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Father, stepmother charged with violent crimes in Utah

Many people do not fully understand their legal rights. Often, individuals do not feel the need to know their rights until they face a legal predicament. When people are taken into custody and charged with violent crimes, it is vital that they understand what steps they can take to face the allegations leveled against them.

Two individuals in Utah will certainly want to take the time to understand their legal rights after recently being taken into custody. Reports indicated that a father and a stepmother allegedly used the torture technique known as waterboarding on a 9-year-old girl. The child had apparently been taken to the hospital for an injury, and during the examination, nurses reportedly noticed unspecified marks on the girl's wrists. The Division of Child and Family Services were contacted as a result.

Criminal defense: Man facing multiple drug charges in Utah

Even when placed under arrest, individuals have legal rights. It is often wise to exercise those rights in hopes of keeping a situation under control as best as possible. In particular, remaining silent can prevent a person from making incriminating statements, and exercising one's right to an attorney can help someone better understand legal options for creating a criminal defense.

Recent reports indicated that a man in Utah was taken into custody on drug-related charges. Apparently, the man had been in the driver's seat of a parked vehicle when a police officer approached the vehicle due to considering it suspicious. The vehicle was at a park, and the officer stated that he approached the vehicle to tell its occupants that the park was closed.

Utah man facing felony allegations after bank robbery

The criminal justice system allows for accused individuals to give their sides of what happened in a given situation. This aspect of criminal cases is important as parties can defend against allegations they face in hopes of reaching a favorable outcome. The way in which individuals utilize this opportunity can differ from case to case.

One man in Utah will certainly want to determine how to use his defense opportunity after recently being charged. Reports stated that the man was allegedly involved in a bank robbery that took place last month. Apparently, a man wearing a black hoodie and gray shoes pointed a handgun at two bank workers before demanding money. The suspect presumably left the scene and was not apprehended until later. Security footage from the bank was posted to social media, and someone reportedly recognized the suspect.

Utah man facing multiple criminal charges after alleged shooting

When in need of important information, most individuals do not want their facts to come from just anywhere. In situations where legal information is needed, parties facing criminal charges will certainly want to ensure that any knowledge they obtain is reliable and applies to their specific situations. Each case is different, and having the wrong information could have considerably negative impacts.

One man in Utah will undoubtedly want to get the right knowledge about his predicament after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that the man was allegedly involved in a road rage incident that involved him shooting a firearm. Police indicated that at least one shot was fired from a weapon, but it was unclear what may have led to the incident.

2 facing charges for drug crimes after heroin found in vehicle

It is an unfortunate situation when a person ends up facing criminal charges when he or she may not have known that a crime was underway. Even if an individual claims to have had no knowledge of illegal substances being inside a vehicle or in a home, that person could still face charges of drug crimes. If so, creating a meaningful criminal defense may be the best option.

Two individuals were recently taken into custody in Utah on drug possession charges after police initially suspected that the driver was intoxicated. According to reports, an officer noticed that a vehicle had crossed over the fog lines on the road and that the driver failed to use his turn signal properly when changing lanes. As a result, the officer stopped the vehicle and had the driver perform field sobriety tests.

Utah teen faces murder charges after shooting

No matter a person's age, if he or she faces criminal charges, it is important that the situation is handled in a serious manner. In particular, if an individual faces charges for murder, understanding how to potentially defend against the allegations may be vital. Fortunately, parties in this type of predicament may have various options for addressing their cases.

One young man in Utah is likely wondering how to handle his case after recently being taken into custody in relation to a fatal shooting. Reports stated that the 18-year-old man and another individual went to a restaurant in order to confront a 20-year-old man over a relationship issue. During the confrontation, the teen allegedly began punching the older man in the head.

DUI charge may lead to need for criminal defense information

When charged with a crime, the steps that a person chooses to take in order to address the allegations differ from case to case. It is important for individuals to remember that no two cases are the same and that even the smallest detail could change the outcome of a case. For parties facing charges for DUI, having a strong criminal defense may be a necessity.

One man in Utah will certainly want to gain information on his legal options after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that the 21-year-old man was driving a vehicle when he reportedly hit a toddler who was in the road. Authorities came to the scene and, due to the odor of his breath, suspected that the man had consumed alcohol.

Felony charge for drug crimes brought against woman in Utah

There are certain events that can cause substantial changes in a person's life. Facing criminal charges is often considered one of those events. The effects that this type of scenario can have depend on many factors, including the efforts that parties put into defending against allegations. If a person faces a conviction for drug crimes, the consequences can be severe, and in hopes of avoiding such life-changing outcomes, it is often wise to create and present a criminal defense.

One woman in Utah may be considering the many outcomes she could face after having charges brought against her. Reports stated that the woman was driving a vehicle when police stopped her after she apparently failed to stop at a stop sign. After approaching the woman, officers allegedly noticed a considerable amount of cash and drug paraphernalia in her purse.

Violent crimes: Shooting leads to charges against Utah man

In many cases, having more information about a particular situation can help individuals more comfortably address it. When it comes to facing accusations of violent crimes, suspects may benefit from gaining various types of knowledge. Facts about the specific charges, criminal defense options and the legal proceedings associated with addressing allegations could all come in handy.

One man in Utah may want to take the time of find the right information about his current predicament. Reports stated that authorities took the man into custody in connection to a fatal shooting. The situation began when police conducted a traffic stop in the area where the shooting occurred and found a .45-caliber weapon in the vehicle. There were two individuals in the vehicle at the time, but their identities were not given.

Man accused of drug crimes after package delivery in Utah

Individuals can come under suspicion from authorities for various reasons. Commonly, investigators may think that someone is playing a role in certain drug crimes, and as a result, they may conduct an investigation into certain goings-on with that person. This type of activity could result in a person having drug-related allegations leveled against him or her.

One man in Utah is currently facing this type of situation. Reports stated that authorities were alerted to a package that allegedly contained illegal drugs. Before being delivered to its intended destination, a Department of Homeland Security agent obtained the package to check its contents. The agent purportedly found 543 grams of ecstasy inside a teddy bear that had been placed in the package. The package was then resealed and sent on to its original destination.