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Avoid the "Naughty List" this Christmas Season

The holidays are a great time for people to get together and enjoy each other’s company. While most people pass through the Christmas and New Year holidays with nothing but great memories, others will end up starting 2016 at the top of the naughty list!

Whether it is the financial strain many feel this time of year, a family disagreement that goes too far, or a celebration with friends that gets out of hand, this time of year always leads to an increase in charges filed for shoplifting, domestic violence incidents, and alcohol-related offenses.

Please, on behalf of your friends at Pearson Butler, don’t let the holidays become a problem for you:

  • If you are having trouble making ends meet, keep in mind that Retail Theft (shoplifting) in Utah is an offense where the penalties get more severe with each incident! If you can’t afford to pay for an item, you certainly can’t afford the fine associated with this offense.
  • If you find yourself in a contentious situation with a family member, please just walk away! Domestic violence crimes are prosecuted very aggressively in Utah and they have consequences that can impact nearly every aspect of your life.
  • If you drink alcohol, please do so responsibly. Just being pulled over with alcohol on your breath might lead to a DUI arrest in Utah. Even if you are never convicted, you can still lose your driver’s license based solely on the arrest!

We sincerely hope that you have a peaceful and uneventful Holiday Season. But, if you are ever charged with a crime, the criminal defense team at Pearson Butler is ready to fight for you and to protect your rights and privileges!