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In 2015, Utah became the first state in the U.S. to establish an online registry for white-collar crime offenders. The registry includes photos of people convicted of second-degree felonies. Although this information has always been public, the registry makes it easier to find those convicted.

If you’ve been charged with a white-collar crime, you’re likely under a lot of stress. Your job, reputation and potentially your future are on the line. You need an aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side who knows the system and understands Utah law and building strong criminal defense cases. You need Branson West Law.

Recent Case Results

Leaving the scene of an accident
Case Dismissed!

Client was accused of leaving the scene of an accident in Riverton, case dismissed.

Client's 2nd offense. Argued suppression motion, case dismissed.
Davis County Assault

Client charged with assault in Davis County. Cased was dismissed.
West Jordan Burglary
Burglary Case Dismissed

Client accused of breaking into vehicle, stealing items, then fleeing the scene.
Draper DUI

Client charged with DUI. Case Dismissed.
Draper DUI

DUI charge dropped to reckless
Provo DUI
DUI Dismissed

Client was stopped at DUI check point, failed FSTs, blew below the legal limit, but had other substances in his system.
Draper DUI
DUI Dismissed

Client found in car, passed out, alleged drugs in system.
Domestic Violence, Midvale
Case Dismissed

Domestic Violence case in Midvale, case DISMISSED.
Domestic Violence and Burglary, Salt Lake 3rd District
Case Dismissed

DV and Burglary case dismissed in Salt Lake 3rd District
DUI - South Jordan

Accused of DUI with prescription drugs with an accident in South Jordan, case dismissed.
Dog Attack, Salt Lake County
Case Dismissed

Dog attack case in Salt Lake County
Domestic Violence, Sandy
Case Dismissed

DV in Sandy, client accused of fighting with girlfriend, case dismissed.
Domestic Violence, Salt Lake County
Case Dismissed

DV in Salt Lake County, client accused of attacking her daughters boyfriend, case dismissed.
DUI, West Jordan
THC DUI Dismissed

Kira Eoff, West Jordan, THC DUI dismissed
DUI - West Jordan

DUI in West Jordan, pulled over for swerving, dismissed.
DUI - Provo

DUI dismissed in Provo, bad driving pattern, thought it was drugs, failed FSTs, and DRE exam.
DUI - Holladay
Jury Verdict of Not Guilty

DUI charge, client had actual physical control with a high BAC, verdict not guilty.
Theft - Layton, UT
Case Dismissed

Target employee charged with theft in Layton, case dismissed.
Murray, UT - DUI.
Case Dismissed!

Stopped for speeding, failed FSTs.
West Jordan, Ignition Interlock Violation
Case Dismissed!

Client accused of driving with an ignition interlock device.
Herriman, DUI
Case Dismissed!

Client accused of DUI, had a blood draw result of .08, got a second opinion that showed .075.
West Valley City, Domestic Violence Assault
Case Dismissed!

Client was accused of assaulting her husband.
Murray, UT - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Case Dismissed!

Cops found items in the car, claimed there was a drug deal.
Lehi, Child Abuse
Case Dismissed

Client was accused of hitting son.
West Jordan, Seven 2nd Degree Felony Counts of Check Fraud
Case Dismissed!

Client was accused of fraudulently writing checks on accounts that were closed.
Provo, UT - DUI
Case Dismissed!

Client drinks at party, comes back and falls asleep in car, fails FSTs, arrested for DUI.
Murray, UT - Retail Theft
Case Dismissed

Client was in Costco, put item in purse, security claimed she was stealing property.
SLC, UT - Domestic Violence Assualt
Case Dismissed

Client was in a fight with boyfriend, charged with Domestic Violence (DV).
Holladay, UT - DUI
Case Dismissed!

Ran from a DUI checkpoint. Failed FSTs.
Salt Lake City - Felony Child Non-Support
Case Dismissed

Client owed over $55,000 in child support arrears.
Theft - Provo Justice Court
Case Dismissed

Client was buying bikes off KSL and ended up with stolen bikes.
Theft - Taylorsville Justice Court
Case Dismissed

Client was accused of stealing supplies from a salon.
Aggravated Assault Charge - Salt Lake 3rd District Court
Case Dismissed

Client was accused of pulling a gun on his girlfriend and threatening to kill her.
Provo, UT - Theft
Case Dismissed!

Client was buying bikes off KSL and ended up with stolen bikes.
American Fork, UT - DUI
Case Dismissed

Client was stopped for a registration issue, failed the field sobriety tests and blew in the intoxilyzer twice.
Alcohol Restricted Driver and Driving on a Suspended License - Sandy Justice Court
Case Dismissed

Client was accused of driving on a restricted and suspended license.
DUI - Salt Lake County
Jury Verdict of NOT GUILTY

Client failed field sobriety tests, had a poor driving pattern, & refused breath test.
DUI - Clearfield, UT

Client was driving a big rig, and we were able to save his job.
Possession of Drugs - Utah County

Client was stopped and improperly searched.
Assaulting an officer, resisting arrest - Salt Lake City, UT
Jury verdict of NOT GUILTY!

Client was investigating friend being restrained by cops and cops attacked him.
DUI, Lehi
DUI dismissed

Client was charged wrongfully. Restored his license, got the charges dismissed!
DUI, Midvale
Jury verdict of NOT GUILTY!

Client blew a .80.
DUI, Midvale
Jury verdict of NOT GUILTY!

Client claimed he was not the driver, even though cops thought he was.
DUI, Draper
Jury verdict of NOT GUILTY!

Client was driving the wrong way on a one-way road, failed FSTs.
DUI, St. George
Jury verdict of NOT GUILTY!

Client was asleep in his car, with stereo on. Cops came and called it
Aggravated assault, Salt Lake 3rd District.
Jury verdict of NOT GUILTY!

Client was accused of pulling a knife on a man in a Wal-mart parking lot.
Retail Theft, Orem
Plea in Abeyance

Client had stolen items from a local retailer, had admitted everything to police and was able to keep her record clean.
Under age consumption, Davis 2nd District
Plea in Abeyance.

Clients were at a party when all were caught drinking. Were able to keep records clean.
DUI, Vernal

Client was stopped for license plate light being out and for having it improperly displayed. Had a BAC of .17.
Possession of Drugs, Salt Lake City

Client was at a pizza place, eating in the parking lot when cops arrived, suspicious of their activity.
Domestic Violence, Taylorsville
Plea in Abeyance

Client called the police when upset, didn't mean to get cops involved, but we were able to save his record.
Domestic Violence, Lehi
Plea in Abeyance to disorderly conduct as an infraction

Client was going through a divorce, his spouse would not allow him to see their child or leave. Cops blamed him.
Stalking, Park City
Plea in Abeyance

Charges reduced, and offered in abeyance, so client's record would stay clean. She was accused of stalking a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, was a teacher, and was able to keep her record clean.
Aggravated Assault, Davis 2nd District
Charges reduced to disorderly conduct as an infraction, no jail time, minimal fine

Client was seen entering Wal-mart with a gun after making apparently threatening phone calls to his former manager.
Retail theft, Salt Lake
Plea in Abeyance.

Client was a college student, accidentally walked out of the store without paying for a cup of soup, but had paid for everything else. Was able to keep her record clean.
DUI, West Valley
Jury Verdict of NOT GUILTY!

Client was a former ski patroller and hopeful to get on with an ambulance crew. He was accused of driving off the road with prescription medication in his system. He suffered from strokes.
Traffic violation, Spanish Fork
Verdict of NOT GUILTY!

Client was a truck driver and had been in an accident. The judge found him not guilty as charged.
Theft of services, Salt Lake 3rd

Client was accused of stealing services from a shop. Were able to prove that her signature had been forged.
DUI, South Salt Lake
Jury verdict of NOT GUILTY!

Client was accused of driving with alcohol in her system on a second offense, then subsequently refusing the breath test.
DUI, Salt Lake Airport

Client was accused of driving through the airport while DUI, was arrested prior to field sobriety tests being administered.

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What is White Collar Crime?

White collar crimes typically occur in a business environment and often involve financial damage to a company or individual. Here is a list of just eight examples of white collar crimes commonly charged in Utah:

  • Bribery: Under Utah law, bribery includes both directly and indirectly giving any benefit to someone with the intent of influencing them in your favor.
  • Insurance Fraud: This type of fraud can involve giving misleading or false information to an insurance company, or not including relevant information on an insurance form.
  • Communications Fraud: This includes any scheme to obtain money from another person under false pretenses.
  • Forgery: You’re probably familiar with the concept of forgery as signing someone else’s name, or lying about a work of art or document to sell it for more than it’s worth. However, forgery crimes can also be more complex, like changing the wording of a legal document with the intent of defrauding a person or business.
  • Environmental Crimes: Environmental crimes include oil spills, unlawful disposal of hazardous materials, polluting water sources and improper use of pesticides or toxic chemicals.
  • Qui Tam Actions: This refers to employees helping with a lawsuit against their employer. If an employee suspects you of criminal activity, they can work with a prosecutor and potentially benefit from the lawsuit.
  • Tax Evasion: While refusing to pay a tax is an obvious crime, missing a deadline for paying a tax can also result in criminal charges.
  • Violation of Sarbanes Oxley Act: The Sarbanes Oxley Act includes strict rules and requirements about things like record keeping in order to protect investors.

Possible Penalties for White Collar Crimes

Aside from public knowledge of a criminal conviction following you for at least 10 years for a first offense, damaging your reputation and making it difficult to find employment, other punishments may include heavy fines or time in prison.

Severity of fines or length of jail time depend on things like how much money was involved, whether it’s a first, second, or third defense, and things you may not know about. Misdemeanors are the least harsh, with fines of around $1,000 and little to no jail time. First, second, and third-degree felonies result in larger fines and longer jail time.

Having a skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney can help ensure your rights are met and a strong case is built in your defense.

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Defense with Branson West Law

White collar crimes often evolve from a simple misunderstanding, or from a situation blown out of proportion. Branson West Law is an aggressive criminal defense attorney who has years of experience researching these kinds of cases. He has helped people all over Utah have charges reduced, dropped or cleared.

Branson West Law knows Utah’s judges and the prosecutors who handle white collar crime cases. He knows how to build a strong defense for you.

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Schedule a free consultation with Branson West Law today to learn more about your case and how he’ll work to defend you.

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