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Utah Legalizes Medical Marijuana Research

In 2014, Governor Gary Herbert signed House Bill (HB) 105, the Utah Industrial Hemp Research Act and Hemp Extract Registration Act. The bill—which exempted individuals with intractable epilepsy who use or possess extract from a cannabis plant, or a mixture or preparation containing cannabis plant material, that is composed of less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol […]

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Utah Sees Major Drug Busts reported on March 30 that Salt Lake City police officers seized almost 330,000 doses of drugs in 2016, an astonishing 82 percent increase from the previous year. An officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department told KSL, “We’ve got people coming from not just around the valley, but all over the adjoining counties […]

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Utah Becomes First State to Lower BAC Limit to 0.05

Utah was the first state to lower the legal limit for blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) when driving from 0.10 to 0.08 in 1983, so perhaps it is not terribly surprising that the Beehive State appears poised to become the first state to once again further lower the limits. On March 23, Governor Gary […]

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Identity Fraud Still Concern for IRS

Tax Day 2017, the IRS filing deadline for 2016 tax returns, falls on April 18 this year. The Desert News reported on April 3 that because many people pay other parties to prepare returns for them, officials with the IRS are cautioning taxpayers to “be wary of shady characters masquerading as professional preparers.” Every year, […]

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Five Things Tourists Should Know if Arrested in Utah

Late last month, a 19-year-old man was arrested in Florida for his alleged role in the March killing of a convenience store clerk in Murray. Roughly one week later, two men were arrested in Colorado for the alleged kidnapping, forgery, and exploitation of a vulnerable adult in South Salt Lake. All three of these alleged […]

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What To Know About Utah Protective Order Hearings

Domestic violence has received increased national awareness in recent months. More people have spoken out about the seriousness of this issue, often helping victims understand their options. In the state of Utah, domestic violence often involves current or former spouses, people in dating relationships, or members of the same household. Many of these cases can […]

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Robbery and Aggravated Robbery: Part 1 – Force or Fear

  If you have been charged with Robbery or Aggravated Robbery in Utah, then you should speak with an experienced and determined Utah criminal defense attorney, who frequently represents clients accused of violent crimes.  Having a skilled, focused, and detail-oriented criminal defense attorney on your side can mean the difference between emerging from your criminal legal […]

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Utah Legislature Ponders Change to DUI Roadblock Law

source: SoCal photos Last month the Utah House of Representatives voted 8-5 in favor of recommending HB 140.  HB 140, also called the “Vehicle Checkpoints Amendments” Act, repeals authorization for traffic checkpoints regarding impaired driving and vehicle operation.  More specifically, the bill repeals authorization for administrative traffic checkpoints regarding drivers that may be under the influence […]

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“Even though my case was only a small traffic violation to him, it meant the world to me.  That’s why I was so grateful when Darren took the time to fully explain things and answer my questions.  I would definitely recommend him as a criminal defense attorney, and a really nice person!” I.S., Salt Lake […]

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“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  I don’t know how you did it, but you successfully resolved my DUI in such a way that I was still able to get my naturalized citizenship without having to wait five more years to reapply.  I can never thank you enough.” -O.R., Salt Lake City

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