Unless otherwise provided, the following terms apply to this title:

(1)  “Act” means a voluntary bodily movement and includes speech.

Terms Used In Utah Code 76-1-601

  • corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
(2)  “Actor” means a person whose criminal responsibility is in issue in a criminal action.

(3)  “Bodily injury” means physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition.

(4)  “Conduct” means an act or omission.

(5)  “Dangerous weapon” means:

(a)  any item capable of causing death or serious bodily injury; or

(b)  a facsimile or representation of the item, if:

(i)  the actor’s use or apparent intended use of the item leads the victim to reasonably believe the item is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury; or

(ii)  the actor represents to the victim verbally or in any other manner that he is in control of such an item.

(6)  “Grievous sexual offense” means:

(a)  rape, Section 76-5-402;

(b)  rape of a child, Section 76-5-402.1;

(c)  object rape, Section 76-5-402.2;

(d)  object rape of a child, Section 76-5-402.3;

(e)  forcible sodomy, Subsection 76-5-403(2);

(f)  sodomy on a child, Section 76-5-403.1;

(g)  aggravated sexual abuse of a child, Subsection 76-5-404.1(4);

(h)  aggravated sexual assault, Section 76-5-405;

(i)  any felony attempt to commit an offense described in Subsections (6)(a) through (h); or

(j)  an offense in another state, territory, or district of the United States that, if committed in Utah, would constitute an offense described in Subsections (6)(a) through (i).

(7)  “Offense” means a violation of any penal statute of this state.

(8)  “Omission” means a failure to act when there is a legal duty to act and the actor is capable of acting.

(9)  “Person” means an individual, public or private corporation, government, partnership, or unincorporated association.

(10)  “Possess” means to have physical possession of or to exercise dominion or control over tangible property.

(11)  “Serious bodily injury” means bodily injury that creates or causes serious permanent disfigurement, protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ, or creates a substantial risk of death.

(12)  “Substantial bodily injury” means bodily injury, not amounting to serious bodily injury, that creates or causes protracted physical pain, temporary disfigurement, or temporary loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.

(13)  “Writing” or “written” includes any handwriting, typewriting, printing, electronic storage or transmission, or any other method of recording information or fixing information in a form capable of being preserved.

Amended by Chapter 339, 2007 General Session