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Articles and Blog Posts From May 2015

Plea Bargain Results In Downgraded Charge For Man

As we discussed last week, the vast majority of criminal cases are resolved through the plea bargain process. Plea bargains have a variety of positives for both the prosecution and the defense. A recent story from here in Utah involving a former chiropractor sheds light on how this process can help defendants. The man in this case was charged with forcible sexual assault. The man agreed to plead… Read more

What Are Some Positive Points To Plea Bargaining?

Some defendants who are facing charges, including drug charges, might find out that they are being offered a plea deal. There are several points that defendants might appreciate when it comes to the plea bargaining process. Understanding these positive points might help you decide if you want to consider the plea bargain. Can a plea bargain help me resolve my case faster? Generally, a case… Read more

Does A Felony Conviction Bar Me From Getting A Passport?

In the prior blog post, we discussed some of the consequences of a felony conviction. One of the consequences you might not think about is how a felony conviction can affect your right to travel. You might realize that your travel might be limited if you are on probation or parole; however, even after that you might find travel difficult because a criminal history can affect your right to get a passport… Read more

Possible Consequences Of A Felony Conviction

Being convicted of a felony means that you might lose some of the privileges you have as a citizen of the United States. The consequences of a felony are so serious that fighting against the charged placed against you is worth considering. The penalties for being convicted of a felony often depend on the prison sentence or possible imprisonment term. For example, if you are convicted of a crime… Read more