Whether you are driving in holiday traffic to purchase gifts or to meet loved ones, you may suddenly be involved in a car accident. When this happens, your holiday season will become more stressful. Along with suffering serious injuries, you will also need compensation for medical bills, loss of income, and other damages. Rather than […]

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When you lose a loved one unexpectedly in an accident, the results can be devastating. Along with the emotional toll on you and your family, you may find yourself facing difficult financial circumstances and other problems. In these situations where your loved one died due to the negligence and carelessness of others, it may be […]

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Criminal Charges: Why You Need an Attorney

Posted February 14th, 2020

Receiving criminal charges can be very troubling and stressful. If you are convicted or a crime, there could be significant penalties imposed. To help you with the process and assist in raising defenses, you should contact the Provo Utah criminal defense lawyers from Howard Lewis & Petersen. What happens in a criminal case?Charges in a […]

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Plea in Abeyance: Tips for Your Case

Posted February 7th, 2020

In the state of Utah, if you are arrested on criminal charges, you can choose to plead guilty, not guilty or no contest. However, there is another option known as a plea in abeyance. It’s important to know what this means and how it can be used in your case. Whereas the terms “guilty” and […]

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Facing a felony charge, no matter what the crime, is very serious. If you are convicted, there are certain consequences you can face. Overall, you can lose many of your basic rights in addition to dealing with serious penalties. Employment If you are convicted of a felony, you may later find it difficult to get […]

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The holidays can be an extremely busy time for many people in Utah, and the rush to get to family events often leads to some fast driving and an increased chance of people being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Even safe drivers can still find themselves involved in crashes caused by other negligent drivers. […]

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DUI Charges: Can a Lawyer Help?

Posted November 15th, 2019

An arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol in Utah can be incredibly distressing, but you need to remember that an arrest is not the same as a conviction. A prosecutor still needs to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and this burden of proof is the highest possible burden […]

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During the holidays, many of us will spend times with our family members at homes that may also include beloved family pets, but animals are not always especially welcoming of people they view as strangers. The result can often be a number of people possibly being bitten by dogs and suffering serious injuries. When you […]

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Any time you or a loved one suffers injury in an accident, that is a scary and difficult time. You need to focus on yourself or your loved one and recovering from injury. Provo personal injury lawyers know how to make that experience less scary and less difficult. Most businesses and people have insurance that […]

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In Utah, there are specific laws regarding drinking and driving. The state uses the terms “driving under the influence” (DUI). It’s important to understand the legal limit and the consequences of receiving a DUI conviction. Legal Limits Utah’s legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is somewhat different from most states as it is 0.05 percent instead […]

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