Recent Blog Posts

Utah’s Ban On Texting While Driving

Many car accidents in Utah and across the country have been caused by distracted drivers who text and drive at the same time. Drivers who choose to text, or otherwise communicate by a wireless device while driving, neglect their duty of care and jeopardize the safety of others.   For this reason, the state of Utah,… Read More »

Motorcycle Accident Victims Need To Protect Their Legal Rights

Motorcycle accidents can occur in a variety of ways. In many cases, a single motorcycle is struck by another vehicle, such as a car, truck or bus. As reported recently by the Salt Lake Tribune, a motorcyclist in Utah died of his injuries while riding with a group of bikers. One of the lead motorcyclists… Read More »

Reducing A Felony Conviction With A 402 Motion

The adverse collateral consequences of a felony conviction can last for years, if not a lifetime. The severity of these consequences can only truly be understood by those have endured the hardships associated with post-prison life.  Some of the enduring consequences of a felony conviction include:   Harm to your integrity and reputation Severe reduction of… Read More »

A Lawyer’s Role In A Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured and think that negligent or willful conduct may be involved, one of the first questions you may ask yourself is whether you should consult an attorney. You may think that the facts of your case are so strong that explaining your case in a court of law will be a cakewalk…. Read More »

Why Do I Need a Doctor for a Bump on the Head?

Serious injuries to the brain do not always become apparent right away. Known as delayed onset injuries, the symptoms can increase over a potentially extended period. A visit to your doctor can identify injuries that you do not see, providing the opportunity to start any needed treatment early. If you sustain a brain injury due… Read More »

Reducing A DUI Charge To Impaired Driving

For Utah drivers caught drinking under the influence of alcohol, a reduced charge of “impaired driving” presents a good option for resolving a DUI case. A charge of impaired driving does not carry the harsh penalties under Utah law associated with a Utah DUI charge. Unlike a DUI conviction, the reduced charge of impaired driving… Read More »

Shoplifting Is A Serious Offense In The State Of Utah

When it comes to shoplifting in Utah and across the country, there is no typical profile. In a recently reported incident, two parents were accused of devising a scheme in which their 10-year-old son would steal items from a Home Depot store. Police said the boy had been instructed to say his parents intended to… Read More »

Marijuana Policy Reform Slow To Take Root In Utah

Calls for the reform of Utah’s strict policies toward marijuana have grown louder in recent years — but have fallen on deaf ears in Utah’s legislature.  Recently, The Huffington Post spotlighted the story of a Utah woman whose 11-year-old son suffers debilitating seizures as a result of a rare form of epilepsy known as Dravet… Read More »

Why is Cocaine Possession Less than a Top Felony Crime in Utah?

The cocaine possession laws in Utah classify misdemeanor and felony drug possession charges based on the federal drug schedule. Surprisingly, cocaine is a Schedule II controlled substance, because the Schedule I drugs are even more dangerous. Even today, doctors may use cocaine as a topical anesthetic immediately prior to certain medical procedures. In fact, this… Read More »

Gender Bias In The Adjudication Of Domestic Violence Cases

A report recently published by Stop Abusive and Violent Environments, a victim-advocacy organization, highlights the failure of the criminal justice system in the United States to fairly adjudicate domestic violence cases. The report cites a number of statistics that show the general landscape of domestic violence across the country and demonstrate the bias against men… Read More »