Domestic Violence Sexual Offenses

Charged with a Domestic Violence Sexual Offense in Utah?

Our attorneys may be able to help get your case dismissed.

In Utah, "domestic violence" is a crime - usually violent - committed by one cohabitant against another. In order for the crime to be charged as domestic violence, it must have been committed against someone you are - or have previously been - living with. You can be accused of domestic violence if you physically harm another person that you are living with, or if you threaten to physically harm them, or if you get someone else to do it for you.

Utah Law specifically describes "domestic violence" as any criminal offense involving...

  • violence or physical harm, or
  • threat of violence or physical harm, or
  • any attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit a criminal offense involving violence or physical harm
  • ...when committed by one cohabitant against another.

Why did I get arrested for a Domestic Violence Sexual Offense?

Arrested for Domestic Violence
If you are accused of a sexual offense against someone you live with, it can be charged as a domestic violence sexual offense.

In Utah, "Domestic Violence" also means the commission of - or attempt to commit - any of the following offenses by one cohabitant against another. When a crime is specified as domestic violence, it carries some different penalties. For instance, when a crime is charged as domestic violence, the accused may lose the right to own a firearm for life.

Click on an offense for more information.

Have Questions?

Our criminal defense attorneys have defended thousands of domestic violence cases in Utah. Feel free to call our office with any questions you may have.

(801) 505-1586

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