Trespassing in Utah

Posted June 24th, 2016

Property ownership and your rights on your own property are a hugely important aspect of your day-to-day life. Everyone wants to feel safe in his or her own home. That is why there are many laws that allow citizens to possess property and use it on his or her own terms. One of the things […]

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Recent Appellate Victory Attorney LESLIE W. SLAUGH Chief Appellate Attorney at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC. Les is a partner at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC. Recently he scored another victory for his clients on appeal in Clearwater Farms LLC and Clearwater Holdings LLC, Appellants, v. Shane Robert Giles, Brandi Lynn Giles, Jacob Jay Giles, […]

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Everyone knows that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21. If you’re older than that, consuming alcoholic beverages is legal. If you’re younger, there are penalties to doing so. In Utah, substance abuse violations have more penalties than the expected fines and potential jail time. For purchasing, consuming, or possessing alcohol illegally, […]

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UTAH TRAFFIC TICKETS

Posted May 18th, 2016

In Utah, traffic tickets are Class C Misdemeanors. The Utah Traffic Code can be found at 41-6a-101. It is rather large and has 20 different subchapters. When you get a Utah traffic ticket, following are a few top legal concerns your attorney needs to address. (1) Too Many Points. Utah uses the points system for evaluating […]

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UTAH EXPUNGEMENT PROCESS

Posted May 13th, 2016

Being a convicted of a crime has serious ramifications in your life. Utah has very generous laws concerning when you can get an expungement of your convictions or arrests. Expunging your Utah criminal convictions means erasing them from the public eye, where only government and law enforcement can see them. It does not erase the […]

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When your life has been turned upside down by an accident and the resulting injuries and damages, the last thing you want is added stress in the form of medical bills. But medical bills often come hand in hand with an accident. Many people expect insurance or a settlement to cover these bills, but the […]

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Businesses are often sold. Many entrepreneurs dream of the day when they will expand their businesses to a point where they can sell them for a profit. Business transactions are complicated. There are too many factors for consideration to list in this brief discussion. However, I’ve outlined five main issues to consider in business acquisitions: […]

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After an accident, if can be tempting to do anything you can to make up for the pain and suffering you’ve gone through. This is why damages in a personal injury case exist: because the law knows that your losses often go far beyond the dollar value of medical care. The goal when awarding damages […]

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Linda Virchow Retires

Posted May 2nd, 2016

On Friday, 04/29/2016, Linda Virchow retired after 48 years of working for Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC. We wish her the best.

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Defective Product or Dangerous Use?

Posted April 29th, 2016

When picking out toys for your child, your normal considerations are things like age-appropriateness, educational and fun components, and ability to keep the child’s attention. If you’re picking out a children’s toy, it just makes sense that it would be safe, right? Unfortunately not. There are hundreds of thousands of toy-related injuries in the US […]

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