Abuse It and Lose It: 5 Ways You Can Lose Your Driver’s License in Utah

For many of us, having a driver’s license is essential for getting to work, shopping for necessities, and travel in general. A suspension interferes with your freedom to get where you need to go, when you need to be there. In Utah, certain offenses will cause you to lose your license and spend a lot of time and money trying to get it back. Without legal assistance, you may not be able to get it back at all before Read More

Understanding What Can and Cannot Be Expunged from Your Criminal Record in Utah

You’ve made a mistake (or two) that has left you with a Utah criminal record. Although you’ve been a conscientious and law-abiding citizen ever since, that record is preventing you from applying for certain jobs or professional licenses. Fortunately, it may be possible to have your record expunged. In other words, sealed or erased so that you can put the past behind you. The Utah Expungement Act governs the Read More

Charged with Felony Assault? Here’s What to Expect

In Utah, the crime of assault refers to an attempt to do bodily injury to someone else via violence or unlawful use of force. It is usually charged as a misdemeanor, but can be treated as a felony when the assault is: Likely to cause serious bodily injury or death OR Committed by a prison inmate OR Your second (or subsequent) conviction for assaulting a law enforcement officer or member of the U.S. Read More

Utah Criminal Law: Understanding the Difference Between Assault and Battery

The individual crimes of assault and battery are frequently confused or used interchangeably in conversation. Although both involve physical violence, they are not one and the same. To compound the confusion, the legal definitions of “assault” and “battery” vary from one state to the next. In Utah, assault is defined as an illegal act of violence that injures or creates a risk of injury to another person. Read More

4 Ways to Spot Loan and Appraisal Fraud

Unfortunately it is not uncommon to see a significant amount of dishonesty in the real estate industry. Many of the players in the real estate game work off commission, so they have an incentive to make every house worth as much as possible. Because of this incentive, it’s fairly common to have some combination of the builder, real estate agent, appraiser, and loan officer conspiring together to set the purchase Read More

3 Common Misconceptions About Misdemeanors

Most people are aware that criminal charges are generally classified as either misdemeanors or felonies (or potentially as infractions for minor violations like speeding). However, far too many people are grossly misinformed about the difference between these two key crime classifications. Everyone knows felonies are bad, but this common knowledge oftentimes causes people to make false assumptions or spread Read More

Don’t Be a Victim of False Domestic Violence Accusations

Domestic violence is a serious problem throughout the United States, and Utah is no different. It can be terrifying, and even deadly, which is why the authorities must take any claim of domestic violence very seriously. Sadly, however, some people use the seriousness of this issue to their advantage, even when they aren’t actually being abused. When a person claims that they are being abused, even when they aren’t, Read More

Jodi Arias’ jury hung during sentencing determination

The criminal defense lawyers at Arnold, Wadsworth & Cogginscan protect your constitutional rights if you are facing criminal charges in Utah. The Salt Lake City criminal defense attorneys at Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins offer a free consultation in order to earn your business. The lawyers will make sure they work as a team to be aggressive and creative in order to get a good result in your case. Jodi Arias’ Read More

Salt Lake City, Utah Criminal Defense Attorney

The criminal defense lawyers in the Salt Lake City office of Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins will aggressively represent you and your constitutional rights throughout the court process. The attorneys at Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins continually are researching the latest criminal defense decisions and attending criminal defense CLE classes in order to properly represent our clients. The criminal defense lawyers at Read More

Criminal Defense Attorney Salt Lake City | Robbery Charges

The criminal defense lawyers at Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins offer a free consultation to people facing Robbery Charges, or any other criminal charges in the State of Utah. With offices in Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah, the Robbery Defense attorneys at our firm can give you an honest professional opinion and direction about your case. Below is an explanation of a recent Utah Court of Appeals case that involved a Read More