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Utah Police Officer Charged With Animal Cruelty After Leaving a Dog in a Hot Patrol Vehicle


When it comes to animal cruelty, nobody is above the law–including Utah’s police officers. It is important to understand not all people charged with animal cruelty.


While there are many animal rights advocates fighting to push for tougher laws, there are many who are wrongly charged. f you or someone you know has been accused of animal cruelt

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Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock No Prior Arrest Record

There are many myths about those who are accused of committing gun crimes. There has been great debate whether tougher gun control laws reduce gun crimes. While simple logic says yes, it does not necessarily apply in the case of Stephen Paddock.


He had no prior criminal history.  it is vital to fighting these charges as quickly and aggressively

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Rapper Nelly Accused of Rape


Just one allegation of rape or any kind of sex crime can be extremely damaging to a person’s reputation. It is important to understand no rape charges have been filed against Nelly. Unfortunately, there is often a rush to judgment when a person is arrested. It can be especially bad for celebrities and public figures, who often find themselves tr

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Is Utah Ready for New Hate Law Legislation?


The violent images of neo-Nazis clashing with police and protesters in Charlottesville are still fresh in the mind of people throughout the country. But the violence in Virginia was hardly anything new. Similar incidents of racial violence have sprouted in places like Portland and even Salt Lake City.


If you or someone you know has been char

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