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Arson Part: 1

Arson is a crime that comes in many different degrees and names. At its most basic level, arson is the act of willfully and intentionally lighting someone else’s (or your own) property or things (perhaps even with a person(s) inside the intended target) on fire, with the desired result being incineration. Using explosives to destroy property also counts as arson, even if fire technically wasn’t the...

Burglary

Although often treated as the same thing as theft and robbery, burglary is in truth neither. Burglary is its offense and doesn’t need to be accompanied by others to be classed as a crime. Burglary, at its base level, is simply the act of illegally entering a dwelling to commit another crime. That other crime could be theft or robbery, but it is not limited to those two; Utah code states that anyone who...

Juvenile Criminal Defense

Under Utah law, a juvenile is someone who is under the age of 21 and has broken or violated the law – whether the law is local, state, or federal – before their eighteenth birthday. Youths under the age of fourteen are not responsible for criminal conduct or the violation of laws. When a juvenile commits a crime, the case is taken and tried before the juvenile court system, and only under...

Robbery

As defined by Utah code, title 76, chapter 6, section 301, robbery occurs when someone “unlawfully and intentionally takes or attempts to take personal property in possession of another from his person, or immediate presence, against his will, through force or fear, and with a purpose or intent to deprive the person permanently or temporarily of the personal property. Or, the person intentionally or...

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