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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...

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....

Charged with Marijuana Possession in Utah

Utah is in an exciting place. We are a generally conservative state, with a strong religious presence. Like Colorado, California, and Nevada, our surrounding neighbors seem to have a different way of life. All three of these states have enormously changed their marijuana laws, allowing for recreational use. Marijuana is a Schedule 1 controlled substance and is illegal to possess, baring a legitimate...

What is considered reckless driving?

December has already brought Northern Utah a few intense snowstorms. As is unfortunately typical, we saw a massive increase in traffic accidents during the first storm. On December 2, 2018, Utah Highway Patrol reported over 200 collisions in Utah, 70 of which occurred on I-15 alone. We wanted to write a brief article for a few reasons—the first to put forth a friendly reminder that we all need to slow...

If I get a DUI in Utah do I lose my license?

The short answer is yes; in almost every case, if you receive a DUI charge in Utah, you will lose your license. Nearly every state in the Nation participates in what is called the administrative license suspension laws. Under these laws, there are two ways that you can have your license confiscated and suspended. By refusing to take a blood alcohol content test. By submitting to the blood alcohol...

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