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UTAH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2024 AMENDMENTS—ADDED PROPELLING A SUBSTANCE

March 22, 2024

UTAH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTORNEY JAKE GUNTER CALL/TXT (801) 373-6345. FREE CONSULT.  Domestic Violence REDLINE The Utah Legislature has spoken: “Propelling a bodily substance or material,” as described in Section 76-5-102.9 is now an enhanceable domestic violence offense. Utah’s list of domestic violence tagged offenses are now around 28 different crimes that can carry the DV… Read more »

UTAH’S THREAT OF VIOLENCE CHARGES—AMENDMENTS 2024

March 21, 2024

CALL/TXT JAKE GUNTER (801) 373-6345. FREE CONSULT. Utah’s Threat of Violence Amendments Effective 05/04/2024 The Utah Legislature passed and the Utah Governor signed the amendments to Utah’s existing Threat of Violence statute. 2024 CHANGE: Now you can be charged with “Threat of Violence” if you threaten a sexual offense. Sexual offenses are defined in Utah… Read more »

EARLY REINSTATEMENT OF UTAH DRIVER’S LICENSE AFTER DUI—NEW LAW 2024

March 21, 2024

CALL/TXT JAKE (801) 373-6345. What Qualifies You for Early License Reinstatement after a Utah DUI? See Utah Code 53-223(9) (2024) EFF 05/04/2024. Effective 05/01/2024 you can get your license back for a section 502 DUI, first offense and second offense. Here is how. FIRST SECTION 502 DUI. See Utah Code 53-3-223(10) (2024). (1). Participate in… Read more »

NEW UTAH DRUG DISTRIBUTION AND GUN LAW 2024—MANDATORY MINIMUM PRISON SENTENCES

March 21, 2024

AVOID MANDATORY MINIMUMS PRISON SENTENCES ON DRUG OFFENSES.  CALL/TXT JAKE (801) 373-6345.   GUNS AND DRUG DISTRIBUTION HAVE MANDATORY PRISON TERMS Effective 05/01/2024 if you are convicted of drug distribution while possessing a gun new mandatory minimum prison sentences apply. Jail is no longer an option unless you can convince the judge to deviate. Newly… Read more »

HOW TO ANSWER EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS WHEN YOU EXPUNGED YOUR UTAH CRIMINAL RECORD

March 12, 2024

UTAH EXPUNGEMENT ATTORNEY JAKE GUNTER (801) 373-6345. With nearly every expungement comes this question: QUESTION: “How do I answer applications when they ask if I have been arrested, convicted or otherwise placed on deferred prosecution programs in my past?” ANSWER: The Utah Expungement Act at 77-40a-401(2) states that you can respond as though the incident… Read more »

IS A PLEA IN ABEYANCE A A CONVICTION UNDER UTAH LAW? No.

March 11, 2024

CALL/TXT (801) 373-6345 UTAH CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY JAKE GUNTER QUESTION: Is a plea in abeyance a criminal conviction for purposes of Utah law? ANSWER: No. A Utah plea in abeyance is generally not a conviction for purposes of Utah law. Here is a list where pleas in abeyance will be used against you in the… Read more »

TYPES OF BODILY INJURY FOR ASSAULT TYPE CRIMES

March 04, 2024

UTAH CHILD ABUSE AND ASSAULT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY JAKE GUNTER. LET HIS 20 YEARS OF COURTROOM EXPERIENCE WORK FOR YOU. Utah’s assault statutes increase the severity of the assault based upon the severity of the physical injury. Utah’s child abuse statutes do so similarly. Utah’s assault statutes start at 76-5-101. Utah’s child abuse statute are… Read more »

ALL TYPES OF PROTECTIVE ORDERS IN UTAH

February 29, 2024

UTAH PROTECTIVE ORDER ATTORNEY JAKE GUNTER (801) 373-6345 Here are all the types of protective orders in Utah as of 2024. (1). Cohabitant Abuse Protective Orders. This protective order protects people who are or were intimate partners or share children together. It requires one or more acts of abuse or anticipated abuse to obtain an… Read more »

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