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Utah Criminal Code - Selected Sections

The following pages are intended to provide general information on and analysis of selected provisions of the Utah criminal code. Most provisions of the Utah criminal code are found in Title 76 of the Utah Code. But other criminal provisions are found scattered through various titles and chapters of the Utah Code.

The sections selected for inclusion here are intended to be those most helpful to individuals facing criminal prosecution in Utah. This information is not intended to be a substitute for competent legal advice. Instead, a person facing criminal charges in Utah should always contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for the best advice and analysis relating to the specific facts or circumstances involved in the case.

These pages involve ongoing efforts to update and expand the selected criminal code analysis. Check back often for new information. Or contact Salt Lake criminal defense attorney Stephen Howard for information on your specific circumstances.

Title 76 - Utah Criminal Code

Title 76 - Chapter 2 - Principles of Criminal Responsibility

Title 76 - Chapter 3 - Punishments


Title 76 of the Utah Code is officially termed the "Utah Criminal Code." But many criminal statutes are contained elsewhere in the Code. Links to pages discussing some of the criminal provisions in these sections are presented below.


Title 32B - Alcoholic Beverage Control Act

Title 32B - Chapter 4 - Criminal Offenses and Procedure Act


Title 58 - Occupations and Professions

Title 58 - Chapter 37 - Utah Controlled Substances Act

Title 58 - Chapter 37a - Utah Drug Paraphernalia Act


Title 77 - Utah Code of Criminal Procedure

Title 77 - Chapter 40 - Utah Expungement Act


Finding a Criminal Defense Attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake Criminal AttorneyUtah criminal defense attorney Stephen Howard has successfully defended his clients' rights in cases ranging from homicide to DUI, and virtually everything in between. Based in Salt Lake City, Mr. Howard provides legal services to clients throughout Utah.

Choosing the right criminal defense attorney for your case can be one of the most important decisions you make. The consequences of a conviction can be serious. An experienced criminal defense attorney can ensure that your rights are protected.

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