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Catfishing: How Pretending to be Someone Else Online Can Lead to Criminal Charges

Isn’t the internet great? Internet technology allows us to communicate with friends and family around the world. It also allows us to purchase items while scheduling shipments directly to our homes. We can complete university degree programs on our own time and hold business meetings with people in different countries, all with the click of […]

Are Violent Crime Rates on the Rise?

Turn on the TV, open the newspaper or log onto your favorite news website. Do you wind up cringing in disbelief and shaking your head because of what you are seeing? Unfortunately, it’s not unusual to see reports of murders, rapes, robberies and other violent crimes. It seems like even the “safest” cities and towns […]

5 Reasons to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney in Salt Lake City

Have you ever woken up half drunk in a cell at your local jail? You haven’t? Good for you! Unfortunately, that’s not always the case for most people. Whether it’s a night drinking with the guys or an honest mistake, bad things happen to good people and when you find yourself on the wrong side […]

How to Find a Good Criminal Defense Attorney in Salt Lake City

With all the ambulance chasers and fly by night lawyers out there, it can be hard to find a good lawyer when you need one? If you’re in a position where you need a lawyer, let’s face it, mistakes have been made. Why would you want to make another one by hiring the wrong attorney […]

DUI vs DWI – A Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer Helps With Both

DUIs and DWIs are a serious matter; if you’re arrested for either it can change your life. Mistakes happen but your life shouldn’t have to change because of it. DUIs and DWIs are very similar in nature but are not the same thing. The differences between the two are subtle but important, especially when it […]

Dealing with the Police, Part III

Last time we discussed the constitutional amendments that guarantee our right to be free from unreasonable searches, seizures and arrests. This time we’ll discuss some exceptions that allow police to perform a search or to arrest without a warrant. Since the Constitution and the first ten amendments became the law, the Supreme Court of the […]

Why Experience Matters When Hiring A Utah Attorney

Imagine riding the white water of the Colorado River during peak season armed with nothing more than a guidebook, a canoe, and a paddle. Imagine trying to navigate through giant rapids, steer around boulders the size of trucks, and stay afloat without the aid of a strong raft, proper equipment, and an experienced river guide. […]

Dealing with the Police, Part II

Last time we discussed what the police are, from where they derive their power and some of your rights (5th and 6th amendments) when dealing with the police. This time I’d like to discuss the 4th amendment and your rights pertaining to searches and seizures. The Fourth Amendment. Let’s start with the first part, “The […]

When Dealing with the Police, Part 1

How should one act when dealing with the police? Most of us go through life and, other than a speeding ticket or maybe fender bender, never have any real direct contact with the police. Some have minor interaction for a variety of reasons; a few have a real relationship with the police. Whether for minor […]

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