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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...

How a Domestic Violence Lawyer Can Help You

You may be asking yourself, “why do I need a defense attorney for my domestic violence charge?” The answer is multifaceted, just as the laws that determine what exactly constitutes domestic violence. In Utah, these laws are broad and cover a wide range of activities and relationships. It is not always as straight forward as one spouse physically attacking another. The law covers crimes, even...

Is Emotional Abuse A Crime In Utah?

Unfortunately, the answer is not as clear-cut as the question. Although courts, laws, and the legal system itself are doing a better job of acknowledging emotional abuse to prevent it. Emotional abuse is a subset of psychological abuse and can also be referred to as “mental abuse” or even “psychological violence.” It can be roughly defined as subjecting or exposing someone to behavior that can...

Understanding Prostitution and Sexual Solicitation

Almost all adult residents in Utah know that prostitution and sexual solicitation are crimes. Yet many do not understand that different activity that constitutes these crimes, much less, the penalties that can accompany a charge of this nature. It is a criminal activity in Utah to engage in prostitution (having sex for cash, money, goods or gifts), solicitation (making a deal with a prostitute or sex...

Domestic Violence: What If You Are the Abusive Spouse?

Criminal cases like domestic violence in Utah between spouses can be riddled with different versions of what happened. These situations lead to common instances of the defendant, thinking they are innocent of the crime. But what if you have been charged, and may have it wrong? What if you are an abusive spouse? This article is designed not to condemn defendants; after all, you are only guilty when proven...

A Look at Prescription Drug Charges in Utah

Utah has a culture that is unique from other states. From the perspective of outsiders, we live clean, healthy, and overall sober lifestyles. This is perhaps due to more than any other reason for many religious residents who live in Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah County. It is rare to have many such people living together in the United States, sharing a similar ideology. Despite our relatively family-friendly...

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