Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or a related crime can happen to almost anyone. An error in judgment can result in a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. In Utah, you can be arrested for DUI even if you aren’t over th… Read More

Drug Crimes

Utah does not treat drug crimes lightly. The most serious drug crimes in Utah carry the possibility of a life sentence in prison. Even comparatively minor cases can wreak havoc on one’s personal and professional life and freedom, involving loss… Read More

Traffic Violations

Traffic violations, in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah, are an unwanted gift that keeps on giving. In addition to the original cost of a traffic ticket, hidden costs are lurking under the surface. Speeding violations that take place in a school or… Read More

Theft, Robbery, Burglary

Individuals charged with theft, robbery, burglary, or related crimes in Utah face serious penalties. In Utah, these crimes are enhanceable, meaning that prior convictions can stack up and increase the penalties you may face. Attorney Jessica Peterson… Read More

Murder, Manslaughter, Homicide

“Homicide” is a broad term that covers any killing of a human being. In Utah, there are many homicide crimes with which a person can be charged, ranging from unintentional killing such as misdemeanor negligent homicide to aggravated murde… Read More


In Utah, “assault” is defined as: “an attempt, with unlawful force or violence, to do bodily injury to another; a threat, accompanied by a show of immediate force or violence, to do bodily injury to another, or an act, committed wit… Read More

Sexual Assault and Pornography

Being convicted of any crime can harm your life and reputation. Conviction of a Utah sex crime, including sexual assault, carries an additional consequence: you may be required to register as a sex offender. Regardless of the facts or circumstances,… Read More

Firearm Offenses

Conviction of a Utah firearm offense can have serious and long-lasting consequences. In addition to fines and jail time, a firearms conviction remains on your criminal record; prospective employers, colleges, and anyone who performs a background chec… Read More

Domestic Violence

Conviction of a domestic violence offense in Utah can be devastating. Depending on the crime charged you may face a few months in jail, or years in prison. A domestic violence conviction may have an effect on your employment, and can severely impact… Read More

White Collar Crime

“White collar crime” typically refers to non-violent crimes which involve deception and which are motivated by financial gain. Although these crimes do not involve physical violence, they are far from being victimless crimes. In recent ye… Read More


Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes are minor and easily put to rest, but some bear consequences that can have an impact on the rest of your life. If you’ve made a mistake that resulted in a Utah criminal conviction, you now have a cr… Read More