White & Matern, PLLC

Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney

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.

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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.

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

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NFL Assistant Coach Resigns After Getting Caught With Cocaine

 

There was a time when cocaine was considered a high-status drug. During the 1970s and 1980s, it was often glamorized in movies and television shows as a drug used by the rich and elite. We all make mistakes. But some can cost us our careers and freedom. Just one accusation or charge of a drug crime can cost a person their job and even result in

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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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The Harsh Reality of Violating Probation in Utah

There is a myth that people who are sentenced to probation are getting the equivalent of a slap on the wrist. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here is a scary and remarkable statistic. The first step is to seek representation from an experienced and knowledgeable probation and parole violations attorney. The Salt Lake City criminal defense

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Las Vegas Shooting May Affect Future Gun Crime Legislation

While most people agree guns should never get into the hands of the wrong people, there are some major differences of opinions on regulation. However, there are strict rules when it comes to the use of firearms. The Salt Lake City gun crimes attorneys at White & Matern, PLLC have utilized a comprehensive and aggressive approach to help protect the

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Governor Herbert Supports New Changes to Utah’s .05 DUI Law

A DUI arrest can happen to even the most responsible person. Under the new .05 law, a husband and wife enjoying a meal and a couple of drinks at a restaurant could be considered legally drunk. Just one DUI arrest can be extremely damaging to a person’s reputation and ruin their future.

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Over the years, the legal team at White & Matern, PLLC have

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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.

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If you or someone you know has been char

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The Biggest Myths of White Collar Crime in Utah

It is also important to understand not every person accused of a white collar crime is guilty. Just one accusation can be extremely damaging to person’s reputation and can jeopardize their professional career. But most importantly, a conviction can result in significant time behind bars.Over the years, the Salt Lake City white collar crime attorn

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Does a $20 Hike on Concealed Gun Permits Violate Utah Law?

The right to bear arms is one of the fundamental rights of the constitution. Most licensed gun owners in Utah are responsible citizens. But there will always be reckless and unethical people who will find ways to obtain firearms. Unfortunately, far too many responsible gun owners are wrongly accused of gun crimes throughout the state. It is vital

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