Bail Jumping and Other Utah Crimes

Utah Criminal Defense Blog, on the topic of  Utah Legal Definition

You’ve probably heard of bail jumping, but you may not know that in Utah law it comes under the category of Offenses Against the Administration of Government. Of course, it doesn’t really matter what category bail jumping and other crimes fall under, as long as you know to avoid committing those offenses.

Bail Jumping

You may be guilty of bail jumping if you are released on bail or your own recognizance and you fail to be in court when you’re supposed to and without good reason. In other words, running to Mexico while you’re out on bail is not allowed.

If you commit bail jumping and your original crime was a felony, you’ll be charged with a third degree felony. If you were facing a misdemeanor charge, you’ll be charged with a class B misdemeanor. (Thank you to for providing us with law on Utah bail bonds and for informing us on how to bail out of jail.)

Evacuating During an Emergency

You will probably be charged with a class B misdemeanor if you refuse to obey an order given by the governor during a state emergency or other CEO during a local emergency.

Doing Business Without a License

It’s illegal to have a business unless you’ve received a license from the appropriate entity. In some cases, you might be required to have a license from multiple governmental agencies such as state, county and/or city. You would be guilty of a class B misdemeanor otherwise.

Messing With Surveys

This crime involves injuring, damaging or removing any

• Signal

• Monument

• Building

used by people who are surveying on behalf of the United States or Utah. You can be charged with a class B misdemeanor if you commit this crime.

An Attorney Can Help

Obeying the law is preferable, but we realize that unavoidable circumstances sometimes occur—in spite of your best efforts. Those are the times when you should talk to a Utah criminal defense attorney.

Attorneys study the law for years in order to help people who find themselves in a legal bind. Don’t wait to discuss your case with a Utah criminal defense attorney.

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  1. Ily says:

    This is now the country we live in. You MUST ID even sooneme obviously an octogenarian if they seek to buy a beer. Yet, a little less than half the country is horrified that cops in AZ MIGHT ask for ID if dealing with you as a criminal suspect IF they think you MIGHT be in the country illegally even though FEDERAL law requires all aliens to carry proof that they are in the country legally.I don’t get ID’d at the liquor store since I am obviously (dang it) over 21, but in a grocery store they have to do an override on the register to avoid doing an ID check. It seems they are set up to REQUIRE entry of an ID number to complete a transaction on any alcoholic beverage but most stopped ID’ing customers obviously over age because it pissed them off.BTW, purchase of tobacco products in OK also requires an ID number or an override and most convenience stores proudly declare that they ID anyone who looks less that 30 when 18 is the age of legal tobacco purchase.A few years ago, I almost got jammed up on the job for refusing to take a police explorer out to do sting purchases of alcohol and tobacco at convenience stores. The kid was to try to make a buy and see if they ID’d him or not, but hell, he had a bigger mustache than mine and he was only 17 (Sam Elliott, Jr?) so he looked to be 28 or so! They got sooneme else to take him.

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