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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...

What if you are caught with another’s prescription drugs?

Medication possession charges commonly lug rigid fines. In Utah, the penalty for medicine's belongings depends on the type and quantity of the medication located on an individual and the people's past criminal background. Potential costs connecting to the property of prescription-only medication in Utah Unlawful ownership of a prescription-only medication Individuals might be convicted of illegal...

What are the marijuana possession charges in Utah?

It may come as no surprise that Utah was one of the first states to outlaw marijuana. The criminalization of this substance happened clear back in 1915. As of this article's writing, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance in Utah. Citizens who favor legalization for either medicinal or recreational use can find themselves in a frustrating place. In many ways, the societal views of...

Domestic Violence and its Consequences

There are countless facets of domestic violence. Many people are aware of the physical nature of these crimes. This includes hitting, biting, slapping, pinching, pushing, and other forms of violent damage towards someone. Typically domestic violence between a cohabitant, family member, or relationship partner. It is usually categorized as a single instance or pattern of abusive behavior. Domestic violence...

Understanding Assault in Utah

Several assault charges can be imposed in Utah. These charges range from a Class B Misdemeanor up to a 3rd Degree Felony. Before we get in too deep about the various assault levels, let’s discuss the difference between assault and battery. Assault vs. Battery in Utah The main difference between these two crimes comes down to a threat instead of an actual violent act. Traditionally someone could be...

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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