Utah Criminal Defense

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July 06, 2023 |

402 SENTENCE REDUCTIONS IN UTAH. GET YOUR FELONY REDUCED EASILY In Utah you can expunge many, many offenses. You can get a sentence reduction by one grade very readily, especially if you successfully completed all terms of probation. Every year the legislatures seems to change slightly the sentence reduction statute at Utah Code 76-3-402 and… Read more »


May 13, 2022 |

TYPES OF UTAH CRIMINAL PROBATION When you are convicted of a Utah crime, or you are on diversion or plea in abeyance probation, you will likely be on some sort of probationary status.  Some people call it being on “paper.”  Meaning you are on some type of Utah court monitored probation.  It’s a good idea… Read more »

New 402 Statute Reduction Law – 2021

April 16, 2021 |

UTAH RULE 402 CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS REDUCTIONS. See this blog post on how 402 reductions interact with expungement and how the 402 criminal reductions process works. NEW LAW ON UTAH 402 CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS REDUCTION:  Here is the new law on them: (1).         Old Law.              Prior to 2021 if you went to prison or jail you… Read more »

Utah Rule 402 Reductions. How Does it Work? What are the Limits?

March 01, 2021 |

When you have been convicted of a Utah crime, certain convictions are eligible for a Rule 402 reduction in grade or severity. Example 1.  One-Step Reduction Years Later.  You were convicted in the Provo Justice Court of a Class B Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance—Marijuana.  You have prior offenses, so you are not eligible… Read more »

How do I Answer an Employment Application about my Expunged Convictions?

July 15, 2020 |

Question:  I received an expungement for my prior Utah criminal convictions.  How do I answer employment applications who ask about expunged convictions? Answer:   A new Utah law as of 2023 allows you to generally answer an employment application regarding prior expunged criminal convictions as if it never happened. An unexpunged criminal record in Utah is… Read more »

Probation Violations, Orders to Show Cause, Reductions and Expungements: What to do.

October 03, 2018 |

UTAH PROBATION VIOLATIONS, ORDERS TO SHOW CAUSE, RULE 402 REDUCTIONS AND EXPUNGEMENTS Hiring the Right Provo/Orem Criminal Defense Lawyer—Jake Gunter. Let his nearly 20 years experience work for you. Types of Probation Violations. New charges.  Charges are sufficient to violate you.  Don’t need a conviction to render a probation violation. Failure to pay the fine…. Read more »

Utah Criminal Charge Classifications

October 03, 2018 |

SEVERITY OF UTAH CRIMINAL OFFENSES Utah and Provo Orem Crimes have three categories: felonies, misdemeanors and infractions. Felonies A felony is a serious criminal allegation which can carry, probation, jail, prison and parole.  There are four types of Utah felonies. Degree of Offense Permissible Prison Term Possible Fine Capital Felony Life in prison, life in… Read more »

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