Homicide includes directly, accidentally, or intentionally causing the death of another human being. Accidental and intentional cause of death can be defined as being the driver of a bank robbery, in which someone dies. Although they never shot anyone or went inside of the bank, they could be charged with felony murder. 

 Homicide also includes causing the death of a human being through gross negligence. For instance, a person operating a vehicle while intoxicated may be charged with negligent homicide if they kill someone in an accident.

Although in the Utah criminal justice system everyone without exception is considered innocent until proven guilty, there are consequences of merely being charged with a Utah sex crime that can impact a person’s everyday life; such as employment and housing opportunities. A good Utah sex crimes defense attorney may be able to minimize some of the negative impact that comes along with being charged with a rape, child sex abuse or possession of child porn.

Even after you have had your sex case dismissed or have been acquitted, the mere fact that you were arrested may continue to impact your life because your criminal history will continue to reflect that you were arrested. In such a case, you are entitled to have your record expunged and it is highly advisable that you do so. Once your record is expunged, you are legally entitled to answer the question of whether you have ever been arrested or charged with a crime by saying no.

The LA times reported an Orange County teacher accused of being sexually involved with one of her students. Band teacher, Carlie Atterbury was accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her 15 year old students for over a year. Prosecutors said that “The two regularly met at Attebury’s home and exchanged sexually explicit text messages”.  Atterbury is being tried January 2011.

 What does this mean for Utah? Just because our school districts are populous, juveniles beware of sexual relations with a school teacher.

 A Roosevelt, Utah woman is accusing her husband of sodomizing her with a broomstick after she forgot to do the dishes. The woman’s story started to waiver, however, after she changed her views as to whether she had access to a telephone or car after the incident. The alleged victim had not sought medical or emotional attention after the incident and only reported the incident when her husband of 16 years threatened to divorce her. The woman said that after she was sodomized she bleed for two days but never got any help because she was scared her husband would kill her. The Deseret news reports that the husband of the alleged victim told the jury “that his wife had the means to seek help if the incident had occurred because she managed his handyman business and had access to bank accounts, a cell phone, a home phone and the Internet”. The man did admit that he had threatened to sodomize his wife with a broomstick during a fight but never followed through with the threat. Innocent until proven guilty but it looks like there’s a broomstick for a different type of witch.

The Flasher might appear to be some sort of superhero name but for Burbank, California police it is much different. Burbank police are looking for a man accused of flashing several women 3 times in Magnolia Park Neighborhood, The LA Times reports. “Police say the man whistles towards groups of women to get their attention, and then exposes himself”. Luckily for Utahns, there is no worry about the notorious Burbank flasher but there still might be one in store from a MARVEL comic book.

Considering Utah is such a conservative state, it is quite a surprise that eight men were arrested in a Cedar City prostitution sting. The second man, Andrew Groft used to be the former president of George Wythe University in Flagstaff, Arizona but was later replaced. To make matters even a little bit more surprising for Utah’s character, Groft was the second college administrator caught in the prostitution sting.  Southern Utah University Vice President Wesley Curtis was arrested prior for involvement in the same sting. It looks like Cedar City is a lot more scandalous than we would have ever imagined. To read more click here.