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Preparing for Presentence Report Interview with AP&P
After entering a guilty plea, or being found guilty at trial you may be required to attend a presentence interview prior to being sentenced. It is...
July 16, 2024
Understanding Your Rights During an Arrest
Being arrested, or even just stopped and questioned by police can be a very stressful experience. It is common to feel as if police officers have all...
June 25, 2024
Should I start counseling while my criminal case is still pending?
A lot of our clients have asked if they should start counseling before their criminal case is completed. In general, the answer is usually yes. Over...
November 20, 2023
Criminal Defense in Iron County, Utah
Iron County is part of Utah’s Fifth Judicial District. Cedar City is largest city, and home to the county’s two busiest criminal courts...
November 20, 2023
How can I clear a felony conviction from my record in Utah?
The process depends on the nature and severity of your felony. There are certain felonies that are not eligible to be expunged. These include first...
November 20, 2023
What is the first felony court hearing in Utah?
The first hearing in a misdemeanor criminal case is normally the “arraignment” hearing, where the judge will read the charges formally...
November 20, 2023
What is an arraignment hearing?
In a misdemeanor criminal case, the arraignment hearing is the first court hearing held. The judge will read the formal charges and ask the defendant...
November 20, 2023
What if I cannot appear in person at arraignment?
There can be circumstances that simply make it impossible or impractical to be physically present at a scheduled criminal arraignment hearing. Health...
November 20, 2023
Unlawful Detention – Utah Criminal Defense
A charge for unlawful detention in Utah involves allegations that an individual has been held against their will, without the authority of law, for a...
November 20, 2023
What happens if I plead no contest in a Utah criminal case?
Pleading no contest means exactly that – you are not contesting the charges against you. Procedurally, this has the same effect as a guilty...
November 20, 2023
Should I plead guilty or not guilty at arraignment?
The Constitution creates a presumption of innocence and requires that the prosecution prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt in any criminal...
November 20, 2023
Search and Seizure in Utah Criminal Cases
People in the State of Utah are protected against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government under the State and Federal Constitutions. If...
November 20, 2023
What is the penalty for a third-degree felony?
The maximum penalty for a third-degree felony in Utah is a prison term of up to five years and a fine of up to $5,000 plus a surcharge of 90%. In...
November 20, 2023