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  • Protect Your Career Against Criminal Charges   Licensed professionals face distinctive challenges when they are charged with crimes, due to the fact that many criminal offenses can expose the person to serious professional consequences in proceedings independent of the criminal prosecution. In many situations, an otherwise sound criminal defense strategy could have unintended adverse [...]

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    Utah legislative representatives, prosecuting attorneys, and state officials are pushing for probation and parole reform. The main goal is to cut down on the number of adults in Utah who are on probation and parole and to lower state spending.   According to the Deseret News: "We have a problem of mass incarceration," said Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, a Democrat. [...]

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    Sex offenders are fighting back against laws restricting their use of social networking websites and the Internet. And, some say, rightfully so and argue that a prohibition on their use of social media sites, chat rooms and other online discussions simply violates their constitutional First Amendment rights. The restrictions and prohibitions on the use of the internet by courts and states all [...]

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    A man from Cedar City, Utah, is now facing a dozen felonies from his alleged possession of 156 digital images of child pornography. The 32-year-old man was also charged with aggravated child sexual abuse charges. That charge is the result of photos allegedly depicting the man committing sex acts with a 3-year-old. Whether or not the man was related to the child was not reported. For two [...]

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    Many crime dramas have touched on the entrapment defense for prostitution. However, there may be relatively few that truly understand what entrapment really is. According to the Utah Statutes, entrapment happens when a police officer induces a person to commit a crime that he or she would probably not have committed otherwise. If the court determines that a defendant was entrapped, then the [...]

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    Those who have been convicted of a sex crime in Utah are often required to register as a sex offender. Depending on the crime a person was convicted of, he or she may have to register for 10 years or for life. There are a number of specific requirements when it comes to someone abiding by the court order to register, including constraints on where he or she can live. Five areas that are [...]

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    When someone in Utah is ordered to register as a sex offender, his or her rights may change drastically. For example, people who have registered may be barred from going to certain places, and they may need to report it to the authorities if they decide to move. Limitations are put on their lives, even if they have served their sentences without any further incidents. It is important to [...]

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