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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.

Criminal defense options may help Utah man address charges

After individuals have criminal charges brought against them, there are various options those parties could utilize to address the situation. Most of those choices often pertain to the method in which they would like to approach their criminal defense presentations. Because each person has differing needs and desires based on one's personal circumstances, exploring the options may help to find the best paths.

One man in Utah may be looking for the most feasible route for addressing his legal issues due to recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that the man was allegedly involved in a violent incident in his home. Apparently, the man's mother called police due to a family disturbance, and when officers arrived at the scene, they found that the mother had suffered serious injuries and the man's stepfather had suffered fatal stab wounds.

Rape allegations leveled against Utah man after alleged incident

A man in Utah undoubtedly hopes to find the best manner in which to deal with his legal predicament after recently being charged with a sexual offense. The 21-year-old man has been accused of rape after a woman came forward with the allegations. Apparently, the man and woman met through a dating service, and though the man indicated he was interested in sexual intercourse and the woman stated she was not, the two met for a date.

The pair were reportedly supposed to get coffee, but after picking the woman up at her college dorm, the man took her back to his apartment. While there, the woman claims to have refused physical advances from the man twice before he held her down and allegedly raped her. After the purported incident, the man was taken into custody by police officers with Dixie State University. 

Utah man facing charges for alleged sex crimes with minor

A 20-year-old Utah man is likely focused on his criminal defense options. It was recently reported that the man has been accused of sex crimes involving a minor. Apparently, the man was the girl's martial arts instructor, and they met approximately one year before the man's arrest. The two had allegedly been having sexual contact for at least six months.

Police became alerted to the purported situation after questioning the girl about an unrelated incident. It was unclear what prompted the initial questioning or what caused the girl to reportedly reveal information about the man. Nonetheless, an investigation was opened, and the man was taken into custody as a result. It was noted that the man did not provide any comment to police.

Utah man charged for drug crimes after near death of teen

A 19-year-old man in Utah may soon be exploring his legal options after a recent arrest. Reports stated that the man has been charged with drug crimes relating to the near death of a 17-year-old boy. Apparently, the boy had arranged a meeting with the older man in order to make a drug purchase. The two purportedly met and allegedly made a transaction that resulted in the man giving the boy a pill for $10.

After taking half of the pill, the boy reportedly suffered from an overdose. The boy's father found him struggling to breathe, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment. Luckily, the overdose did not prove fatal. Authorities suspect that the drug involved was a substance known as "pink," which is an opioid.