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Citizen’s Arrests in Utah

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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 comedy skits where some unlikeable gomer (think Dwight Schrute) makes a citizen’s arrest and the arrestee resists and some sort of ridiculous interaction ensues.  And since bad movies were my source of information, I always thought that a citizen’s arrest was something that may have existed sometime in the past, but didn’t actually exist anymore….I was wrong. Read More

Pants and Pointers | Utah Defense Attorney Tip of the Week

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What Doesn’t Work: Telling the female trooper she looks good in those pants. She doesn’t. Nobody1.-Pants-and-pointers-1 does. They’ve had the same belly-button-high waistband design since 1988. Don’t mention the hat either, it’s a bit of a sore spot.

What Works: When you get the bad end of a meeting with the police, take immediate notes about as many details as you can remember. Officers usually don’t remember the stuff that wins your case, just the stuff that hurts you.