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Understanding internet and computer cyber crimes

Computers, tablets, and smartphones have become such a substantial part of our lives that it is hard to spend a day without interacting with these devices in one way or another. Internet and cybercrimes have been on the rise since the early 2000s when having a home computer hooked up to the internet was typical for more people. In this article, we want to address several cyber-crimes that have become more...

The Different Levels of Sexual Offenders in Utah

If you are convicted of any sex offenses in Utah, you will be required to register as a sex offender. The restrictions that apply to you depend on your level of offense risk. To determine which level you will be assigned to, an agency administers an assessment. Said assessment is used to evaluate your risk across 19 areas; with the score provided, you will be assigned a sex offender level. Are you facing...

More information about misdemeanor crimes in Utah

It's just a misdemeanor, do I need an attorney? For some people, hiring a defense attorney is a cost-benefit analysis. The central dilemma is to decide whether or not the cost of hiring a lawyer is worth it. This is especially the case when someone is charged with a misdemeanor crime. Let's take a look at what can happen as a result of a misdemeanor conviction. Understanding misdemeanor charges in Utah A...

What is Money Laundering and the Charges

Most individuals do not fully understand what money laundering is.  This includes what sort of actions really constitute money laundering, the charges, and possible legal repercussions.  Most of the time, people associate cash laundering with intricate criminal organizations moving big quantities of money or think of it as something that only happens with money obtained from selling drugs.  In truth,...

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...

What are the most common white collar crimes?

Utah County is an exciting place when you compare it to other Utah areas, let alone the nation. It is not a particularly diverse area; most of its residents are white and belong to the same religious belief system. Interestingly violent crimes are infrequent when you compare them to other metropolitan areas. On the other hand, prescription drug abuse and white-collar crimes are higher than normal levels....

Have you Been Charged with Probation or Parole Violations?

It may be helpful to some to explain the basic difference between probation and parole. Essentially they are the same thing, with the largest difference being when they occur. Probation is usually put in place before and en lieu of jail time. In contrast, parole is time reduced from your jail or prison sentence, typically for good behavior reasons. During these times, you are free to live a normal life...

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