Domestic Violence is a serious crime in Utah and should not be taken lightly. If you have been charged with Domestic Violence or been the victim of Domestic Violence in Utah you need to contact Arnold & Wadsworth to see how we can help. Usually if Domestic Violence is part of a marriage in Utah then that means that a divorce is usually the next step. It may even be that the domestic violence has occurred while a divorce is pending in Utah Courts. You need to be represented. There are too many things that can go wrong to take a chance and do it yourself. Please take advantage of our free consultation and come in and see how we can help. As always there is no fee for the consultation and we do not pressure people to hire us. We are looking to help people.
We have a team of attorneys that can help with Domestic Violence charges. Even if you have been charged criminally with Domestic Violence, we understand that it does not mean it has occurred. Give us a call and we can help.
Utah Code 77-36-1
“Domestic violence” means any criminal offense involving violence or physical harm or threat of violence or physical harm, or any attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit a criminal offense involving violence or physical harm, when committed by one cohabitant against another. “Domestic violence” also means commission or attempt to commit, any of the following offenses by one cohabitant against another:
(a) aggravated assault, as described in Section 76-5-103;
(b) assault, as described in Section 76-5-102;
(c) criminal homicide, as described in Section 76-5-201;
(d) harassment, as described in Section 76-5-106;
(e) electronic communication harassment, as described in Section 76-9-201;
(f) kidnapping, child kidnapping, or aggravated kidnapping, as described in Sections 76-5-301, 76-5-301.1, and 76-5-302;
(g) mayhem, as described in Section 76-5-105;
(h) sexual offenses, as described in Title 76, Chapter 5, Part 4, Sexual Offenses, and Section 76-5b-201, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor;
(i) stalking, as described in Section 76-5-106.5;
(j) unlawful detention, as described in Section 76-5-304;
(k) violation of a protective order or ex parte protective order, as described in Section 76-5-108;
(l) any offense against property described in Title 76, Chapter 6, Part 1, Property Destruction, Part 2, Burglary and Criminal Trespass, or Part 3, Robbery;
(m) possession of a deadly weapon with intent to assault, as described in Section 76-10-507;
(n) discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, near a highway, or in the direction of any person, building, or vehicle, as described in Section 76-10-508;
(o) disorderly conduct, as defined in Section 76-9-102, if a conviction of disorderly conduct is the result of a plea agreement in which the defendant was originally charged with any of the domestic violence offenses otherwise described in this Subsection (4). Conviction of disorderly conduct as a domestic violence offense, in the manner described in this Subsection (4)(o), does not constitute a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence under 18 U.S.C. Section 921, and is exempt from the provisions of the federal Firearms Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 921 et seq.; or
(p) child abuse as described in Section 76-5-109.1.