Child Sex Abuse Charges Often Arise In Context Of Divorce

Many men going through a divorce who are involved in a hotly contested custody dispute find themselves facing serious charges of aggravated sex abuse of a child involving their own children.  It is one of the first questions I ask prospective clients in a case involving a child sex offense Children are highly susceptible to suggestion […] Read more

Modifications to the Sex Offender Registration: What You Need to Know

It is imperative that individuals, who have been convicted of a sex offense or another crime that requires him or her to register as a sex offender, properly register with the Utah Sex Offender Registry. Sex offenders also must be aware of any modifications to registration requirements as the requirements can change.  For example, a conviction […] Read more

Polygamy in Utah, Exploitation of Underage Girls or Religious Freedom

In late February of 2017, in Salt Lake City, UT, hundreds of individuals gathered to protest Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s signing of a new law that increases the penalties for polygamists convicted of committing fraud or abuse. The new law is part of a larger ongoing conversation about the criminalization of polygamy in the State. In […] Read more

Child Pornography Charges Require Lifetime Registration In Utah

Child pornography charges–until recently, state possession of child pornography charges, second degree felonies, required the convicted person to register on the sex offender registry for ten years.  The ten years started running when the defendant was no longer on probation or parole. Now, however, the Utah legislature has changed that.  Pleading guilty to a second […] Read more

Protecting Yourself If You’ve Been Charged With An Internet Sex Crime

Far too many innocent individuals are caught in the midst of wide-spread investigations of internet sex crimes, usually the dispersal of child pornography. They can be arrested and charged for crimes they did not commit and had no knowledge were being committed by others. A person can be falsely accused of child pornography and internet […] Read more

Pimping And Pandering Are Illegal In Utah

When it comes to sex-related crimes, some people think about actions that involve having sex with an unwilling person, such as rape. While those types of sex crimes are some of the most common, there is another type of sex crime that a person might face that involves people who are willingly engaging in sexual […] Read more

Sex Offenders In Utah Face Strict Registration Requirements

Sex offenders in Utah have to abide by a variety of laws when they are out in the community. For registered sex offenders, the restrictions include things that can have a great impact on the daily activities of the sex offender. While all registered sex offenders have restrictions, they are often greater for a person […] Read more

People Convicted Of Sex Crimes And The Sex Offender Registry

When you are facing criminal charges for a sex crime, one of your concerns might revolve around having to register as a sex offender. This is a very serious aspect of sex crimes that can have a considerable impact on your life. Having to register as a sex offender is a serious responsibility that can […] Read more

Can A Selfie Lead To A Child Pornography Charge In Utah?

In an age when social media seems to have become one of the available means of communication, photographs as part of a text message, email or social media upload have become common. Selfies, or pictures one takes of himself or herself, have become increasingly popular. Some of those selfies are racy or contain sexually explicit […] Read more

2008 Rape Kit Found, Man Faces Several Sex-Related Charges

Facing criminal charges for sex-related crimes is something that most people try to avoid. For one man, an incident that occurred in 2008 is coming back to haunt his life now after a Code R kit was found in a storage refrigerator at Primary Children’s Hospital. That rape kit was found by a nurse last […] Read more