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Can You Withdraw a Guilty Plea in Utah? - Everyone knows that defendants have to enter a plea. What fewer people realize is that in some circumstances, you can also withdraw a plea — even if you already pleaded guilty. In this article, drug defense lawyer Darwin Overson explains the criteria for withdrawing a guilty plea in Utah. Types of Criminal Pleas Defendants Can Enter Before we examine the various types of criminal pleas, it’s very important to emphasize that you should always consult...
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What Happens if I Get Arrested While on Probation in Utah? - Probation is often confused with parole. Parole means an inmate is released from jail or prison early, while probation means a convicted person avoids incarceration altogether. Probation, like parole, demands strict compliance with certain rules and conditions — and breaking these rules can lead to tough criminal penalties. In this blog post, Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney Darwin Overson will explain the possible consequ...
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If I Get Divorced, What Happens to My Green Card? - From minor details to huge parts of your daily routine, getting divorced changes every aspect of your life. This is especially true of individuals who have obtained their green card by marrying a U.S. citizen in Utah (or any other state). In this article, Salt Lake City divorce attorney Andrew Stewart will discuss how getting divorced can affect U.S. citizenship. Will I Be Deported from the U.S.? The good news is that getting divorced does...
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If I Get Divorced, What Happens to My Pension? - Thousands of Utahans have a pension, and thousands of Utahans file for divorce. Where the two groups overlap, some important legal question arise. What will happen to my retirement savings if I ever get divorced? And how much money can my spouse get? In this article, West Valley City divorce lawyer Andrew Stewart will explain how Utah divides pension money when a marriage is dissolved. The Woodward Formula: How Utah Calculates Pension Rights ...
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Am I Liable for My Spouse’s Debts if We Get Divorced? - Everyone knows that property gets divided in a divorce – but what happens to the divorcing couple’s debts? Are shared debts treated differently than debts which are held by individual spouses? And is it really possible to get stuck paying off your ex-husband or ex-wife’s bills? In this article, we’ll explain how Utah treats joint and personal debts incurred during (and before) marriage. Am I Responsible for Paying Off My Spouse’s Perso...
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Provo High School Hazing Leads to Felony Charges for Teen Wrestler
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Can I Get Arrested for Accidentally Downloading Child Pornography?
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Can You Get Custody or Visitation with a Child Who’s Not Yours?
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What Happens if a Prosecutor Lies or Withholds Evidence? - Most prosecutors are ethical individuals who are committed to upholding the law.  Unfortunately, a small number of unscrupulous prosecutors abuse their power in order to skew trials and obtain convictions.  In this article, Salt Lake City defense lawyer Darwin Overson will go over some common examples of prosecutorial misconduct, and explain what can happen to the defendant in a Utah criminal trial if unethical behavior is uncovered...
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Are There Any Exceptions to the Death Penalty? - Approximately 1,417 people have been executed in the United States since 1976.  Seven of these executions took place in Utah, which controversially reinstated the firing squad option in March 2015.  State laws governing capital punishment are strict, and outright ban the death penalty for certain types of defendants.  In this article, Salt Lake City murder defense attorney Darwin Overson will explain when the death penalty is prohibited in Ut...
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