4 Questions You May Have About Domestic Violence Charges in Utah

In Utah, the Cohabitant Abuse Procedures Act defines the laws around domestic violence. The long list of definitions, enforcement rules, and punishments this law outlines can be a lot to take in. To make things a little easier, we pulled some of the main points and simplified them below. If you have more detailed questions about domestic violence laws in Utah, we encourage you to visit the Utah code website or reach out to one of our experienced defense attorneys.

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Appeals in Utah: Fighting for Your Rights After a Conviction

In some cases, a defendant can be convicted based on a mistake by the court. Even an innocent person may be convicted due to a lack of evidence at the time of trial. In these instances, there is a process to appeal the decision by the court. The experienced lawyers at Brown, Bradshaw, & Moffat have decades of experience bringing justice to individuals through the appeal process.

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8 Things to Know About Utah’s Sex Offender Registry

In Utah, the sex offender registry also includes kidnapping offenders. Utah’s registry is called the Utah Sex Offender & Kidnap Offender Registry.‍The laws surrounding the registry are long and detailed. We have compiled eight common questions about the Utah sex offender registry in Utah and explained the basics of each one.For full details surrounding the laws and the registry, you can visit the Utah Department of Corrections and the Utah State Legislature websites.‍

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Traffic Crimes: How Do I Protect My Rights?

In Utah, most traffic crimes are simple infractions, such as a ticket for speeding or running a stop sign. They aren’t punishable by imprisonment, but they can get expensive (up to $750 in some cases). However, if you have been charged with a more severe traffic crime—driving with a revoked license, drunk driving, or hit and run—you need an experienced lawyer who can help you protect your rights.

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Can You Answer These 4 Questions About Vehicle Burglary in Utah

It may seem simple enough to open a car door that someone forgot to lock and grab the AirPods sitting in the cupholder. However, the consequences for vehicle burglary in Utah can be serious. In fact, as you’ll learn below, a judge could sentence someone to almost a year of jail time for a vehicle burglary charge. Whether you have been charged with a vehicle burglary in Utah or are curious about the vehicle burglary laws, here are four things you should know.

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Juvenile Crimes: How Do I Protect My Child?

As young people grow and experience the world, they may find themselves in trouble with the law. According to the Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services, 26% of minors in Utah will have some kind of contact with the juvenile justice system. Charges against a child or teen can have a deep impact on parents, siblings, and extended family. These impacts may be lessened with the help of an experienced legal team.

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4 Things to Know About Retail Theft in Utah

For many, cash has been tight this year and the holidays are upon us, so it’s not a huge surprise that shoplifting cases have surged this month. Most people know shoplifting as a form of retail theft, but there are a number of other shoplifting-related activities that could land you in hot water with a retail theft charge. Here are four things you should know about retail theft and the potential consequences associated with retail theft charges in Utah.

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White Collar Crimes: How to Find the Right Defense Team

As of 2015, Utah maintains a white-collar crime registry. It is currently the only such registry in the nation. Similar to the sex-offender registry, anyone can view who has been charged and convicted (within the past 10 years) of white-collar crimes such as money laundering, fraud, or theft by deception. With this added consequence for white-collar crime convictions in Utah, it’s imperative that you retain a legal team with proven experience defending these types of cases.

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Cyberstalking Crimes: Where Can I Find Help for My Case?

Cyberstalking, cyberbullying, or electronic communication harassment charges in Utah are serious. This year, with everyone spending even more time indoors and online, allegations of electronic harassment charges are only increasing. Under Utah law, you could be charged with cyberstalking if you have been accused of causing someone to fear their own (or someone else’s) safety and the result is “emotional distress." Since these crimes are based on intent and the feelings of others, you need an experienced legal team who will fight the charges against you.

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DUI: How Do I Find a Good Defense Lawyer?

Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI) in Utah can lead to harsh criminal penalties for those found guilty. Several factors can determine how serious your charges for DUI might be. That’s why you need an experienced legal team who will fight for your rights—no matter the charges.

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How Do I Get My Seized Property Back from Utah Law Enforcement?

Asset forfeiture laws in Utah allow law enforcement to seize property if they have cause to believe it’s connected to a crime. Some officers may take advantage of this loose definition and seize property for unjust reasons. The most common scenario is an officer taking a small amount of cash or a vehicle during a traffic stop. According to Utah law, you don’t have to be charged of a crime for an officer to take your property.

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How to Expunge Your Adult Criminal Record in Utah: Part 2

Now that you understand how expungements work, this is what you need to know to begin the process and find the right lawyer to get the job done. 

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How to Expunge Your Adult Criminal Record in Utah: Part 1

While there may be some hoops to jump through, getting your adult criminal record expunged is a sought after process by many in Utah. Here are a few things you should know about how to expunge your adult criminal record.

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How to Know if You Hired the Right Criminal Defense Attorney in Utah for Your Case

Whether or not you committed the crime, you want an attorney who is completely on your team and wants the best outcome for you. You want someone who will move the process along so you can move on with your life.

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Domestic Violence: How Do I Protect My Rights?

The basic definition of “domestic violence,” according to Utah law, is a pattern of abusive or aggressive behavior in a relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Abusive behavior can be more than physical. It can also be emotional, sexual, or even psychological. Many prosecutors will also bring charges for allegations of domestic violence toward family members, friends, and co-workers.

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Assault Crimes: How Do I Defend My Case?

Violent crimes charges, such as assault, can carry heavy consequences, especially in Utah. Prosecutors and law enforcement tend to put a lot of effort into assault cases. This means you need someone in your corner who is skilled at fighting back. That’s where the attorneys at Brown, Bradshaw, and Moffat come in.

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A Guide to Police Encounters in Utah

You’ve heard it on every movie and TV series with a crime in the plotline: “Anything you say can, and will, be held against you in a court of law.” Let this be the first thing that comes to mind when you are encountered by a police officer who suspects you broke the law. You may not think that you will ever have a run-in with the police, but it’s always better to be prepared. In case an unfortunate situation does arise, have this knowledge stored away so you can act in your best interest.

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Marijuana Offenses: How Do I Fight Back?

While many of the states surrounding Utah have legalized or even decriminalized marijuana, Utah still prosecutes those who are caught with even small amounts of marijuana. If you have been arrested for any marijuana offense in Utah, minor or severe, you can reach out to the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Brown, Bradshaw, and Moffat in Salt Lake City, Utah, and we will fight to defend your rights.

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9 Ways to Support Your Child’s Juvenile Defense Case in Utah

Whether your child has been charged with a drug crime, possession of alcohol, or a violent or sexually motivated offense, your knowledge can help improve the outcome of their offense. Here are nine ways you can help support your child through the process of fighting for their rights in Utah’s juvenile courts.

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Sex Crimes: What Should You Do?

Our lawyers have a proven track record of defending cases of lewdness, sexual battery, voyerism, revenge porn, rape, cyberstalking, and more. For a more complete list and breakdown of potential allegations, visit the sex crimes page. 

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