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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

What Are The Utah Laws Regarding Marijuana?

The legality of marijuana is something that seems to be making the headlines almost constantly these days. One of Utah’s neighboring states has legalized the drug on a state level; however, marijuana remains illegal on the federal level. Utah isn’t one of the states that decriminalized marijuana, so having any amount of it in the […] Read more

Police Misconduct Might Affect Criminal Defense Options

With all of the news stories that have been covered on the news regarding police misconduct, some people might be wondering exactly what constitutes actual police misconduct. It might surprise some people to learn that police officers have considerable leeway when trying to decide how to react to situations. One of the laws that people […] Read more

Can Juvenile Records Be Expunged?

When a young person goes through the juvenile justice system, there is often a question about whether the file can be expunged. Many parents want to know the answer to this question because of the effects that a juvenile justice record can have on the child’s future. What does expungement do? An expungement seals the […] Read more

Teen Faces Murder Charge, Possible Juvenile Waiver In Progress

The recent case of a 15-year-old boy who is accused of killing a 12-year-old girl has shaken many of the residents of Salt Lake County. It is alleged that the teen boy lured the girl out of her home with a story about a missing cat. It is alleged that around midnight, the boy knocked […] Read more

Compassionate Help, Aggressive Defense In Criminal Defense Cases

Last week, we discussed some of the important information that people should know about the Fourth Amendment and how it pertains to warrants. That isn’t the only amendment that pertains to criminal justice cases. The Sixth Amendment is another amendment that gives people facing criminal charges specific rights. We know that learning you are facing […] Read more

What Does The Fourth Amendment Say About Warrants?

We have covered a variety of criminal justice matters on this blog. One question that many of readers might have pertains to the Fourth Amendment rights of people who are facing criminal charges or are being investigated for criminal charges. Understanding some of the basics of the Fourth Amendment can help you just in case […] 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

Statutory Rape Elements Vary From Other Sex-Related Charges

Last week, we discussed kidnapping and how that crime is sometimes linked to other crimes. In some cases, kidnapping might occur in conjunction with a statutory rape case. Statutory rape occurs when a person has sexual intercourse with a person who is under the legal age of consent. Statutory rape charges vary from rape charges […] Read more