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Criminal defense info may assist woman facing child abuse charges

Though many people may not predict that they will end up facing criminal charges, it does not necessarily mean that they never will. Some individuals could end up in a situation in which authorities wrongly accuse them of criminal activity, or they may be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whatever the reason for the allegations, parties will certainly want to ensure that they understand their criminal defense options.

One woman in Utah will likely soon be exploring her potential defense strategies after recently being charged. Reports stated that she had taken her live-in boyfriend's daughter to the hospital due to injuries. The woman stated that the 3-year-old girl had fallen, but a doctor suspected that the child had been abused. 

Manslaughter charge likely has Utah man building criminal defense

Most everyone finds themselves in situations at some point in their lives where they do not act like themselves. Various conditions of an event could lead to unusual reactions from individuals, and unfortunately, those actions could have serious results. If a person is involved in an incident that turns violent, there is a possibility that he or she could face charges and need to prepare a criminal defense.

One man in Utah will undoubtedly want to explore his defense routes after recently being charged. Reports stated that the 27-year-old man had apparently gotten into an altercation with his stepfather that turned violent. The man allegedly assaulted his stepfather, but it was unclear what may have caused such a reaction. It was noted that police suspected that alcohol played a role in the event.

Utah man likely to create criminal defense against felony charges

Because each person's legal case is different, the manner in which an individual chooses to approach his or her defense is often unique to the specific circumstances. In many cases, various criminal defense routes could suit a particular set of charges, and parties will certainly want to explore those options to find the one most suited to their needs. Luckily, interested individuals could obtain assistance with such an endeavor.

One man in Utah may be considering his legal avenues after recently having multiple charges brought against him. The situation began after the man was suspected of carjacking. Police apparently began to pursue the man, and the incident reportedly turned into a shootout. It was noted that the man allegedly crashed two vehicles.

Utah man facing multiple charges relating to alleged drug crimes

Utah police recently took a man into custody after carrying out a search warrant. The warrant apparently had to do with alleged drug crimes with which the man was suspected to have been associated. It was unclear what may have led police to have the initial suspicion that caused them to obtain the search warrant.

Reports stated that police utilized a K9 unit when carrying out the search and allegedly located various drug paraphernalia. Some of the items police say they seized included syringes, pipes and straws containing drug residue. Additionally, the search also allegedly uncovered marijuana and methamphetamine. The report went on to state that another room was located in the basement, and police purportedly found explosive materials there.

Allegations of violent crimes, DUI leveled against Utah man

One Utah man has found himself in a serious predicament after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that the man has been accused of violent crimes involving his ex-wife. Allegedly, the man broke into the woman's home before assaulting her. The woman reportedly alerted police that someone was breaking into the residence.

Details about the incident state that, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the man entered the home after using a baseball bat to break in. He then allegedly used the same bat to assault the woman. The man apparently left the scene before police arrived, but they later located a pickup truck at the man's residence that presumably fit the description of one seen at the woman's home. 

Drug crimes: Utah couple accused of drugging infant daughter

A Utah couple are likely considering their legal options after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that the man and woman are accused of drug crimes and child endangerment. Apparently, the couple have four children under the age of 10, including an infant daughter. The two are accused of drugging the infant since the day of her birth.

Reportedly, while pregnant, the woman used heroin and painkillers, which resulted in the infant also being addicted to those drugs. In a purported attempt to hide the addiction, the parents allegedly put a masking drug on the child's gums just hours after she was born. Police became aware of the situation after the couple had been jailed for an unrelated event. A caretaker for the family pets allegedly told police that she found drug paraphernalia inside the home.

Parties accused of violent crimes in Utah have right to defense

When criminal charges are leveled against a person, that individual has multiple options on how he or she would like to proceed. The specific allegations can play a role in the decisions that an accused party may make, and individuals may wish to take allegations of violent crimes, especially murder, more seriously than minor infractions. Each case has unique elements that could impact outcomes.

One man in Utah is likely exploring his legal options after recently being taken into custody. Apparently, police arrived at a residence at approximately 2 a.m. after an alleged shooting took place. A group of people had reportedly been in the backyard of the property consuming alcohol, and two of the men in the group suffered gunshot wounds. A 35-year-old man suffered multiple wounds and died as a result, and another individual had a single wound.

Utah woman accused of violent crimes involving knives

Certain situations can easily result in individuals making decisions they later regret. Parties who have been accused of violent crimes may have been overcome by sudden rage or otherwise may not have been thinking clearly, and as a result, they may have been accused of acting in a criminal manner. In such cases, the consequences could be quite severe if a conviction for criminal charges comes about.

One woman in Utah is certainly hoping to avoid conviction for a reported event that recently occurred. Reports stated that the woman had purportedly gone into a residence that was occupied by her two children, the children's grandmother and an unidentified man. At the time, the woman was allegedly holding two knives and began making slashing motions at the other individuals stating that she was going to kill them. The only apparent injury in the situation was a cut the man suffered to his finger.

Utah man facing charges for alleged child sex crimes during work

Landing in a difficult legal predicament can have a variety of impacts. When an individual has been accused of sex crimes, the situation may be particularly sensitive as such accusations could have significant consequences. However, parties certainly want to remember that people are presumed innocent before the court unless proven otherwise by relevant evidence that is found to be beyond a reasonable doubt.

One man in Utah is likely hoping for the best after recently being taken into custody on charges. Reports stated that the man is the owner and operator of a bounce house and water slide business. Apparently, the man had hired multiple boys -- whose ages were not disclosed in the report -- to help him set up the equipment when necessary. It is alleged that the man sexually abused the boys.

Strong defense may help Utah residents accused of drug crimes

Dealing with criminal charges can pose considerable complications to any person. The specific details of a case could impact what type of charges are filed, how legal proceedings move forward and what options individuals have for defending themselves. Parties who have been accused of drug crimes, or other alleged criminal activity, may begin to feel overwhelmed at the prospect of facing criminal court.

Multiple people in Utah may be experiencing these feelings after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that five state residents and one individual from another country were suspected to have been involved in an international drug trafficking ring. The situation began with the arrest of one man, and four other parties -- two men and two women -- were accused of being co-conspirators. The out-of-country person was also considered a co-conspirator.