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Author Archives: Chris Salcido
National Public Radio (“NPR”) ran a very interesting story this morning about the rise in court fees and the corresponding rise in defendants serving jail time because they were unable to pay their court ordered fines, restitution, or other related costs of … Continue reading
Before you enter a guilty plea and/or accept a plea bargain, there are a few things you should be aware of. First, if you do not have a Salt Lake Criminal Defense Attorney representing you in the matter, you should … Continue reading
This year, a few select legislators are trying to get some action on moving the Utah State Prison complex out of Draper Utah. The main state prison has long sat at the lucrative Draper site near the point of the … Continue reading
U.S. District Court Judge Dee Benson recently held Ron Lafferty is competent, at least according to how federal law defines competency, to participate in the federal review of his sentence. Mr. Lafferty exhausted his appeals in state court and is … Continue reading
Every New Year’s Eve, Utah Highway Patrol and various local agencies are on the prowl for DUI stops. This year was no different. DUI blitzes conducted all across the state of Utah brought in several DUI arrests. Last year Utah … Continue reading
In Utah you can be charged with a crime even if you do not actually carry out the crime for which you are charged. Sounds crazy, and it can be a tough pill to swallow but many people in Utah … Continue reading
If you have been arrested and accused of committing a crime, you will likely be booked into jail and a bail amount will be set by a judge. In setting a bail amount, a judge will take several factors into … Continue reading
The Utah Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control handed out over $20,000.00 in fines last month alone to establishments for selling alcohol to minors. The types of fines and related charges are incredibly common in Utah. In fact, many individuals, not … Continue reading
If you have been convicted of a crime in Utah, there are many factors the court will consider in your sentence. Having a Salt Lake Criminal Defense Attorney represent you in the sentencing process is advised. It is important to … Continue reading
This week, Miss Riverton agreed to a plea bargain in the now infamous Riverton bomb cases in which she and other defendants were charged with multiple counts of possessing incendiary devices. The teens were alleged to have thrown bottle bombs … Continue reading