Entries by Greg

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Four women seek special prosecutor after DA declines to file sexual assault charges

Originally published at American Bar Association BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018, 10:09 AM CDT Four women are asking the Utah Supreme Court to appoint a special prosecutor to pursue their sexual assault allegations after the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office declined to bring charges. The women are basing their request on a state constitutional […]

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These Four Women Are Hoping To Find Justice Through A Little-Known Law After Prosecutors Failed To Charge Their Attackers

Originally published on Buzzfeed News: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/utah-sexual-assault-petition-court-prosecutor “I did everything I was supposed to do,” one of the women said. “Reporting is not easy.”   When prosecutors in Utah said there was “insufficient evidence” to file charges against a massage therapist who allegedly sexually assaulted her, Crystal Madill met with them to see if they would reconsider. […]

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Officer Involved Shootings Spike in 2018

Utah’s Channel 4 news posted a story called on April 19, 2018: It’s April, and there have already been more officer-involved shootings than in all of 2017 It’s alarming but true. Police have shot more people in the first four months of this year (seven),  than in all of 2017 (six). With memories of 2014’s […]

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Can I Film The Police In Utah?

In Utah, can I be charged with I crime if I use my phone or other device to record a law enforcement encounter? The Short answer is no, as long as you do not interfere with the law enforcement officer’s arrest or detention. In 2017, Utah Legislator and Chief Sponsor of Senate Bill 239, Senator […]

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Consider hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney to conduct Pre-Filing Negotiations as Part of your Criminal Defense Strategy.

By Gregory Ferbrache, a criminal defense attorney with over a decade of prosecutorial experience as a Salt Lake County Deputy District Attorney, Assistant Utah Attorney General, and Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Utah.  You may contact him at FerbracheLaw.com All too often the criminal defense attorney is retained after criminal charges […]