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.
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 Utahbailbondsinformation.com 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
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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