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Gray Areas are Best Left to Lawyers

gray areas are best left to lawyers

Criminal events happen everyday in our society. Though, we hope we never encounter one of these events or have a loved one commit a criminal act, sometimes it does happen. There are certain rights that shop owners have and when it comes to shoplifting these rights can sometimes be muddled and fall into the gray area. The mass media that now exists in our society perpetuates that gray area, but also clarifies actions and events in many cases. Research shows that people in positions of authority are extremely careful in the profession due to the existence of and global use of social media and cell phones. It’s drastically changed the way that news is shared, spun and witnessed according to many law firms in Salt Lake City Utah.

Recently, a video taken of a man being bitten, stripped of clothing and physically thrown about a gas station has gone viral. The video is being used as evidence by the victim, who is now suing the store and its employees. According to the video and reports, the individual was approached about stealing a candy bar, and then assaulted. During the incident, the accused admitted to taking the candy but expressing that he had taken nothing else and had nothing else on him. While this declaration was being made, a nearby patron was filming the incident. In the video, you can see the employees biting, stripping and heavily restraining the individual. According to limited reports, one employee involved in the incident has since been fired, and the outcome of the case remains to be seen.

It’s an unfortunate circumstance and many across the nation have mixed feelings about the incident and where exactly the blame should or will fall. Any lawyer in Utah notes that criminal matters can be confusing, and it’s important when dealing with them, to speak with an apt and experienced attorney.

A Utah Attorney notes that unique accidents carry same risks

Accidents are fairly usual occurrences amid the hustle and bustle of the city traffic, a fact that any Utah attorney can bear witness to. Salt Lake City exists as a mecca for tourists during each part of the year, especially in the colder months full of snow and winter sport opportunities and with implementations of various mass transportation options in the city, the results of car accidents have unfortunately remained as a city staple. Most Utah lawyers in Salt Lake City, and residents, are aware of the numerous train and vehicle collisions that have occurred within the past year alone. Unfortunately, this random but devastating occurrence happened again this past week.

Three individuals in the city of Midvale are recovering from a TRAX collision. According to reports, a section of the high-speed mass transport vehicle became unhooked and left on the track, which then caused a collision with the train at a later time. Although, the conductor tried to stop in time, it was too late. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the accident, but it has shaken up the residents, as these unique accidents often do. An investigation will go into the matter to determine how the lone car became unhooked in the first place. Any Utah attorney notes that these unique occurrences, while unlikely, still carry the same risks and dangers as a regular vehicle collision. Following these collisions it’s important to take care of and reestablish yourself. No one hopes to need an attorney in such a situation, but unfortunately the need often does arise.

It’s important to seek a Utah lawyer you can trust, with a reputation of honesty and integrity. What may be worse than needing to retain an attorney following an accident, is retaining a bad attorney.

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If you need legal help, call Ascent Law for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you.

Michael R. Anderson, JD

Ascent Law LLC
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States

Telephone: (801) 676-5506