Violent Crimes

4 Tips for Defense Against a Utah Criminal Mischief Domestic Violence Case

Been charged with criminal mischief? Well, you’re certainly not alone. And often, that charge is domestic violence (“DV”) related. When we get these cases, it’s typically a husband or father who’s accused of kicking a door, punching a wall, or slapping a table; however, women and kids get charged with this, too – just far …

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Utah man faces homicide charges for murder of ex-wife’s husband

When a suspect is accused of a serious crime, they could suffer great damages to their personal and professional reputation. Facing criminal charges also means the possibility of enduring penalties if they are accused. Being allegations also carry a damaging effect, it is important that the accused understands their rights and how to initiate a …

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Violent crime and teens: Culpable adults or developing juveniles?

Readers have no doubt heard about the most recent incident of school violence to make national news. The incident at a Pennsylvania high school earlier this week differs from other school violence cases in at least two ways. The first is that the alleged attacker used a knife instead of guns, which is likely why …

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Utah Roulette: Reckless Manslaughter vs. Depraved Homicide

A Utah appeals court recently rejected the appeal of Brad R. Ricks, a man convicted of homicide after killing a drinking buddy. The Pissing Match Turns Deadly Brad Ricks and his friend Maurice Lee were drinking together one evening in 2009. The two men started what Ricks characterized as a “pissing match about who had …

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Utah man sentenced to a year in jail on domestic violence charge

A 33-year-old Utah man will spend the next 129 days in jail after pleading guilty to beating his wife in front of their children. The man has been in jail since early January after authorities arrested him for felony aggravated assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child. The Salt Lake Tribune reports …

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Federal authorities charge Provo man with firearms crimes

Federal authorities have unsealed a three-count complaint against a Provo man who they say violated federal firearms laws. Investigators say that the 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with an underground machine gun manufacturing business. Charges against the man include: Failure to register as a firearms dealer and manufacturer Illegal possession of machine firearms Possession …

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