Sex Crimes

The Different Levels of Sexual Offenders in Utah

If you are convicted of any sex offenses in Utah, you will be required to register as a sex offender. The restrictions that apply to you depend on your level of offense risk. To determine which level you will be assigned to, an agency administers an assessment. Said assessment is used to evaluate your risk across 19 areas; with the score provided, you will be assigned a sex offender level. Are you facing...

Revenge Porn has been Cracked Down on

You have these photos of your ex-lover... you recognize the ones. It would certainly be satisfying to delight that standard human impulse for revenge by forwarding them to a couple of selection associates. The brief legal answer is that your best option is to draw it up and maintain it to yourself. Revenge Porn is a Serious Crime This spring, Utah became one of thirteen states to establish a "Vengeance...

How does revenge porn work in Utah?

Before we get into the illegal nature of sharing intimate photos of another person online, let's discuss simply uploading a photograph of another person online. We all live in the current age of technology, where we have high-quality cameras in the palm of our hands. What's more, is that our cell phones allow us to share these photos to thousands with a few taps on the screen. You might be asking yourself,...

Understanding Prostitution and Sexual Solicitation

Almost all adult residents in Utah know that prostitution and sexual solicitation are crimes. Yet many do not understand that different activity that constitutes these crimes, much less, the penalties that can accompany a charge of this nature. It is a criminal activity in Utah to engage in prostitution (having sex for cash, money, goods or gifts), solicitation (making a deal with a prostitute or sex...

Understanding Sexual Solicitation Crime

We live in a day and age where a lot of sex trafficking or prostitution begins online. If you walk down certain neighborhoods at certain times, you are likely to see a street worker offering sex. However, most interactions start online and then progress to an in-person meeting. When two people agree to exchange sexual favors for money or some other kind of favor, it is against Utah law. Officers will...

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