Legal Information: Utah

Crimes

Updated: 
November 15, 2016

Crimes

Even if you do not qualify for a protective order or a stalking injunction, the abuser may have committed a crime.  If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court.  Remember that even if you do have a protective order or a stalking injunction, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.

If the abuser has mis-used technology in a way that you believe may be a crime, go to our Abuse Using Technology section to learn what types of behaviors are covered under criminal state laws.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Utah?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Utah?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Utah?

Here is a list of some possible crimes in Utah that the abuser may have committed.  You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Utah?

The Utah Office for Victims of Crime website provides information on victims' rights, services, and compensation.  You can also call them at (801) 238-2360 or toll-free at (800) 621-7444.

You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff's department, or district attorney's office.  See our UT Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff's department.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.

Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.

You may want to contact the Stalking Resource Center if you are being stalked or harassed.