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Common Utah Evidence Burdens. Who Has the Burden. What Happens in Reality

May 10, 2023

Reasonable Suspicion (Exclusively Criminal Law) The legal definition: Reasonable suspicion means suspicion based on specific, articulable facts drawn from the totality of the circumstances facing the officer at the time of the stop, which facts are most frequently based on an investigating officer’s own observations and inferences. State v. Navarro, 2017 UT App 102, ¶ 17,… Read more »

MORE ON TRAFFIC EXPUNGEMENTS

May 08, 2023

Expunge your Utah Traffic Record. Seal it off from insurance companies and public background checks. Keep your records private. That’s why expunging your traffic record matters.  What Utah Traffic Cases are Eligible for Expungement? Most Utah traffic offenses are eligible for an expungement in Utah. Specifically the Utah Expunge Act defines traffic offenses as: (i)… Read more »

CAN’T EXPUNGE A FELONY DUI IN UTAH

May 01, 2023

Utah DUI Expungement of Felony DUIs–Jake Gunter Utah is very liberal with expungements and 402 sentence reductions. Yet you can’t expunge a felony DUI. The Utah Expungement Act states the following types of convictions are not eligible for an expungement: (i) A capital felony. No amount of 402 two-step reductions will ever qualify capital convictions…. Read more »

HERRIMAN CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

May 01, 2023

HERRIMAN UTAH CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNY JAKE GUNTER   Herriman City, Utah is in southwestern Salt Lake County, bordering west upon Oquirrh Mountains The population was 55,144 in 2020. In 1999 upon incorporation it had just 1,523 people. Common Herriman Justice Court Criminal Cases: No Insurance. Don’t catch a conviction for no insurance as you will… Read more »

CAN YOU EVER BE REMOVED FROM THE UTAH SEX OFFENSE REGISTRY EARLY?

April 20, 2023

WHAT IS THE UTAH SEX OFFENSE REGISTRY? Yes. It didn’t used to be that you could petition for early removal, but now certain 10 year and lifetime registries are eligible for early removal in Utah. If you are convicted of very specific sexual crimes in Utah you will be placed on Utah’s sexual offense registry… Read more »

Careless Driving

April 10, 2023

Careless Driving in Utah. Careless driving is the little sister of reckless driving in Utah. Careless driving is a Class C Misdemeanor rather than a Class B like reckless driving is. Careless driving carriers 50 points on your Utah driving record—rather than 80 points. Careless driving is a good alternative to reckless driving tickets. Careless… Read more »

SPEED CONTEST / DRAG RACING

April 07, 2023

2 TYPES OF SPEED CONTEST CHARGES IN UTAH There are two types of charges in Utah’s speed contest/exhibition on highways statute. (1). The Race Driver. It is a Class A Misdemeanor to drive a car involved in a street race or exhibition of speed on public roads. (2). Barricades Race Course. A person may not,… Read more »

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