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CRITERIA TO EXPUNGE UTAH JUVENILE ADJUDICATIONS (JUVENILE CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS)

April 25, 2024 |

CALL/TXT (801) 373-6345 UTAH JUVENILE EXPUNGEMENT ATTORNEY JAKE GUNTER Qualifying to FILE a Utah Juvenile Expungement of Adjudication Records. Juveniles are adjudicated responsible for delinquencies. Adults are convicted and are guilty of crimes. Adjudications are juvenile versions of adult crimes and are considered civil, not criminal. Delinquencies is another name for juvenile crime. Adults have… Read more »

JUVENILE POLICE INTERROGATIONS—NO FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS BY THE COPS AND RECORDED

April 16, 2024 |

CALL/TXT UTAH JUVENILE DELINQUENCY DEFENSE ATTORNEY JAKE GUNTER (801) 373-6345 UTAH CHILDREN SUBJECT TO POLICE INTERROGATION MUST BE VIDEOTAPED—EFF 05/01/2024 Utah has given juveniles being questioned for crimes (called delinquencies) many, many more protections than adults have. Police failure to abide by these protections lead to presumptions of inadmissibility. Juveniles under 18 years old being… Read more »

Juvenile Wildlife Crimes

April 11, 2024 |

CALL/TXT UTAH JUVENILE ATTORNEY JAKE GUNTER (801) 373-6345 QUESTION: CAN JUVENILES 16-17 YEARS OLD BE CHARGED WITH WILDLIFE CRIMES IN A UTAH JUSTICE COURT RATHER THAN A JUVENILE COURT? ANSWER: YES. EXPLANATION: Normally juveniles are charged with delinquency allegations in the county juvenile court. Juveniles aged 16-17 can be charged with wildlife/DNR/poaching crimes in the… Read more »

UTAH JUSTICE COURT JURISDICTION—TYPES OF UTAH CRIMINAL CASES AND CODE CITATIONS

April 11, 2024 |

CALL/TXT UTAH JUSTICE COURT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY JAKE GUNTER (801) 373-6345   16 AND 17 YEARS-OLDS IN UTAH JUSTICE COURTS Utah Justice Courts have jurisdiction over the following types of criminal cases under the Utah criminal code. Selected 16-17-year-olds and adults over 18 years old for Infractions, Class C and Class B Misdemeanors. (A). Poaching/Hunting/Fishing/DNR… Read more »

WHEN CAN A 16-17 YEAR OLD GET CHARGED IN A UTAH JUSTICE COURT VERUS A JUVENILE COURT?

April 11, 2024 |

CALL/TXT (801) 373-6345 UTAH JUVENILE DELIQUENCY ATTORNEY JAKE GUNTER. LET HIS 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORK FOR YOU Utah Juvenile Delinquency: Adult Charges.  Under 18-year-old children charged with crimes is called juvenile delinquency. Adults charged with crimes under Utah’s criminal code are criminal charges. Sometimes on egregious offense, juveniles can be tried as adults. Juvenile… Read more »

UTAH JUVENILE LAW GLOSSARY AND ADULT CRIMINAL COURT DIFFERENCES

July 10, 2023 |

HAS YOUR CHILD BEEN CHARGED IN UTAH’S JUVENILE COURT? SEE THIS GLOSSARY ON COMMON UTAH JUVENILE COURT TERMS AND PROCESS–CALLJAKEGUNTER The Youth Parole Authority. The Youth Parole Authority provides a formal hearing procedure that defines a youth’s obligations during secure care and parole. The adult equivalent is Utah’s Board of Pardons and Parole. When your… Read more »

EXPUNGING UTAH JUVENILE CONVICTIONS (ADJUDICATIONS)

June 23, 2023 |

Types of Utah Juveniles Expungements Juvenile Delinquency Adjudications (Convictions). Utah juvenile courts call criminal “convictions” delinquency “adjudications.” Juvenile delinquency adjudications can be expunged from the public view. Juvenile Adjudications have dispositions (called sentences in adult court). Juvenile adjudications means generally you went to court and saw a juvenile judge, not just a juvenile court probation… Read more »

UTAH DCFS FINDINGS

January 22, 2021 |

Dealing with Utah DCFS findings after an investigation can be difficult. When the Utah Division of Child and Family Services is at your doorstep, one of three things are going to happen: (1).  Children are not Removed, but  Protective Measures are Put in Place.   When Dealing with Utah DCFS Findings that do not indicate that… Read more »

Utah Supreme Court Win

November 13, 2020 |

Trial attorney Jake Gunter and appellate attorney Richard Roberts just obtained a reversal of their client’s conviction at the Utah Supreme Court on 10/29/2020. Read the opinion here: https://www.utcourts.gov/…/Pleasant%20Grove%20City%20v…

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