the complexities of self-defense against trespassers, here's a...

Misdemeanors, Felonies and Infractions

A bad decision could follow you for the rest of your life.  Perhaps your decision left you facing a criminal charge, felony or misdemeanor, or an infraction. Did you know a mark on your record could impact your obtaining employment in the future, child visitation, insurance rates, impact student loans, and background authorizations, including a passport?   Don't let one bad decision escalate and become...

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