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How to Avoid a Bicycle Accident at Night

Bicycle Accident Lawyer Bicycle accidents tend to occur more frequently after the sun goes down because bicyclists are less visible to motorists. If you ride your bicycle from work in the evening or prefer to exercise in the nighttime, you will have to be extra careful to prevent a collision.…
June 20, 2022
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Should You Pay Your Speeding Ticket?

Should You Pay Your Speeding Ticket? There is nothing exciting about seeing flashing blue and red lights behind you, signaling that you need to get off to the side of the road. As the officer approaches, you may be playing back the last few moments of driving to figure out…
June 16, 2022
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Joking Offer

Some of the most controversial issues in contract law relate to what constitutes a valid offer. There have been cases in which the courts have discussed the issue of whether advertisements constitute offers, as XYZ v. XYZ, and there have been cases in which the courts have discussed whether a…
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Your Constitutional Rights

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS Una versión en español se puede encontrar aquí. A person accused of a crime enjoys a number of basic constitutional rights. The most common of these, in the context of criminal matters, are set forth below. Counsel: You have the right to be represented by an attorney. If…
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Consequences of a Guilty Verdict

Guilty Verdict  Consequences: The consequences of being found guilty at trial—or pleading guilty—can be severe including incarceration, fines, and other sanctions. In Utah, these consequences vary according to the degree of the crime. Felonies are much more serious than misdemeanors or infractions. When reviewing these consequences, keep in mind that…
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Sus Derechos Constitucionales

¿Cuáles son mis Derechos Constitucionales? Una persona acusada de un delito disfruta de una serie de derechos constitucionales básicos. Los más comunes de éstos, en el contexto de los asuntos penales, se exponen a continuación.   Abogado:  Tiene derecho a ser representado por un abogado. Si no puede pagar un abogado,…
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Can You Use a Trust Instead of a Will?

Can You Use a Trust Instead of a Will? If you have never constructed an estate plan, you may be wondering which documents you’ll absolutely need to have in place in order to cover your most critical bases. If you are a parent of minor children, you’ll need to designate…
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Utah’s Indeterminate Sentencing

Indeterminate Sentencing, Utah Most people assume that a judge will sentence an offender to a specific, determinate sentence such as “twelve years in the state prison.” An offender would then know exactly how much time they were going to serve and when they would be released. Utah does not do…
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Five Common Myths Around Estate Planning

Five Common Myths Around Estate Planning Estate planning can benefit almost anyone. You may have a lot of questions about the best way to divide up your assets, what kind of health care requests you can make, and whether you can legally ensure that your children are taken care of…
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Sex Offenses in Utah

Utah Sex Offenses Utah has some of the strictest laws in the nation regarding sexual offenses. For example, the minimum mandatory terms for imprisonment regarding certain sexual offenses against children (“Jessica’s Law”; see below) is 25 years in State prison. Further, a court may impose consecutive sentences upon a defendant…