Criminal Defense

Should You Represent Yourself On A Criminal Matter?

https://youtu.be/W_8Hbqdsw1E By Greg Smith posted in Criminal Defense on Friday, June 17, 2016 “Watch and listen whether it’s a good idea to represent yourself on a criminal matter. Beware of things such as upsetting the prosecutor and being charged with witness tampering. Remember, the legal system is often not intuitive. If something is simple, you …

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Criminal Intent – The Necessary Mental State Known As MENS REA

In Utah, jurors cannot assume that just because you did something, you did it with criminal intent. In other words, let’s assume you raise your arms to yawn, and hit somebody in the nose while doing it, and then, that person’s nose starts to be bleed. Is this an automatic assault? Well, any Kindergartener knows …

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