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Traffic Stop Turns into Half-Million Dollar Seizure

Media Credit: 9, 2018 The Utah Supreme Court is in the process of deciding whether or not the civil asset forfeiture law rightfully allowed the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) to seize a half-million dollars on what was a routine traffic stop. Kyle Savely was pulled over in Summit County in 2016 for following a vehicle too closely. It was then that the UHP proceeded to have a drug dog… Read more

KSL News Reports New Trial Granted for Orem Man Convicted of 2012 Murder

Media Credit: 15, 2016 Judge Samuel McVey ordered a new trial in the case of Orem man, Conrad Truman, convicted of murdering his wife, Heidy Truman, in 2012.  Heidy Truman was found in the couple's Utah home with a single gunshot to the head on September 30, 2012. Truman was sentenced to 15 years to life in 2015. Conrad Truman, represented by attorneys Anne Marie Taliaferro and Mark… Read more

Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat’s Motion for a New Trial Granted for Utah Man Convicted of Murdering his Wife

Media Credit: Fox 13 News Salt Lake City On August 3, 2016, Judge Samuel McVey ordered a new trial for Orem man, Conrad Truman. In February 2015 Truman was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison for shooting and killing his wife, Heidy Truman. Attorneys for Truman, Mark R. Moffat and Ann Marie Taliaferro of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP, motioned for a new trial in 2015 based on new evidence that… Read more

Indictment of Two Utah Men in Assault of Gay Men Calls for Tougher Hate Crime Legislation

In a recent interview, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill called Utah’s hate crime legislation “toothless”. According to Utah law enforcement 1, 279 hate crimes have been reported since 1996; however, there has not been a successful prosecution. D.A. Gill attributes the lack of successful prosecution to Utah not having a “workable” hate crime statute. A hate crime is defined as a criminal… Read more

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