March 30, 2022

Felony vs. Misdemeanor- What’s the Difference?

December 31, 2019

What IS a Plea In Abeyance in Utah?

  A Plea in Abeyance (or PIA) is an agreement between the defendant and the prosecutor in a criminal case. It involves the defendant and prosecutor […]
December 22, 2014

Revenge Porn: Not a Good (or Legal) Holiday Gift

So you have these pictures of your ex . . . you know the ones.  Now that the good times are over, you’re wondering what you […]
November 11, 2014

Utah is not exactly District 12, but…

Mockingjay – Part one, the third movie in the Hunger Games trilogy is coming out next week, so what could be better than a blog post […]
October 17, 2014

Don’t even think about getting to 2nd base without a signed, notarized consent form.

‘No’ means ‘No!’ — but what means ‘yes’? When I was in my law school criminal law class and we were talking about rape, the professor asked, “Where […]
August 18, 2014

Citizen’s Arrests in Utah

I’m not a police officer – could I actually arrest someone? Usually when I think of a citizen’s arrest, I think about those bad movies or […]
May 29, 2014

Have you ever domestic violenced someone? I’ll bet you have.

I’m pretty sure that most of the people in Utah reading this article have committed domestic violence, and here’s why. When I was a prosecutor handling […]
May 13, 2014

Utah Drivers Beware—Some of What You’ve Been Told About the New Texting Law Will Get You a Ticket

Most Utah drivers are aware by now that the latest version of Utah’s Distracted Driving law goes into effect today. But the news story you heard […]
February 13, 2014

Legislator Seeks to Tighten Utah DUI Laws

Utah Legislator Lee Perry has introduced a bill in Utah that would make it illegal to operate a vehicle while impaired to the slightest degree by […]